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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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A Seanad Thought Experiment

In the next while, at least until after the Zappone/Quinn bill has been rejected or amended into total irrelevancy by the Dail and Ireland’s political world gets back to the actual business of governing, you might hear a bit about … Continue reading

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The Seanad Vote And A Suggestion For Turnout Improvement

What more can be said about the Seanad referendum that has not be said elsewhere? A terrible focus on moronic savings arguments. A lacklustre campaign. Poor leadership. Underestimation. And the result, a vote that should have been won, lost, and … Continue reading

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The Seanad Referendum: Why I’m Voting “Yes”

It will come as no surprise to regular readers to find out that I am planning to vote “Yes” to the Seanad Abolition referendum this coming Friday. It was, for me, an easy decision to come to, as I have … Continue reading

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The Constitutional Convention: Non-Resident Voting

The Constitutional Convention is back, after a fairly lengthy absence. It has a slightly fuller schedule for the reminder of its existence though, and the next thing up on the agenda is an important one. Non-Resident Voting Simply put, this … Continue reading

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