Category Archives: Gender

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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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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Candidates for the 2016 General Election (by constituency)

Adrian Kavanagh – First posted on 22nd October 2014 – this post will be updated as and when new candidates are selected/declared  As confirmed on the morning of February 3rd 2016, the next general election will take place on Friday 26th … Continue reading

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Political Reform in Ireland and My Personal Electoral and Political Reform Agenda

Adrian Kavanagh, 29th September 2014 As this website reached the 500,000 views mark over the weekend, I have decided to make this by (again) revisiting my earlier post on what I would consider my political reform priorities to be. At … Continue reading

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Political Reform in Ireland: My Personal Electoral and Political Reform Agenda

Adrian Kavanagh, 26th July 2014 Some aspects of the government’s political reform agenda have been achieved over the past three and a half years, including changes to political funding legislation, the implementation of a six-month limit for the holding of … 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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