Monthly Archives: May 2015

Ne’er cast a clout till May be out: Constituency-level analysis of the Sunday Business Post-Red C opinion poll (31st May 2015)

Adrian Kavanagh, 30th May 2015  Tomorrow sees the latest in monthly series of Sunday Business Post-Red C opinion polls. Both of the two government parties – having lost some ground in last month’s poll – gain some significant ground in this poll, while … Continue reading

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Tally Ho! Which local newspapers published tallies for the May 2015 elections

Adrian Kavanagh, 29th May 2015 As an electoral geographer, I am very interested in which local newspapers are publishing tallies for the Marriage Equality referendum and the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election contest in this week’s editions, or possibly in the following few … Continue reading

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A Geographical Perspective on the Carlow-Kilkenny By-Election, 22nd May 2015

Adrian Kavanagh, 26th May 2015  The Carlow-Kilkenny Dail by-election was held on the same days as the Marriage Equality and Presidential Candidate Age referendum contests. Based on the list provided on the ElectionsIreland.org website, this was the 133rd Dail by-election … Continue reading

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Geographical perspectives on the May 2015 referendum contests

Adrian Kavanagh, 25th May 2015  With a national turnout rate of 60.5% – just 9.4% lower than the turnout level for the 2011 General Election – the Marriage Equality referendum was passed with 62.1% of the valid votes, but the … Continue reading

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Civil War politics lives on?: Constituency-level analysis of the Irish Times-Ipsos MRBI opinion poll (18th May 2015)

Adrian Kavanagh, 18th May 2015  Only a day after the latest Behaviour & Attitudes opinion poll comes the second in the series of Irish Times-Ipsos MRBI opinion polls for 2015. The first such poll, back in March, continued the trend of improving fortunes … Continue reading

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What’s Another Poll?: Constituency-level analysis of the Sunday Times-Behaviour & Attitudes opinion poll (17th May 2015)

Adrian Kavanagh, 16th May 2015  We’ve been waiting – not a long time – since the last opinion poll and a new Sunday Times-Behaviour & Attitudes poll emerges, as we head into Eurovision week and the final week of the Carlow-Kilkenny and … Continue reading

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The 1995 Divorce Referendum: A Geographical Retrospect

Adrian Kavanagh, 14th May 2015 With the upcoming presidential candidates age and marriage equality referendum contests to take place on 22nd May (2015), I thought it would be useful to look back at geographical patterns in turnout levels and Yes/No … Continue reading

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