The boundary commission has recommended an extension for Waterford into South Kilkenny.
The redrawing of the county boundary between Kilkenny and Waterford would see 20,000 acres transferred into Waterford. The final decision will be a matter for Minister Simon Coveney. South Kilkenny TD John Paul Phelan has threatened to resign his Dáil seat if the boundary change went ahead and said Fine Gael would lose significant support in south Kilkenny.
Former Mayor of Waterford Cllr. John Cummins has called on the government and Fianna Fáil as the supporting partner to implement the recommendations as a matter of urgency. The recommendations of the three strong commission are to implement "a new Boundary between the Authorities that will move the entire Electoral Area of Kilculliheen and those parts of the Electoral Areas of Aglish and Dunkitt contained within the Area of Interest that lie south of the N25 bypass to the control of Waterford Council". [source: WLR FM]