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Meath East (Dáil Éireann constituency)

Location of Meath East within Ireland

Meath East 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 Edit

It was established by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005 when the previous 5 seat Meath constituency was divided into two 3 seat constituencies of Meath East and Meath West. It was first used at the 2007 general election electing members of the 30th Dáil.

Boundaries Edit

It spans the eastern portions of County Meath. It includes Nobber, Slane, Dunboyne, Kells and Ashbourne, the constituency's biggest town.

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

"In the county of Meath the electoral divisions of:
Drumcondra, Grangegeeth, Killary, in the former Rural District of Ardee No. 2;
Culmullin, Donaghmore, Dunboyne, Dunshaughlin, Kilbrew, Killeen, Kilmore, Rathfeigh, Ratoath, Rodanstown, Skreen, in the former Rural District of Dunshaughlin;
Ardagh, Carrickleck, Ceanannas Mór Rural, Cruicetown, Kilmainham, Maperath, Moybolgue, Moynalty, Newcastle, Newtown, Nobber, Posseckstown, Staholmog, Trohanny, in the former Rural District of Kells;
Ardcath, Duleek, Mellifont, Stamullin, in the former Rural District of Meath;
Ardmulchan, Castletown, Domhnach Phádraig, Kentstown, Painestown, Rathkenny, Slane, Stackallan, Tara, in the former Rural District of Navan;
and the town of Kells."
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