Category Archives: Politics

Election 2016

The votes have been cast and the results are in. General Election 2016 saw the people of Ireland reject the proposition of continuing with the coalition between Fine Gael and Labour. It...

Electoral strategies

The election was Fine Gael’s to lose and they almost lost it. Despite returning to the Dáil with 50 seats the party will consider this a disappointing result at the end of...

Winners and losers

eolas highlights some of the most prominent winners and losers in the recent General Election.   Winners While no party was popular enough to claim an outright majority, the party with most...

The importance of transfers?

In any election that uses the Single Transferable Voting mechanism, vote transfers can reveal details of voters’ mindsets and their preference for a party or candidate but just how important are vote...

Forming a government

A discussion of the potential avenues available in the creation of the next Government. The election is over and all 158 seats have been filled but unlike 2011, the outcome from this...

European Diary

New Parliament President As was widely expected, Socialists and Democrats Group leader Martin Schulz won the European Parliament presidency with 387 votes.  This followed a deal with the European People’s Party, which...