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“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose!”: Constituency-level analysis of the Sunday Business Post-Red C opinion poll (22nd February 2015)

Adrian Kavanagh, 21st February 2015  The latest Sunday Business Post-Red C opinion poll is in line with most of the recent opinion polls, though it brings somewhat mixed results for the two government parties, while the Independents and Others grouping fares notable better … Continue reading

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Sinn Fein feeling the love on Valentines Day. Constituency-level analysis of the Sunday Independent-Millward Brown opinion poll (15th February 2015)

Adrian Kavanagh, 14th February 2015  The latest in the series of Sunday Independent-Millward Brown opinion polls brings slightly better news for the government parties but very good news for Sinn Fein, who find themselves estimated to be the political party with the … Continue reading

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Where could Fine Gael run female candidates at the next general election?

Adrian Kavanagh, 16th January 2015 Following yesterday’s post on the situation with Fianna Fail, this post will consider the case of Fine Gael in relation to the candidate selection decisions that party needs to make in order to meet the requirements … Continue reading

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The Empire strikes back?: Constituency-level analysis of the Paddy Power-Red C (14th January 2015) and Sunday Business Post-Red C (25th January 2015) opinion polls.

Adrian Kavanagh, 14th January 2015  After a series of very poor polls for these parties in the dying months of 2014, the latest Paddy Power-Red C poll (14th January 2014) and the subsequent Sunday Business Post-Red C poll (25th January 2015) both pointed towards … Continue reading

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Introduction of the gender quota and challenges for political parties

Adrian Kavanagh, 6th January 2015  The passing of gender quota legislation by Dail Eireann in July 2012 has linked the state funding of political parties to a requirement that female (and male) candidates will account for at least 30% of … Continue reading

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Shortest day and longest night for Labour. Constituency-level analysis of the Sunday Times-Behaviour & Attitudes, Sunday Independent-Millward Brown and Sunday Business Post-Red C polls (21st December 2014)

Adrian Kavanagh, 20th December 2014  Tomorrow’s Sunday Business-Red C, Sunday Independent-Millward Brown and Sunday Times-Behaviour & Attitudes poll results largely reflects the figures in the Irish Times-Ipsos MRBI poll from earlier this month and indeed most recent polls. Trends in these polls have suggested that … Continue reading

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Independents Day again but disaster for the government parties. Constituency-level analysis of the Irish Times-Ipsos MRBI opinion poll (4th December 2014)

Adrian Kavanagh, 4th December 2014  There are obvious winners – the Independents and Others grouping – and losers – the government parties – in today’s Irish Times-Ipsos MRBI poll. Recent polls, including the latest Sunday Business Post-Red C poll (22nd November 2014), were … Continue reading

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How low can it go for the three main parties? Constituency-level analysis of the Sunday Business Post-Red C opinion poll (22nd November 2014)

Adrian Kavanagh, 25th October 2014  The latest Sunday Business Post-Red C poll (22nd November 2014) suggests that the political effects of the recent events surrounding Irish Water have acted mainly to the advantage of the Independents and Others grouping and also … Continue reading

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Their Day Has Come – Sinn Fein’s surge: Constituency-level analysis of the Sunday Independent-Millward Brown opinion poll (2nd November 2014)

Adrian Kavanagh, 2nd November 2014  The new Sunday Independent-Millward Brown poll (2nd November 2014), published on the day after large numbers of people take to the streets in protest against water charges, sees Sinn Fein move ahead of Fine Gael. Sinn Fein … Continue reading

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Independents Day again: Constituency-level analysis of the Sunday Business Post-Red C opinion poll (26th October 2014)

Adrian Kavanagh, 25th October 2014  The latest Sunday Business Post-Red C poll (26th October 2014) suggests that the recent Budget has not amounted to any serious political gains for the government parties, a trend mirrored in the very similar support trends published … Continue reading

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