Category Archives: Referendum elections

Voter Turnout in Dublin City for the Marriage Equality/Presidential Candidate Age referendum contests

Adrian Kavanagh, 22nd June 2015 As noted in last month’s post, the national voter turnout rate of 60.5% – which was just 9.4% lower than the turnout level for the 2011 General Election – for the Marriage Equality (and Presidential Candidate Age) … Continue reading

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Tally Ho! Which local newspapers published tallies for the May 2015 elections

Adrian Kavanagh, 29th May 2015 As an electoral geographer, I am very interested in which local newspapers are publishing tallies for the Marriage Equality referendum and the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election contest in this week’s editions, or possibly in the following few … Continue reading

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Geographical perspectives on the May 2015 referendum contests

Adrian Kavanagh, 25th May 2015  With a national turnout rate of 60.5% – just 9.4% lower than the turnout level for the 2011 General Election – the Marriage Equality referendum was passed with 62.1% of the valid votes, but the … Continue reading

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The 1995 Divorce Referendum: A Geographical Retrospect

Adrian Kavanagh, 14th May 2015 With the upcoming presidential candidates age and marriage equality referendum contests to take place on 22nd May (2015), I thought it would be useful to look back at geographical patterns in turnout levels and Yes/No … Continue reading

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How would Scottish Independence impact on electoral competition in the rest of the United Kingdom?

Adrian Kavanagh, 28th August 2014  A referendum on Scottish Independence is taking place on 18th September 2014. While the pre-contest opinion polls are suggesting that this will not be carried, it is worth remembering the range of Irish cases (2001 … Continue reading

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Geography and Elections – 2013 Seanad Referendum voter turnout levels in Dublin City

Adrian Kavanagh, 19th November 2013 This post looks at voter turnout levels in the recent Seanad and Court of Appeals referendum contests, making specific reference to turnout differences at the Dail constituency level but also to turnout differences (based on … Continue reading

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Seanad Referendum Debate, NUI Maynooth, Monday 30th September 2013 (7.00pm)

“Seanad Éireann – Should It Stay or Should It Go?” 7.00pm – 8.15pm, September 30th,

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