Monthly Archives: October 2014

Independents Day again: Constituency-level analysis of the Sunday Business Post-Red C opinion poll (26th October 2014)

Adrian Kavanagh, 25th October 2014  The latest Sunday Business Post-Red C poll (26th October 2014) suggests that the recent Budget has not amounted to any serious political gains for the government parties, a trend mirrored in the very similar support trends published … Continue reading

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Candidates for the 2016 General Election (by constituency)

Adrian Kavanagh – First posted on 22nd October 2014 – this post will be updated as and when new candidates are selected/declared  As confirmed on the morning of February 3rd 2016, the next general election will take place on Friday 26th … Continue reading

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Mixed fortunes for the Opposition parties! Constituency-level analysis of the Irish Times-Ispos MRBI opinion poll (9th October 2014)

Adrian Kavanagh, 9th October 2014  The results of the latest in the series of The Irish Times-Ispos MRBI polls was published today and this has been largely in line with those of the preceding Red C and Millward Brown polls, but this obviously does convey … Continue reading

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By-election winners and losers, 1980-2014

Adrian Kavanagh, 6th October 2014 Reviewing the past three decades of by-election results shows that government parties have tended to fare poorly in by-election contests (although three of the last four by-elections have been won by government parties), but does certain parties … Continue reading

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