Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sinn Fein’s target constituencies for the next general election

Adrian Kavanagh, 31st May 2011 Sinn Fein emerged from General Election 2011 with the strongest ever performance in a Dail general election in the party’s history, or at least since the early 1920s, winning 10% of the vote and 14 seats in Dail … Continue reading

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Fianna Fail’s target constituencies for the next general election

Adrian Kavanagh, 31st May 2011 Fianna Fail’s poor election performance has lead some commentators to speculate that the party may be out of power for a considerable period of time, but a study of individual constituency results suggests that significant … Continue reading

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Gender, Candidate Selection and Constituency Size in the 2011 General Election

By Claire McGing, John and Pat Hume scholar and Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) scholar, Dept of Geography, NUI Maynooth Research suggests that the larger the constituency size (often called the ‘district magnitude’), the better … Continue reading

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146-seat Dail boundary configuration means very few breaches of county boundaries

Adrian Kavanagh, 17 May 2011 One of the main aims set down for the Constituency Commission is for the committee to avoid, if practicable breaching county boundaries when drawing up new/revising Dail constituency boundaries (with the exception of local authority … Continue reading

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Arise Sligo-North Leitrim! A Geography of Seanad Election 2011 results

Adrian Kavanagh 3rd May 2011 So the final contests of the general elections of 2011 have now come to an end and we can now review the results of the Seanad Election 2011 vocational panel contests. 120 candidates contested these … Continue reading

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