Category Archives: Leinster

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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Geographical perspectives on the Longford-Westmeath constituency

Adrian Kavanagh, 19th May 2014 When it comes to elections, Geography matters! But geography especially tends to have a bearing in the case of two-county general election constituencies such as the old Laois-Offaly constituency and the Longford-Westmeath constituency. With 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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Matching Sitting Councillors to New Local Election Constituencies: the Leinster region

Adrian Kavanagh, 14th June 2013 There currently are 262 councillors in the eleven local authorities located within the Leinster region. The number of CountyCouncillors in some of these counties will increase at the next local elections but numbers in other … Continue reading

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