Category Archives: General Election 2016

Who I’m Voting For In The 2016 Seanad Election

So, how does one decide who to give a first preference to amongst 30 candidates? I decided to go about a process of elimination, first excluding: -Candidates I’m inherently opposed to (1) -Candidates who didn’t bother contacting me in any … Continue reading

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Kildare North: Final Thoughts

So, another election done…or sort of done, at time of writing the count is still continuing in three places. But it is done in Kildare North where Catherine Murphy, James Lawless, Frank O’Rourke and Bernard Durkan were elected in a … Continue reading

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Kildare North: Seventh, Eighth And Final Counts

The count is, of course, actually finished at this point, but for the sake of completeness I’m still going to through them all one by one so we can have a look at how things panned out at every stage. … Continue reading

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Kildare North: Sixth Count

The count continues, here’s iteration six, as Young’s votes are re-distributed: Murphy (SD): 11108 (Elected) Lawless (FF): 8003 (+84) O’Rourke (FF): 6879 (+168) Durkan (FG):  6534 (+62) Lawlor (FG): 5767 (+53) Stagg (LAB): 4632 (+144) Cronin (SF): 4146 (+438) Ni … Continue reading

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Kildare North: Fifth Count

The second day of counting is well under way, and Kildare North has its fifth out. With the Renua candidate gone and his vote distributed, things are looking like this: Murphy (SD): 11108 (Elected) Lawless (FF): 7919 (+182) O’Rourke (FF): … Continue reading

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Kildare North: Fourth Count

The fourth count is in, as Merriman’s surplus is distributed. Murphy (SD): 11108 (Elected) Lawless (FF): 7737 (+41) O’Rourke (FF): 6562 (+34) Durkan (FG):  6322 (+20) Lawlor (FG): 5572 (+28) Stagg (LAB): 4408 (+59) Cronin (SF): 3621 (+231) Ni Fhalluin … Continue reading

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Kildare North: Third Count

The third count is in, delayed by the closing moments of the Kildare South count. The distribution of the also-ran Independents’ votes went as follows: Murphy (SD): 11108 (Elected) Lawless (FF): 7696 (+104) O’Rourke (FF): 6528 (+42) Durkan (FG):  6302 … Continue reading

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