Tag Archives: women

Past not an entirely different country? A look back at the 1985 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh, 22nd November 2013 With little more than half a year until the 2014 Local Elections, I thought it would be useful to look back at a previous local elections contest that took place in what may well prove … Continue reading

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Female candidates contesting the 2014 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh, 30th October 2013 – 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. For the 2014 … Continue reading

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My Priorities for Electoral and Political Reform in Ireland

As the adriankavanaghelections.org website nears its 100,000th hit, I have decided to mark the occasion with a post detailing what would be the issues that I would most like to see being prioritised in relation to the areas of electoral … Continue reading

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Female representation levels on City/County Councils and Borough/Town Councils in Ireland

Adrian Kavanagh, 26th June 2013 The aim of last year’s gender quota legislation is to increase female electoral participation levels in the Republic of Ireland relative to the current low levels observed at both the national and local levels. This … Continue reading

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How do Borough and Town Councillors bases match up with new local election constituencies?

Adrian Kavanagh, 24 June 2013 The previous series of posts have looked at how the homes bases of sitting County and City match up against the new local election constituency boundaries, with this analysis finding that there are some local … Continue reading

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Councillor Numbers in Dublin; Parties, Co-options and Gender

Adrian Kavanagh, 13 June 2013 There currently are 130 councillors in the four different local authorities covering the Dublin region, with Dublin City (52 councillors) being the largest of these followed by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown (28), South Dublin (26) and Fingal … Continue reading

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Fianna Fail Local Area Representatives and the 2014 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh, 13th June 2013 – with updates as convention/candidate selection process proceeded (see the bottom of the post). Final update posted on 16th June 2014.  69 members of the Fianna Fail Local Area Representatives group contested the 2014 Local … Continue reading

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Female candidacies and support levels at by-election contests, 1980-2013

Adrian Kavanagh, March 6th 2013 – updated March 28th 2013 228 candidates have contested the 26 different by-election contests that took place over the past three decades (between 1980 and 2011), although this number does take account of candidates (such … 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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Constituency Commission Report 2012 – An Overview

Adrian Kavanagh, 22nd June 2012 The lead up to the next general election began with a vengeance yesterday with the publication of the Constituency Commission report, recommending new constituency boundaries for the next European and Dáil elections. The main driver … Continue reading

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