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RTE-Behaviour & Attitudes exit poll (27th February) – quick overview

Adrian Kavanagh, 26th February 2016 The RTE-Behaviour & Attitudes exit poll was published within the last few minutes Figures are similar to last night’s exit poll, but slightly worse for the government parties. These figures suggest that support levels for both government … Continue reading

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Irish Times-Ipsos MRBI exit poll (26th February) – quick overview

Adrian Kavanagh, 26th February 2016 The Irish Times-Ipsos MRBI exit poll was published literally within an hour of polls closing These figures suggest that support levels for both government parties have fallen by nearly ten percent relative to their 2011 … Continue reading

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Voter Turnout at the 2011 General Election: A Geographical Overview

Adrian Kavanagh, 26th February 2016 This post offers an in-depth geographical study of voter turnout levels at the last general election in 2011. The geographical variations in General Election 2011 turnout levels illustrated in this study are likely to be … Continue reading

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Constituency-level analyses of national opinion polls carried out during 2015: A review.

Adrian Kavanagh, 31st December 2015 During the past year (2015), I carried out constituency-level analyses of thirty one different national opinion polls in order to produce Dail-seat estimates based on those support levels. These analyses involved fourteen Red C (Sunday Business … Continue reading

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How much do Irish political parties spend on promoting women?

By Claire McGing, Government of Ireland IRCHSS scholar and John and Pat Hume scholar, NUI Maynooth In May 2011, Phil Hogan, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, announced his intention to introduce legislation whereby political parties must ensure … Continue reading

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Seanad Elections – Part III Geographies of Voting and Representation

Adrian Kavanagh, 15 April 2011 With significantly higher numbers of eligible voters and candidates, as detailed in the previous two posts, it would be expected that a similar spatial pattern would be observed when looking at the number of votes … Continue reading

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Seanad Elections – Part II Candidates

  Seanad (vocational panels) candidates by constituency, 2011 General Election Adrian Kavanagh, 15 April 2011 The last post showed that certain parts of the states and certain constituencies – mainly two-county constituencies located in mainly rural areas such as the … Continue reading

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