By Dan Walsh
There is some speculation that owing to a growing population in Co. Wexford and a review by the Boundary Commission that Wexford, currently a five-seat constituency could become a six-seat constituency, in reality, divided into two by three seats for election to Dáil Éireann.
The options would appear to be a county divide – Wexford North and Wexford South – or part of Wicklow added to Wexford?
The possibility of Wexford coming two three-seat constituencies is a real challenge and is being considered by political parties, however, we are in ‘no comment’ mode at the moment!
Meanwhile, the most recently released Central Statistics Office data indicates that some 1,814 Ukrainian nationals are currently in Wexford.
The number of individuals and percentage population per district is as follows;
ROSSLARE DISTRICT. 390 (1.68%) +48.
NEW ROSS DISTRICT. 547 (1.82%) +46.
ENNISCORTHY DISTRICT. 331 (1.13%) +62.
GOREY DISTRICT. 210 (0.68%) +25
WEXFORD DISTRICT. 217 (0.69%) +36
KILMUCKRIDGE DISTRICT. 119 (0.65%) +42.
This indicates an increase of 259 in six weeks since CSO Series 5 data was issued on August 19th.
Several new accommodation centres have come on stream in recent weeks.