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Skipping ‘Left’ and ‘Right’

Guest post from Prof Donncha Kavanagh (UCD) donncha.kavanagh@ucd.ie Much media commentary on the general election has been framed around the notion that the Irish parliamentary system should finally rid itself of its Civil War legacy and embrace the Left-Right system of political discourse that befits a modern democracy.  However, there are profound weaknesses in this…

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General Election 2016; Results and Analysis

This roundtable discussion is open to the public and will discuss the February 2016 election results. Contributors will provide an overview of main factors which influenced voting behaviour, will explore the campaign, evaluate the impact of the gender quota, assess the implications for government formation and deliver an evaluation of the long term consequences of the…