Category Archives: Politics

The NUI Seanad Election Results (2016)

The count is over, and we have most of a Seanad. How did things turn out in the NUI constituency? No-hopers (0-500 votes): Jerry Beades, Paul D’Alton, Karen Devine, Owen Joseph Dineen, Luke Field, Ross Golden-Bannon, John Higgins, Daragh McGreal, … Continue reading

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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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Seanad 2016: The NUI Panel

The Seanad Election for 2016 has been called. Voting takes place from March 21st to April 21st. The following is a very quick summation of the declared candidates, with links to whatever websites and social media accounts they have at … Continue reading

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Kildare North’s TD’s: The First Day Back

Here’s the first in what I hope will be a regular feature: a simple recording of what Kildare North’s TD’s are up to in the Dail, in the aftermath of “GE16”. The 32nd Dail has only been alive and well … 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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