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I was thinking back on Dáil business last week, and the real heroes and winners of any of the debates which were held were those who went and protested against what we might loosely call the ‘Bingo legislation’. This was legislation which the Government was bringing in, not to curtail bingo players, but to have a more equitable share-out of the funding of such events.
Roscommon-Galway representative, Eugene Murphy, is one of the TDs who has most regularly contributed to Dáil debates this year, an analysis of Oireachtas speeches has found.
By the time the votes are all counted on Saturday and the people's verdict read out Mayo will be returning four deputies to the 32nd Dáil, one fewer than five years ago and two fewer than the county returned 24 years ago when the 27th Dáil was elected. From 1997 on Mayo was reduced to a single constituency as the old Mayo West and Mayo East constituencies were merged, and from 2016 on a large swathe of south Mayo has been subsumed into Galway West. With it in the region of 7,000 votes have gone south of the border and with them sitting Mayo TD John O'Mahony who is looking to take a seat in a battle royale that many observers expect to go on long into Sunday and maybe later before the final shake-out in that particular battle is decided.
The Longford-Westmeath constituency is to remain unchanged in a planned reshuffle of Dáil boundaries.
County Galway’s two constituencies look set to undergo major changes in advance of the next General Election, with Galway West likely to lose one of its five Dáil seats and Galway East to become a geographically larger constituency.