Limerick City is a parliamentary constituency in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 4 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 Commission proposed in 2007 that at the next general election a new constituency called Limerick City be created.
It was established by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009 when it replaced the former constituency of Limerick East. Most of the rural parts of the Limerick East constituency have been transferred to the Limerick constituency. It was first used at the 2011 general election.
The 2009 Act defines the constituency as:
- "In the county of Limerick the electoral divisions of:
- Ballycummin, Ballysimon, Ballyvarra, Castleconnell, Limerick South Rural, in the former Rural District of Limerick No. 1;
- and the city of Limerick;
- and, in the former Rural District of Meelick, in the county of Clare, the electoral division of Ballyglass."