Category Archives: Gender

Confirmed candidates for the Longford-Westmeath and Dublin West by-elections

Adrian Kavanagh, 24th April 2014 With these contests taking place on the same day as the Local and European elections of May 23rd, this post lists the names of the candidates who will be contesting the Longford-Westmeath and Dublin West by-elections on this … Continue reading

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Sitting County/City Councillors who lost out at 2014 Local Elections selection conventions

Adrian Kavanagh 4th February 2014 This post will attempt to list all of the City/County Councillors who lost out in local election selection conventions for their respective parties (including those who were subsequently added to the candidate list by their … Continue reading

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Retiring County/City Councillors at/ahead of the 2014 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh 14th January 2014 This post lists all of the City/County Councillors who are retiring at the May 23rd local elections, or who have indeed retired at an earlier date (and who have by this stage been replaced by a … Continue reading

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Past not an entirely different country? A look back at the 1985 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh, 22nd November 2013 With little more than half a year until the 2014 Local Elections, I thought it would be useful to look back at a previous local elections contest that took place in what may well prove … Continue reading

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Female candidates contesting the 2014 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh, 30th October 2013 – post updated as and when new female candidates are added/female candidates withdraw 314 female candidates contested the 2009 City and County Council elections, accounting for 17.2% of the total number of candidates. For the 2014 … Continue reading

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European Election candidates: An overview

Adrian Kavanagh, 25th September 2014 Now that the new European Election constituency boundaries have been decided on, in this post, I will be detailing the names of the candidates for next year’s European Elections contests, by constituency. As new candidates … Continue reading

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My Priorities for Electoral and Political Reform in Ireland

As the adriankavanaghelections.org website nears its 100,000th hit, I have decided to mark the occasion with a post detailing what would be the issues that I would most like to see being prioritised in relation to the areas of electoral … Continue reading

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Potential Fianna Fail Local Elections 2014 candidates? TDs who lost seats at 2011 General Election and other unsuccessful general election candidates

Adrian Kavanagh, initially posted on 2nd July 2013 With less than eleven months to go until next year’s local elections, the preparations for these have been significantly ramped up following the recent publication of the Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee Report … Continue reading

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Female representation levels on City/County Councils and Borough/Town Councils in Ireland

Adrian Kavanagh, 26th June 2013 The aim of last year’s gender quota legislation is to increase female electoral participation levels in the Republic of Ireland relative to the current low levels observed at both the national and local levels. This … 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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