Tag Archives: 2009

How low can you go? The worst performing candidates at the 2009 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh, 22nd November 2013 In a contest there has to be winners. And there has to be losers. Some election candidates can win big. Others can lose…badly. As the 2011 General Election results showed, for every Shane Ross or … 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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Councillor Numbers in Dublin; Parties, Co-options and Gender

Adrian Kavanagh, 13 June 2013 There currently are 130 councillors in the four different local authorities covering the Dublin region, with Dublin City (52 councillors) being the largest of these followed by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown (28), South Dublin (26) and Fingal … Continue reading

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Female candidacies and success levels in 2009’s local electoral contests

Adrian Kavanagh, 2nd February 2012 Given the day that’s in it, many will be considering the effect of gender quotas and whether increased levels of female candidates will necessarily translate into a higher level of female representatives. I would argue … Continue reading

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