The United Kingdom has 650 Members of Parliament for a population 63 million or so. One UK MP represents approx 100,000 citizens. The Republic of Irelands Dáil Éireann has 166 for a population of 4.5 million. 1 Irish TD represents approx 30,000 citizens. This has probably been thrashed out on P.ie before and if so feel free to ignore. What I would like to know is why we have so many TDs compared to the UKs MPs?
My math may be a bit rough but I just rounded things off. Feel free to correct or sneer