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The 2019 Local Elections: A Geographer’s Overview

Adrian Kavanagh, 28th March 2019 The 2019 City and County Council elections took place on 28th May 2019. Perhaps the most notable trend at this election was to do with voter turnout. The average turnout level for the 2019 Local … Continue reading

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Female candidates contesting the 2019 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh, 16th October 2018 – post updated as and when new female candidates are added/female candidates withdraw. 314 female candidates contested the 2009 City and County Council elections, accounting for 17.2% of the total number of candidates. 440 female candidates contested the 2014 … Continue reading

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Ministerial and Junior Ministerial appointments by constituency (6th May 2016)

Adrian Kavanagh, Friday 6th May 2016 – updated: Friday 19th May 2016 This post will look at ministerial appointments by constituency and by region, following the re-election of Enda Kenny earlier and the announcement of the new cabinet, including Fine Gael and … Continue reading

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How did the Younger Ones (candidates aged between 21 and 35) fare at General Election 2016

Adrian Kavanagh, 1st March 2016 In an earlier post, I listed all eighty four candidates in the 21-35 age category (15.2% of the total number of General Election candidates) who contested Friday’s general election contest. This post reviews how these candidates fared in the election and … Continue reading

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Female candidates at the 2016 General Election

Adrian Kavanagh, 29th February 2016. As of this morning, counting is still continuing in a number of constituencies, but at this stage it is clear that there will be a significant increase in the number of seats won by female … Continue reading

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The Younger Ones: General Election 2016 candidates aged between 21 and 35

Adrian Kavanagh, 26th June 2015 In a similar vein to an earlier post relating to 2011 General Election candidates and a similar post relating to younger candidates contesting the 2014 City and County Council elections, this page seeks to list the names, and … 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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Where could Fianna Fail run female candidates at the next general election, in response to the party’s Markiewicz Report:

Adrian Kavanagh, 15th January 2015 (updated: 23rd June 2015) January 15th 2015 saw the publication of the Markievicz Commission Report, which set out targets for Fianna Fail to reach in order to meet the requirements set by the gender quota legislation. … Continue reading

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Ministerial and Junior Ministerial appointments by constituency after the July 2014 Reshuffle (11th/15th July 2014)

Adrian Kavanagh, Friday 11th July 2014 – updated Tuesday 15th July 2014 This post will look at ministerial appointments by constituency and by region, in the wake of today’s Cabinet reshuffle, and will consider whether Geography had an influence on these, while also contrasting … Continue reading

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The 2014 Local Elections and Female Support/Representation levels

Adrian Kavanagh, 27th May 2014 (with subsequent updates)  While May 23rd 2014 was not exactly Lá de na Mná, this year’s local elections did mark an improvement on the low levels of female candidacies and representation associated with previous local election … Continue reading

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