Tag Archives: 2014

Which parties/groupings control the City and County Councils?

Adrian Kavanagh, 23rd June 2014 A month has now passed since the holding of the 2014 Local and European elections and the spoils of victory have now been fought over and divided in most cases (although the first meeting of … Continue reading

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Papering Over The Cracks? Fine Gael’s performance at the May 23rd elections

Adrian Kavanagh, 16th June 2014 Fine Gael got lucky on a number of accounts at the May 23rd elections.

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Their Day Has Come? Reviewing Sinn Fein’s Local and European elections performances

Adrian Kavanagh, 12th June 2014 Apart from the successes associated with the Independents and Others groupings, there is no doubt that Sinn Fein were the big winners in the May 23rd 2014 elections, winning seats in each of the European … Continue reading

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(Non) Party On? A review of the electoral performance of Independent candidates on May 23rd

Adrian Kavanagh, 11th June 2014 The May 23rd elections were always going to be good elections for the Non Party/Independent candidates grouping.

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Perspectives on the Ballybay-Clones electoral area

Adrian Kavanagh, 4th June 2014 The sudden death on Election Day of Fine Gael County Councillor, Owen Bannigan – Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam – lead to the cancellation of the local election vote for the Ballybay-Clones electoral area … Continue reading

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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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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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Tally Ho! Which local newspapers published election tallies this year?

Adrian Kavanagh, 29th May 2014 As an electoral geographer, I am very interested in which local newspapers are publishing local election tallies in this week’s editions, or possibly in the following few weeks’ editions. When I refer to tallies/tally sheets … Continue reading

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