Donegal could lose as many as two TDs under new Government plans

Donegal could be set to lose a Dail Deputy under plans by the Government, announced today, to reduce the number of TDs

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan stated the terms of reference for the Constituency Commission will be changed to provide for a reduced number of TDs.

A Constituency Commission is due to be established upon the publication of the 2011 Census preliminary results, which are due in June.

John McAteer of the TircChonaill Tribune newspaper says the feeling is Donegal could lose one or even two TDs: