Author Archives: Adrian Kavanagh

About Adrian Kavanagh

Lecturer at the Maynooth University Department of Geography. Email:

Census 2022 Provisional Figures and New Dáil Constituency Boundaries – A Case for Six Seat Constituencies?

Adrian Kavanagh, 4th July 2022 The provisional population-by-area Census 2022 were published on 23rd June 2022, showing a population level within the state of 5,123,536, marking a notable increase (of 173,613 – 7.6%) on the population level recorded for the 2016 … Continue reading

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Selected/Declared Candidates for the Dublin Bay South By-Election (8th July 2021)

Adrian Kavanagh, 15th June 2021 This post will list all the officially selected/declared candidates for the upcoming Dublin Bay South by-election, which will take place on Thursday 8th July 2021.

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Ministerial and Junior Ministerial appointments by Dáil constituency (June/July 2020)

Adrian Kavanagh, 27th June 2020 This post will look at ministerial appointments by Dáil constituency and by region, following the election of Micheál Martin as the new Taoiseach on 27th June 2020 and the subsequent appointment of a new cabinet, including … Continue reading

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Elections to 26th Seanad (2020): Lists of Officially Nominated Candidates

Adrian Kavanagh, 17th February 2020 Elsewhere on this site, I have compiled a list of the candidates for the 2020 Dáil elections, but this post lists the officially nominated candidates for the 2020 Seanad elections. The closing date for candidate … Continue reading

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Saturday’s Election – Why Your Vote Matters

Adrian Kavanagh, 6th February 2020 On Saturday 8th February, over two million voters across the state will go to the polls to cast their votes at General Election 2020. The results of this election will be determined by many factors … Continue reading

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Donegal South West in maps

Originally posted on Irish Politics Forum:
Adrian Kavanagh, 17 November 2010 Red C opinion poll figures for the Donegal South West by-election and the subsequent general election in that constituency provide ill tidings for Fianna Fail but offer very good…

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Donegal South West by election: The numbers…

Originally posted on Irish Politics Forum:
Adrian Kavanagh, 5 November 2010 On the basis of the most recent general election results in Donegal South West, this might be expected to be one constituency where Fianna Fail could actually have a…

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Candidates for the 2019 Dáil By-Elections: An Overview

Adrian Kavanagh, 12th September 2019 In the May 2019 European Elections Deputies Clare Daly and Frances Fitzgerald won seats in the Dublin constituency, while Deputies Mick Wallace and Billy Kelleher won seats in the South constituency. This means that their … Continue reading

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City and County Council Members – Co-options and Changes since the 2019 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh, 2nd September 2019 (with subsequent updates – latest update: 29 March 2023) The 2019 Local Elections resulted in the election of 949 City and County Councillors. Since that election took place on 24th May 2019, I have estimated … Continue reading

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The 2019 Local Elections: A Geographer’s Overview

Adrian Kavanagh, 28th March 2019 The 2019 City and County Council elections took place on 28th May 2019. Perhaps the most notable trend at this election was to do with voter turnout. The average turnout level for the 2019 Local … Continue reading

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