Category Archives: Local Elections 2014

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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How far Left? People Before Profit Alliance and Anti Austerity Alliance/Socialist Party at the May 23rd elections

Adrian Kavanagh, 31st May 2014 The 2014 Local Elections were good elections in general for the smaller left of centre groupings, but especially for the two largest parties/alliances within these groupings – the People Before Profit Alliance and the Anti … 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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Young Guns – How the younger candidates fared in the 2014 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh, 29th May 2014 There is a perception that younger candidates did especially well at this weekend’s local elections. Having double checked the facts on this and number crunched the votes, I can confirm that this was very much … Continue reading

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Official Local Elections 2014 results from City and County Council websites

Adrian Kavanagh, 29th May 2014 This post will attempt to provide links to all the City/County Council websites that have published official election results for the different 2014 Local Election contests in all the different electoral areas within their local authority … Continue reading

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Back to the Future? The Green (Party) shoots of recovery

Adrian Kavanagh, 27th May 2014 Much of the focus of the Counts Weekend was on the very strong showings by Sinn Féin, the left-of-centre smaller political groupings/parties and the independents, as well as the significant number of seat gains made … Continue reading

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General Election results simulated on the basis of 2014 Local Election vote patterns

Adrian Kavanagh, 27th May 2014 What would the results of the next general election look like if people voted exactly the same way as they did in Friday’s local elections?

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The 2014 Local Elections and Female Support/Representation levels

Adrian Kavanagh, 27th May 2014 (with subsequent updates)  While May 23rd 2014 was not exactly Lá de na Mná, this year’s local elections did mark an improvement on the low levels of female candidacies and representation associated with previous local election … Continue reading

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Trends observed during the elections counts (May 24th-25th 2014)

Adrian Kavanagh, 24th-25th May 2014 (being updated during the day) My thoughts/observations as the election counts progress during the weekend – I’ll be updating these regularly.

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2014 Local Election seat estimates based on a constituency-level analysis of RTE Exit Polll

Adrian Kavanagh, 24 May 2014 This post attempts to ascertain what the different political parties/groupings’ seat levels might for the City and County Council elections on the basis of the RTE Exit Poll support figures, along the lines of similar analyses on The Irish Political … Continue reading

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