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Raw audio: McGuinness on Ireland's new EP constituency boundaries
On Monday the European Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee voted to fix the period for the next European Parliament elections – between 23 and 26 May 2019. Because of British MEPs leaving the parliament after Brexit, Ireland is expected to get two new MEPs - with 13 in the new term up from 11 today.
Mairead McGuinness, a Fine Gale MEP representing the Midlands North-West constituency who is a vice-president of the European Parliament, says that given the two new seats, there will have to be boundary changes and it is essential that the Irish government set these new boundaries as soon as possible.
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