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  Elections in Ireland - Definition, explanation
Elections in the Republic of Ireland gives information on elections and election results in the Republic of Ireland.
Politics in the Republic of Ireland is dominated by two main parties, although the electoral system provides for a form of proportional representation, with the consequence that coalition government has become the norm in recent decades.
The President of Ireland is formally elected by the citizens of Ireland once in every seven years, except in the event of premature vacancy, when an election must be held within sixty days.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/e/el/elections_in_ireland.php   (614 words)

  CAIN: Democratic Dialogue: Papers - Elections in Northern Ireland
Indirectly, elections influence the composition of governments at local, regional and national levels and therefore have some bearing upon the policies of states.
A recent study of provincial elections in Argentina seems to indicate that a combination of larger district magnitude, a centralised party list system and a law requiring parties to field a minimum number of women candidates in the higher portions of the lists leads to an improvement in the numbers of women elected.
Before the 1997 election in the UK, 9.2% of parliamentary seats were held by women—a very slight improvement on the previous situation when the numbers of women for years hovered around 6%.
cain.ulst.ac.uk /dd/papers/elections.htm   (7944 words)

 Elections in Ireland Information
Residents who are citizens of any EU state may vote in European elections, while any resident, regardless of citizenship, may participate in local elections.
While both Irish and UK citizens resident in the state may vote in elections to Dáil Éireann (the lower house of parliament), only Irish citizens, who must be at least eighteen years of age, may vote in the election of the President.
Northern Ireland has a multi-party system known as the D'Hondt system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.
www.bookrags.com /Elections_in_Ireland   (463 words)

 Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights - Elections - Election observation missions
OSCE/ODIHR election observation mission to observer the 16 December 2007 pre-term parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan.
OSCE/ODIHR election assessment mission to assess the 21 October pre-term parliamentary elections in Poland.
OSCE/ODIHR election observation mission to observe the 30 September 2007 parliamentary elections in Ukraine.
www.osce.org /odihr-elections/eom.html   (136 words)

 EU Elections
The European Parliament is elected to promote the interests of the 492 million citizens of the European Union and to defend their rights at EU level.
Every Irish and EU citizen living in Ireland who is aged 18 years or over and whose name appears on the electoral register is eligible to vote in the European elections in Ireland.
Irish citizens living in another EU Member State are entitled to vote in the European elections in that country.
ec.europa.eu /ireland/general_information/elections/index_en.htm   (182 words)

 CNN.com - N. Ireland elections postponed - May. 1, 2003
Elections to the suspended Northern Ireland assembly were postponed Thursday until at least the autumn in another serious blow to the province's 1998 peace accord.
Northern Ireland Secretary Paul Murphy announced in the House of Commons that the planned May 29 election would not go ahead because there was still "a lack of clarity on the crucial issue of whether the IRA is prepared for full, immediate, and permanent cessation of all paramilitary activity."
The election had already been postponed once because of the governments' fears that the vote could reward the most hard-line parties, the Catholics of Sinn Fein and the Protestants of the Democratic Unionist Party.
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/05/01/nireland.vote   (806 words)

 Grant Thornton - Date set for Northern Ireland elections   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Elections for a new Northern Ireland Assembly are to be held on March 7th next year, the government has confirmed.
The Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) bill's forward by Northern Ireland secretary Peter Hain has indicated that the transitional assembly will be dissolved on January 30th, ahead of the elections to restore devolved government in the province.
Direct rule in Northern Ireland was suspended and power returned to Westminster four years ago in the wake of the discovery of an alleged IRA spy ring operating at the Stormont assembly.
www.grant-thornton.co.uk /pages/press_room-other_news-date_set_for_northern_ireland_elections_.html   (274 words)

 European and Local Government Elections in Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
European and local elections will be held on 11 June 2004 together with a referendum: Irish citizens only are entitled to vote at a referendum.
All non-nationals living in Ireland aged 18 years or over who are registered in the register of electors are entitled to vote at the 2004 local government elections.
All EU citizens living in Ireland aged 18 years or over are also entitled to vote at the 2004 European Parliament elections: EU citizens aged 21 years or over may contest the 2004 elections.
www.dlrcoco.ie /gp/Election04/Infoleaflet.htm   (616 words)

 Election Resources on the Internet: Parliamentary Elections in Ireland - Elections to Dáil Éireann (House ...
The election statistics presented in this space come from Dáil General Election May 2002 Results and Transfer of Votes, as well as reports and data files issued by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.
A candidate whose first preference vote totals equal or exceed the quota is immediately elected; if the candidate obtained more first preference votes than the quota, the surplus is distributed among the remaining candidates, in proportion to the second preferences of all votes cast for the successful candidate.
The surplus transfer may result in the election of one or more candidates, in whose case the described procedure is repeated.
electionresources.org /ie   (465 words)

 Irish elections, 1921 at AllExperts
Two elections in Ireland took place in 1921, as a result of the Government of Ireland Act 1920 to establish the House of Commons of Northern Ireland and the House of Commons of Southern Ireland.
The election was used by Irish Republicans as the basis of membership of the Second Dáil.
The general election to the Northern Ireland House of Commons occurred on 24 May.
en.allexperts.com /e/i/ir/irish_elections,_1921.htm   (335 words)

 Presidential Elections Ireland 2004
Fear and doubt were pushed to one side and at three o'clock in the morning of Thursday, 25th September, I sat down to write a presentation to send to chairpersons of county councils throughout the country.
Normally, although there had been contested elections, presidential candidates were proposed by the current government and the post was regarded as a sinecure for eminent party-servers.
I think I gave the networks a dignified and intelligent view from Ireland despite their desire to only portray the paddywhackery image they were used to.
www.planorganic.com /presidential.htm   (3415 words)

 The Electoral Commission : Your area : Northern Ireland : Elections
Elections to the European Parliament took place in Northern Ireland on Thursday 10 June 2004.
We prepared a guide for candidates and election agents explaining the process of standing for election to the Northern Ireland Assembly on 26 November 2003.
Election results can be viewed at election data.
www.postalvotes.co.uk /your-area/electionsni.cfm   (198 words)

 ePolitix.com - Q&A: Northern Ireland elections   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The elections are the penultimate stage on the road map for the restoration of devolution and power-sharing in Northern Ireland, as set out in the St Andrews agreement.
Although the assembly was suspended, elections were held in 2003 in the hope of breaking the impasse.
Reports have suggested that, unusually, this election is being fought on bread and butter issues such as water rates, which are subject to a controversial change from April.
www.epolitix.com /EN/News/200703/e7f879ff-fb79-451a-92d3-d71106b4d6b3.htm   (643 words)

 FairVote - Articles by Rob Richie
Election winners are those supported by a majority, elected in a single election, and candidates from multiple perspectives can run without fear of being branded a spoiler or splitting the vote.
He feared that, with time running out before the November election combined with the pressures of the statewide recall election in October, these bumbling bureaucrats could not be relied on to implement IRV fairly.
Immediately following his ruling, the city's elections director then had the gall to tell reporters that he could not guarantee that IRV will be in place by the November 2004 elections, more than two and a half years after voters approved the system.
www.fairvote.org /activist/?page=1165&articlemode=showspecific&showarticle=2284   (928 words)

 Assembly Elections 2003
Sinn Féin president, Mr Gerry Adams, and the DUP's Mr Nigel Dodds, during a radio interview at the Northern Ireland Assembly election count in the King's Hall, Belfast yesterday.
Irish Government view: The Government could be prepared to concede significant changes to the operation of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive to broker a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party after its election victory, the Taoiseach, Mr Ahern, has indicated.
Northern Ireland Office meetings: The Northern Secretary, Mr Paul Murphy, said the Belfast Agreement will remain "fundamentally unchanged" because the majority of the electorate supported it.
www.ireland.com /focus/nielection   (247 words)

 Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights - Homepage
It is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and rule of law.
OSCE election body deploys long-term observation mission to Kyrgyzstan
A ballot box is emptied for the count at a polling station in Warsaw during the 21 October 2007 parliamentary elections in Poland.
www.osce.org /odihr/index.php?page=elections&div=reports&country=kg   (333 words)

 The Electoral Commission : Your area : Northern Ireland : Elections
Elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly took place on 7 March 2007.
Turnout at the election was 63% with Mid Ulster seeing the highest percentage turnout at 73% and East Antrim recording the lowest percentage poll at 53%.
View the list of political parties who were registered to contest elections in Northern Ireland.
www.electoralcommission.org.uk /your-area/electionsni.cfm   (428 words)

 Presidential Elections in Ireland
The President of the Republic of Ireland who is simply a representative figure in the country is elected for a seven year mandate that can only be renewed once.
Any candidate aspiring to the supreme office in Ireland must have the signature of 20 members of the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) or the support of at least four county councillors.
These were Eamon Ryan, MP for the Greens (GA-GP), and Dana Rosemary Scallon, a born again Christian, former Euro MP and unfortunate candidate in the preceding presidential election when she finished in third place after the first round, winning 13.8% of the vote.
www.robert-schuman.org /anglais/oee/irlande/presidentielles/default.htm   (644 words)

 N Ireland campaigns for elections | | The Australian
The parties launched their campaigns after London and Dublin gave the green light to elections on March 7, aimed at restoring a power-sharing government between Protestants and Catholics on March 26.
Self-rule shared between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland was among the main planks of the 1998 Good Friday peace deal that largely ended three decades of sectarian violence.
Catholics generally support union with the Republic of Ireland, while Protestants are loyal to continued union with Britain.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au /story/0,20867,21152150-23109,00.html   (570 words)

 Elections Ireland: Northern Ireland General Elections
The Elections section of the ARK (Northern Ireland social and political archive) website, run by Nicholas Whyte, is highly recommended for further information on elections in Northern Ireland.
For the 1983 general election another re-organisation came into play to reflect the loss of devolved power in Northern Ireland (3rd Review), increasing the number of seats from 12 to 17.
Possibly this was prompted by a widespread belief that a General Election might be imminent; however, the Northern Ireland Executive had already announced on 6 July 2007 that it planned to conduct a review of local government in Northern Ireland.
electionsireland.org /results/general/ni   (404 words)

 Deadline Near For Northern Ireland Parties - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Elections in Northern Ireland on March 7 confirmed the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Fein as the dominant parties within the Unionist and Nationalist communities, respectively.
The scene now is set for a final round of intensive negotiations between the parties and the UK and Irish governments to finalize terms on which a power-sharing, devolved administration can begin to function.
Elections were unusual for Northern Ireland in that they were fought largely on such core issues as education and health care.
www.forbes.com /leadership/innovation/2007/03/09/northern-ireland-elections-biz-cx_0312oxford.html   (599 words)

 Elections Ireland: Local Elections
Local Elections in the Republic of Ireland were held on Friday 11 June 2004 on the same day as European Elections.
Local Elections are held very five years, as determined by the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.
The results for 2004 county council elections are complete including full count details.
electionsireland.org /results/local   (113 words)

 IRELAND: parliamentary elections Dail Eireann, 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Elections were held for all the seats of the Dail following the premature dissolution of this body on 15 May 1997.
Subsequent to the previous (November 1992) Dail elections, Prime Minister Albert Reynolds resigned as both leader of the Government and his party (Fianna Fail) in November 1994 and, the following month, a new three-party ruling "Rainbow Coalition" comprising Fine Gael, the Labour Party and the Democratic Left was formed, headed by Prime Minister John Bruton.
Bruton (Fine Gael), riding the crest of an impressive economic record but trailing his opponents in opinion polls, called the premature elections for 6 June; the Dail was then dissolved and the campaign began.
www.ipu.org /parline-e/reports/arc/2153_97.htm   (364 words)

 Elections (Northern Ireland) Order 1996
shall apply in relation to an election as it applies in relation to a parliamentary election and as though the reference to the 1983 Act was a reference to that Act as applied by this Order.
shall apply in relation to a petition questioning an election as it applies in relation to a petition questioning a parliamentary election and as though the reference to sections 120 to 156 of the 1983 Act was a reference to those sections as applied by this Order.
(a) any reference to a parliamentary election, including a reference to a general election or a by-election, shall be construed as a reference to an election under the 1996 Act and a reference to the parliamentary elections rules shall be construed as a reference to the elections rules;
www.opsi.gov.uk /si/si1996/Uksi_19961220_en_1.htm   (1828 words)

 Gardiner: Constitutional Documents of the Puritan Revolution
For the city and county of the city of Limerick and Killmallock, one; and the place of meeting for the election of such persons shall be at Limerick.
For the county of Cork, one; for the towns of Cork and Youghall, one; and the place of meeting for the election of such persons shall be at Cork.
For the province of Connaught, except the county of Clare, four; that is to say, for the counties of Sligo, Roscommon and Leitrim, two; and the place of meeting for the election of such persons shall be at Jamestown.
www.constitution.org /eng/conpur100.htm   (435 words)

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