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Seanad 2020: The NUI Result

So another upper house university poll is in the books. It’s very much a case of as you were for the NUI, with the three incumbents re-elected, all with varying degrees of ease. Ronan Mullen topped the poll and was … Continue reading

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Seanad 2020: The NUI

And so onto the upper house. The election to fill the 26th Seanad will be completed by the the end of March, and the closing date for candidates in the NUI constituency to declare themselves was last Friday. Below is … Continue reading

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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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The Seanad Referendum

And so, the Seanad referendum is upon us, at last. It seems like I have spent several years looking at constant suggestions, vague promises and outright lies about calling a vote on whether or not to retain the upper house, … Continue reading

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