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Kildare South (Dáil Éireann constituency)

Location of Kildare South within Ireland

Kildare South is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries Edit

The constituency was created for the 1997 general election, when the former 5 seat Kildare constituency was divided into Kildare South and Kildare North.

The Kildare South constituency spans the more rural southern and western areas of County Kildare, taking in the towns of Newbridge, Kildare, Athy, Caragh and many other areas.

The Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009 defines the constituency as:

"The county of Kildare, except the part thereof which is comprised in the constituency of Kildare North."
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