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The Younger Ones: General Election 2020 candidates aged between 21 and 35

Adrian Kavanagh, Originally posted on 20th July 2018 In a similar vein to earlier posts relating to the 2016 General Election and 2011 General Election candidates and a similar post relating to younger candidates contesting the 2014 City and County Council elections, … Continue reading

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Elections to 25th Seanad (2016): Lists of Nominated Candidates and Analysis of Trends

Adrian Kavanagh, 22nd December 2015 Elsewhere on this site, I have compiled a list of the selected/declared candidates for the 2016 Dail elections, but this post lists the nominated candidates for the 2016 Seanad elections. (The earlier version of this … Continue reading

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Former TDs contesting the 2015/16 General Election

Adrian Kavanagh, 6th June 2015 (with subsequent updates) A good number of former TDs will often decide to contest the following general election contest after the one that they lost their seat in. Some of these will have already contested the 2014 City/County Council elections, … Continue reading

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Successful candidates at the 2009 Local Elections who went on to become members of Oireachtas Eireann

Adrian Kavanagh, 24th April 2014  A high level of successful candidates at the 2009 City and County Council elections went on to be successful at national elections subsequently. This post outlines the candidates who subsequently went on to become members … Continue reading

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Former TDs contesting the 2014 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh, 14th January 2014  As noted in the earlier post on the Fine Gael TDs who lost their seats at the 2002 General Election, former TDs can often decide to contest the following local elections after having lost their … Continue reading

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Potential Fianna Fail Local Elections 2014 candidates? TDs who lost seats at 2011 General Election and other unsuccessful general election candidates

Adrian Kavanagh, initially posted on 2nd July 2013 With less than eleven months to go until next year’s local elections, the preparations for these have been significantly ramped up following the recent publication of the Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee Report … Continue reading

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Gender Quota legislation: Challenges and opportunities

Adrian Kavanagh, 19th July 2012 The passing of gender quota legislation in the Dail today, linking the state funding of political parties to a requirement that female candidates will account for at least 30% of those parties’ total number of … Continue reading

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Irish General Election 2011 Facts and Figures’ Golden Goose Awards 2011: The Winners

Adrian Kavanagh, 1 January 2012 The basis for judgement here is not simply the weight of votes won by a party or candidate, but the extent of improvement relative to a previous contest, the level of local competition from opposing … Continue reading

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Irish General Election 2011 Facts and Figures’ Golden Goose Awards 2011: The Nominations

Adrian Kavanagh, 19 December 2011 OK, for better or worse here is the list of the nominees for the Irish General Election 2011 Facts and Figures’ Golden Goose Awards. There is without doubt going to be some glaring omissions here, but … Continue reading

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Gender, Candidate Selection and Constituency Size in the 2011 General Election

By Claire McGing, John and Pat Hume scholar and Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) scholar, Dept of Geography, NUI Maynooth Research suggests that the larger the constituency size (often called the ‘district magnitude’), the better … Continue reading

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