Category Archives: Constituency Commission

Gender Quota legislation: Challenges and opportunities

Adrian Kavanagh, 19th July 2012 The passing of gender quota legislation in the Dail today, linking the state funding of political parties to a requirement that female candidates will account for at least 30% of those parties’ total number of … Continue reading

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Estimating 2011 General Election seats levels using new Constituency Commission 2012 election boundaries

Adrian Kavanagh, 6th July 2012 Last month’s Constituency Commission report and the decision to reduce the number of Dail seats by 8 will have a profound impact on the result of, and the number of seats won by different parties at, the … Continue reading

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Political impacts of the 2012 Constituency Commission report: 2011 General Election party support estimates and changing political landscapes in the new constituency areas

Adrian Kavanagh, 25th June 2012  The creation of new election boundaries for the next general election, associated with the reduction in the number of Dail seat numbers by eight, in the 2012 Constituency Commission report has fundamentally altered the rules … Continue reading

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Constituency Commission Report 2012 – An Overview

Adrian Kavanagh, 22nd June 2012 The lead up to the next general election began with a vengeance yesterday with the publication of the Constituency Commission report, recommending new constituency boundaries for the next European and Dáil elections. The main driver … Continue reading

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Some initial comments on 2012 Constituency Commision report

Adrian Kavanagh, 21st June 2012 The 2012 Constituency Commission report was published today and the level of changes in it are very dramatic and belie the generally conservative approach taken by the Commission in the previous two reports. There are … Continue reading

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New general election boundaries with a 158-seat Dail Eireann: the likely scenarios

Adrian Kavanagh, 25th May 2012 Following on the publication of final/definitive population statistics for Census 2011 on March 29th, the Constituency Commission has been completing the task of drawing up a new general (and European) election boundary report. They have … Continue reading

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Census 2011, general election constituencies and county boundaries

The focus of many submissions to Constituency Commissions has to do with concerns over existing, or potential, breaches of county boundaries in respect to the creation/changing of Dail constituency boundaries. This post here reviews the potential scenarios involving the different … Continue reading

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Shape of new general election boundaries if the Constituency Commission opt for a 156-seat Dail (updated based on definitive Census 2011 figures)

Adrian Kavanagh, 30th March 2012 A new Constituency Commission report on election boundaries (for general and European elections) is likely to be published in the coming weeks after the publication of final/definitive population statistics for Census 2011 by the Central … Continue reading

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Shape of new general election boundaries if the Constituency Commission opt for a 158-seat Dail (updated based on definitive Census 2011 figures)

Adrian Kavanagh, 29th March 2012 A new Constituency Commission report on election boundaries (for general and European elections) is likely to be published in the coming weeks after the final/definitive population statistics for Census 2011 were published today.  This posts … Continue reading

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Shape of new general election boundaries if the Constituency Commission opt for a 154-seat Dail (updated based on definitive Census 2011 figures)

Adrian Kavanagh, 29th March 2012 A new Constituency Commission report on election boundaries (for general and European elections) is likely to be published in the next few weeks following the publication today by the Central Statistics Office of definitive population … Continue reading

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