Monthly Archives: June 2011

Commentary on election boundary implications of Census 2011 figures – 156 seat Dail context

The publication of preliminary population and population by area figures for the 2011 Census on June 30th point to the need for extensive boundary changes, especially in light of the government commitment to significantly reduce the number of Dail seats. … Continue reading

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Is there a ‘gender gap’ in Irish voting behaviour? Looking at GE 2011

Does gender impact on voting behaviour in the Republic of Ireland? Although historically Fianna Fáil was the most popular party with women voters (the female vote may have been crucial to their success in 1977 in particular), research on more … Continue reading

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Anything but unusual: the use of Gender Quotas in the EU states

By Claire McGing, John and Pat Hume and Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences scholar, Department of Geography,  NUI Maynooth Under planned new legislation, political parties will have to implement a gender quota for future general election … Continue reading

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Labour’s target constituencies for the next general election

Adrian Kavanagh, 1st June 2011 The Labour Party made significant gains in the February 2011 election, almost doubling their share of the vote nationally and increasing their number of Dail seats from 20 to 37. Due mainly to the party’s … Continue reading

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Fine Gael’s target constituencies for the next general election

Adrian Kavanagh, 1st June 2011 Following on the previous posts, which looked at marginal constituencies that could be targets for Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein gains at the next general election, I will now progress from the main opposition parties to … Continue reading

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