According to yesterdays Irish Independent there will be a carve up of current EU constituencies as Ireland loses one MEP.
'Ireland is expected to lose a European Parliament seat next year, dropping from 12 to 11 MEPs, as a result of new rules and the expansion of the EU.
The likely outcome of a necessary redraw would be the existing Ireland East constituency of Leinster being split between Ireland North and West, already covering Connacht, Ulster and parts of Leinster ( 4 seats)and Munster and Ireland South, made up of most of Munster. ( 4 Seats)' ( Dublin remaining unchanged - 3 Seats)
This likely redraw will almost certainly see a Sinn Fein seat as well as the mother of all battles between McGuinness and Jim Higgins.
In the South Crowley and Aylward will be up against each other.
Labour could be the big losers.
McGuinness may have to go west for votes in EU election shake-up - Independent.ie