European Parliament Elections (Amendment) Act 2014

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European Parliament Elections (Amendment) Act 2014
Number 2 of 2014
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS (AMENDMENT) ACT 2014
CONTENTS
Section
1. Definition
2. Amendment of section 15 of Principal Act
3. Substitution of Third Schedule to Principal Act
4. Short title, construction and collective citation
Acts Referred to
European Parliament Elections Act 1997 (No. 2)
European Parliament Elections Acts 1992 to 2013
Number 2 of 2014
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS (AMENDMENT) ACT 2014
An Act to revise European Parliament constituencies, to provide for the number of members to be elected for such constituencies, for those purposes to amend the European Parliament Elections Act 1997 , and to provide for related matters.
[5th February, 2014]
Be it enacted by the Oireachtas as follows:
Definition
1. In this Act “Principal Act” means the European Parliament Elections Act 1997 .
Amendment of section 15 of Principal Act
2. Section 15 of the Principal Act is amended by substituting the following subsection for subsection (3) :
“(3) An area specified in the Third Schedule shall be taken to be that area as constituted on 1 January 2013.”.
Substitution of Third Schedule to Principal Act
3. The Principal Act is amended as respects European elections held after 1 January 2014 by substituting the following Schedule for the Third Schedule to that Act:
“THIRD SCHEDULE
Section 15.
Constituencies
Constituency
Area
Number of Members
Dublin
The counties of:

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin;

and the city of Dublin.
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Midlands-North-West
The counties of:

Cavan, Donegal, Galway, Kildare, Laois, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo and Westmeath;

and the city of Galway.
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South
The counties of:

Carlow, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Limerick, North Tipperary, South Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow;

and the cities of Cork, Limerick and Waterford.
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Short title, construction and collective citation
4. (1) This Act may be cited as the European Parliament Elections (Amendment) Act 2014.
(2) The European Parliament Elections Acts 1992 to 2013 and this Act shall be read together as one and this Act shall be included in the collective citation “European Parliament Elections Acts 1992 to 2014”.
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