Category Archives: Gender

City and County Council Members – Co-options and Changes since the 2014 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh, 6th July 2016 (with subsequent updates) The 2014 Local Elections resulted in the election of 949 City and County Councillors. Since that election, I have estimated that 102 of the successful candidates in these elections, or candidates who were … Continue reading

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Ministerial and Junior Ministerial appointments by constituency (6th May 2016)

Adrian Kavanagh, Friday 6th May 2016 – updated: Friday 19th May 2016 This post will look at ministerial appointments by constituency and by region, following the re-election of Enda Kenny earlier and the announcement of the new cabinet, including Fine Gael and … Continue reading

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Seanad Elections 2016 – A Final Overview

Adrian Kavanagh, 28th April 2016 Counting for the 2016 Seanad Elections, which had commenced on the morning of Monday 25th April, finally concluded in the evening of Thursday 28th April, with the completion of counting for the Administrative Panel. This … Continue reading

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Female candidates at the 2016 General Election

Adrian Kavanagh, 29th February 2016. As of this morning, counting is still continuing in a number of constituencies, but at this stage it is clear that there will be a significant increase in the number of seats won by female … Continue reading

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Where could Fine Gael run female candidates at the next general election?

Adrian Kavanagh, 16th January 2015 Following yesterday’s post on the situation with Fianna Fail, this post will consider the case of Fine Gael in relation to the candidate selection decisions that party needs to make in order to meet the requirements … Continue reading

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Where could Fianna Fail run female candidates at the next general election, in response to the party’s Markiewicz Report:

Adrian Kavanagh, 15th January 2015 (updated: 23rd June 2015) January 15th 2015 saw the publication of the Markievicz Commission Report, which set out targets for Fianna Fail to reach in order to meet the requirements set by the gender quota legislation. … Continue reading

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Introduction of the gender quota and challenges for political parties

Adrian Kavanagh, 6th January 2015  The passing of gender quota legislation by Dail Eireann in July 2012 has linked the state funding of political parties to a requirement that female (and male) candidates will account for at least 30% of … Continue reading

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