Deering calls for reunification of Carlow

7th April, 2017

Fine Gael Carlow Kilkenny TD, Pat Deering, has again called on the Constituency Commission to the examine the possibility of reuniting the Carlow constituency, by bringing the part of Carlow that moved into the Wicklow Constituency back into the Constituency of Carlow/Kilkenny.

“The latest census data suggests the population of Wicklow County is now large enough to allow for the creation of a stand-alone Wicklow County five-seat constituency.

“In my opinion it is really important to ensure that the integrity of the Carlow county boundary is reaffirmed. Carlow has been a county since the early fourteenth century, encompassing hundreds of years of heritage and tradition.

“As a proud Carlow man, of course I want to see North East Carlow returned to the Carlow/Kilkenny constituency and that the traditional Carlow borders be respected.

“The combined population of the counties of Kilkenny and Carlow now allows for the return of North East Carlow to create a five-seat constituency comprised of the territories of both counties.

“It’s now up to the Constituency Commission to reunify our county and I trust they will examine the latest census data as a matter of urgency.

“It is crucial that the people of Carlow are well represented in the Dáil and as a first step I would like to see all of County Carlow represented by the one Local Authority, Carlow County Council and as part of the one General Election constituency, Carlow Kilkenny.”