Category Archives: by-election

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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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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Confirmed candidates for the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election

Adrian Kavanagh, 3rd December 2014 (regularly updated) Following the appointment of Phil Hogan as Ireland’s EU Commissioner, a vacancy has arisen in the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency. A by-election for this constituency will take place on 22nd May 2015, with the writ being moved for … 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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Confirmed candidates for the Roscommon-South Leitrim and Dublin South West by-elections

Adrian Kavanagh, 16th July 2014 (regularly updated) Following the elections of Luke Ming Flanagan (Midlands-North-West) and Brian Hayes (Dublin) at May’s European Parliament elections, vacancies have arisen in their two Dail constituencies of Roscommon-South Leitrim and Dublin South-West respectively. These are … Continue reading

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Labouring in Vain? The Labour Party’s performance at the May 23rd elections

Adrian Kavanagh, 3rd June 2014  The 1985 Local Elections saw a Labour Party – which was part of a coalition government with Fine Gael – fare poorly, with its national share of the vote dropping to just over seven percent … Continue reading

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