13 electoral districts in West Kilkenny such as Urlingford, Johnstown, and Tullaroan will be joining a new Tipperary North Constituency under the electoral commission’s recommendations published this morning.
Malcolm Noonan, Minister for Heritage and Electoral Reform and Sinn Feinn TD Kathleen Funchion join Brian in studio to discuss the repercussions. We also hear from TD John McGuinness and TD Jennifer Murnane O’Connor about their reaction to the constituency redrawing.
Garda Robert Rasmussen is in studio to remind us to take precautions following local burglaries.
Carmel O’Connor, Smart Metering Manager for the ESB comments on recent findings that tens of thousands of households are being forced to make home renovations to ensure they can have ESB smart meters installed.
Further on to the discussion earlier in the show, Cllr Mary Hilda Kavanagh reacts to her area being brought into the North Tipperary Constituency for the next election.
Travel on Airbnb was worth €9 million to the Kilkenny economy in 2022, Derek Nolan Head of Public Policy at Airbnb Ireland chats to Brian about the report.