Category Archives: Dublin

Voter Turnout in Dublin City for the Marriage Equality/Presidential Candidate Age referendum contests

Adrian Kavanagh, 22nd June 2015 As noted in last month’s post, the national voter turnout rate of 60.5% – which was just 9.4% lower than the turnout level for the 2011 General Election – for the Marriage Equality (and Presidential Candidate Age) … 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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Turnout or Turned Off? A Geographical Review of Voter Turnout patterns at the 2014 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh, 3rd June 2014  The elections of May 23rd 2014 saw the second lowest turnout levels for local election contests in the history of the state – with only the turnout levels at the 1999 contests being lower. This marked … Continue reading

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Fianna Fail at the 2014 elections: Something done, a lot more to do…

Adrian Kavanagh, 30th May 2014 There was some good news for Fianna Fail at last weekend’s elections; emerging as the largest party at a local authority level in the state (with 266 seats) and faring especially well in certain parts … Continue reading

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Labour Party Local Area Representatives – and potential local election candidates?

Adrian Kavanagh,  First posted 4th July 2013 with updates as new details included Just like Fianna Fail and Fine Gael, the Labour Party too has its own group of Local Area Representatives – mainly unelected party members that act as representatives of the … Continue reading

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Fine Gael’s Local Area Representatives – and potential local election candidates?

Adrian Kavanagh, 1st July 2013 Just like Fianna Fail, Fine Gael has its own group of Local Area Representatives – mainly unelected party members that act as representatives of the party in their local area with such areas usually coinciding … Continue reading

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Blood in the Water?: How patterns of local representation match up with new local election boundaries – an overview

Adrian Kavanagh, 25th June 2013 The previous series of posts have reviewed in details how the new local election boundaries, as drawn up in the 2013 Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee Report, relate to the home bases of the current array … Continue reading

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