Electoral Boundary Changes
The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, authorised the formation of a Constituency Commission in 2016, to review the Dáil and European constituencies.
More information is here: http://www.constituency-commission.ie/cc/index.htm
The Commission presented its Report to the Chairman of the Dáil on 27 June 2017 and the Commission now stands dissolved.
The outcome for County Kildare was that the county of Kildare should form a 4 seat Kildare North constituency and a 4 seat Kildare South constituency which should include some population from county Offaly and some population from county Laois. The rest of the counties of Laois and Offaly should be joined to form a 5 seat constituency. The full report is available here: Full Report: http://www.constituency-commission.ie/cc/docs/Constituency%20Commission%20Report%202017.pdf