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Party vote levels at by-elections, 1980-2011

Adrian Kavanagh, March 6th 2013 Since January 1st 1980, twenty-four Dail by-elections have been held in the Republic of Ireland involving two hundred candidates who have won a combined total of 816,989 votes in these. Fianna Fail has been the … Continue reading

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Support for government parties in Dail by-elections between 1980 and 2011

With the Meath East by-election scheduled to take place on March 27th 2013, this is a good time to review statistics for voting patterns in recent by-election contests. This post, reviewing such patterns in the 24 by-elections during the period … Continue reading

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Perspectives on the Dublin West constituency

On October 27th a by-election will take place in the Dublin West to fill the seat vacated following the death of Brian Lenihan TD. 13 candidates will be contesting this election, based on the official candidate information provided by the … Continue reading

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Party vote levels at by-elections, 1980-2010

Since January 1st 1980, twenty-four Dail by-elections have been held in the Republic of Ireland involving two hundred candidates who have won a combined total of 816,989 votes in these. Fianna Fail has been the most successful party in terms … Continue reading

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Female candidacies and support levels at by-election contests, 1982-2010

There has been exactly two hundred candidacies across the 23 different by-election contests that took place over the past three decades (between 1982 and 2010), although this number does take account of candidates (such as Jim Tallon who has to … Continue reading

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Losing the battle but winning the war: General Election successes for by-election losers

What do Tomas MacGiolla, Dick Roche, Joe Higgins, Brian Hayes and Paul Gogarty all have in common?

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By-election winners and losers, 1982-2010

Reviewing the past three decades of by-election results shows (as covered in the previous post) that government parties tend to fare poorly in by-election contests, but does certain parties or groupings tend to do especially well/poorly in these? A review … Continue reading

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By-elections: Bad for government parties’ health?

With the Dublin West by-election scheduled to take place on the same day as the Presidential Election, this is a good time to review statistics for voting patterns in recent by-election contests. This post, reviewing such patterns in the 23 … Continue reading

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Fianna Fail by election performances in 1990s and 2000s – data

Adrian Kavanagh – updated on 1 December 2010 Fianna Fail by election performances in 1990s and 2000s – data This post contains Fianna Fail support data for constituencies where by elections have been held over the past twenty years – … Continue reading

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