A LOOK AT NEW LEINSTER

Leinster is situated in the eastern part of Ireland. It is surrounded by Connacht and Munster to the west, Ulster to the north, the Irish Sea to the east and the Atlantic ocean to the south. It covers an area of 7,618 square miles and has a  population of  1,851,134. Generally, Leinster has fared better economically than the other provinces, primarily because Dublin, the historic center of power and influence in Ireland, is located within its boundaries. It is the most densely populated province with a population density of 242 per square mile, compared to Connacht with a density of 63 per square mile.

Within the Eire Nua concept, Leinster's parliament would be seated in Dublin, the capital. The parliament would consist of a single chamber of deputies elected by the people of the province according to a system of proportional representation. The function of the parliament would be to 1) coordinate cultural activity and economic development within its regions, 2) initiate and promote legislation for the social, economic and cultural development, 3) coordinate the development of third-level education, and 4) collect taxes.

In order to maximize the concept of devolved government, Leinster would include within its geographic boundary four clearly defined regions, namely, the Midlands, South Leinster, East Leinster and Greater Dublin. Each region would be administered by a regional board consisting of 1) representatives of district councils from within the region, and 2) expert representatives appointed by the provincial parliament. These regional boards would be responsible for administering the criminal justice system and for establishing, promoting and coordinating their own social, economic and cultural programs.

Within each region, clearly defined districts would be established. The Midlands would have six, South Leinster would have six , East Leinster would have seven and Greater Dublin would have thirty-two. Each district, which would have a population of between 10,000 and 40,000 people, would be administered by a district council. District councils would be responsible for 1) primary and secondary education, 2) public works and local planning, 3) welfare and social  services and  4) recreational development.

Voluntary community councils would be established locally to pursue local level issues.


MAP OF NEW LEINSTER

REGIONS AND DISTRICTS

KEY MAP OF EIRE NUA

PROVINCIAL CAPITAL

 Dublin

 


MIDLANDS

Regional Capital

Athlone

 

Districts

M1- Longford

M2 - Ballymahon

M3 - Mullingar

M4 - Tullamore

M5 - Birr

M6 - Port Laoise


SO. LEINSTER

Regional Capital

Kilkenny

 

Districts

SL1 - Kilkenny

SL2 - Carlow

SL3 - New Ross

SL4 - Enniscorthy

 SL5 - Gorey

SL6 - Wexford


EAST LEINSTER

 Regional Capital

Naas

 

Districts

EL1 - Ceanannus Mor

EL2 - An Uaimh

EL3 - Trim

EL4 - Kildare

EL5 - Bray

EL6 - Wicklow

EL7 - Arklow

GTR. DUBLIN

Regional Capital

Dublin

 

Districts
GD1- Ceanannus Mor
GD2 - An Uaimh

GD3 - Trim
GD4 - Kildare
GD5 - Bray
GD6 - Wicklow
GD7 - Arklow
GD8 - Finglas
GD9 - Ballymun
GD10- Sutton
GD11- Artane
GD12 - Drumcondra
GD13 - Clontarf
GD14 - Lucan
GD15 - Cabra
GD16 - Ballyfermot
GD17 - Crumlin
GD18 - Kimmage
GD19 - Rathmines
GD20 - Merrion
GD21 -West Tallaght
GD22 - East Tallaght
GD23 - Rathfarnham
GD24 - Dundrum
GD25 - Stillorgan
GD26 - Dun-Laoghaire
GD27 - Carrickmines
GD28 - Dolphin's Barn
GD29 - The Liberties
GD30 - Mansion House
GD31- Four Courts
GD32 - Custom House

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