Tag Archives: Donegal

Census 2016 Definitive Population by Area Figures: What these mean for the 2017 Constituency Commission review

Adrian Kavanagh, 6th April 2017 The final/definitive population by area Census 2016 figures were published earlier today (at 11 am), showing a population level within the state of 4,761,865, marking a notable increase (of 173,613 – 3.8%) on the 4,588,252 population … Continue reading

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Sinn Fein Target Constituencies for the next General Election

Adrian Kavanagh, 30th May 2016 Following on earlier posts, which tried to identify potential target constituencies for the Labour Party and for Fine Gael at the next general election based on an analysis of the 2016 General Election constituency figures, this … 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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Fine Gael’s Top Ten Problem/Promising Constituencies ahead of the next General Election

With little more than a year (at most!) to go until the next general election and with the candidate selection convention process likely to commence in the coming months, I am going to start of a series of posts where … Continue reading

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Voter turnout levels in Dail by-elections 1994-2011

Adrian Kavanagh, 22nd March 2013 Voter turnout levels in general elections in the Republic of Ireland, as in most other democracies tend to be higher than those in other types of elections, such as referendum elections, presidential elections and local … Continue reading

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A geographical view of the 2012 Children’s Referendum vote

Adrian Kavanagh, 12th November 2012 The Children’s Referendum vote, which took place on Satuday (10th November 2012),  was passed on a lower than expected (but rather comfortable) margin of 615,731 votes (58.00%) to 445,863 (42.00%). This referendum vote had the third lowest ever … Continue reading

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Estimating 2011 General Election seats levels using new Constituency Commission 2012 election boundaries

Adrian Kavanagh, 6th July 2012 Last month’s Constituency Commission report and the decision to reduce the number of Dail seats by 8 will have a profound impact on the result of, and the number of seats won by different parties at, the … Continue reading

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