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  Irish general election, 2002 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Irish general election of 2002 was held on Friday 17 May 2002, just over three weeks after the dissolution of the 28th Dáil on Thursday 25 April by President Mary McAleese, at the request of the Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern.
The general election took place in 42 parliamentary constituencies throughout the Republic of Ireland for 166 seats in the lower house of parliament, Dáil Éireann.
In the immediate aftermath of the election, Fine Gael leader Michael Noonan announced his resignation from the leadership and Enda Kenny was chosen as the new leader in the subsequent election.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Irish_General_Election,_2002   (465 words)

 Irish general election, 1973 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Irish general election of 1973 was held on February 28, 1973.
The general election took place in 42 parliamentary constituencies throughout the Republic of Ireland for 148 seats in the lower house of parliament, Dáil Éireann.
By the time the general election was called in 1973, Fianna Fáil had been in power for almost sixteen consecutive years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Irish_General_Election,_1973   (396 words)

 Irish general election, 1961 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The general election took place in 38 parliamentary constituencies throughout the Republic of Ireland for 144 seats in the lower house of parliament, Dáil Éireann.
While the 1961 general election has become known as the dullest capaign on record, with the most important issue being the teaching of the Irish language in schools.
Fianna Fáil were fighting the election on their record in government and a reforming theme, Fine Gael presented itself as the party of free enterprise.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Irish_general_election,_1961   (315 words)

 Encyclopedia: Irish general election, 2002
Seanad Éireann (English: Senate of Ireland), the Irish Senate, is the upper house of the Oireachtas: the parliament of the Republic of Ireland1.
The general election took place in 42 parliamentary constituencies throught the Republic of Ireland for 166 seats in the lower house of parliament, Dáil Éireann.
The Irish general election of 1948 was held on February 4, 1948.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Irish-general-election,-2002   (3106 words)

 Irish general election, 1981 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Irish general election of 1981 was held on June 11, 1981, three weeks after the dissolution of the Dáil on May 21.
The general election took place in 41 parliamentary constituencies throughout the Republic of Ireland for 166 seats in the lower house of parliament, Dáil Éireann
The general election of 1981 was the first one of five during the 1980s.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Irish_general_election_1981   (348 words)

 ipedia.com: Flag of Ireland Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The flag was adopted as the national flag of the Irish Free State in 1922.
When the Irish Free State was renamed Éire in the 1937 Bunreacht na hÉireann (Constitution of Ireland) it was given constitutional status.
In particular, its usage by Sinn Féin, a republican party, at election counts in the 2002 Irish general election to triumphantly celebrate its electoral victories caused considerable comment and criticism in the Irish print and broadcast media, the party and its members being accused of showing 'gross disrespect' to the National Flag.
www.ipedia.com /flag_of_ireland.html   (773 words)

 Irish General Election, 1932 Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The general election took place in 30 parliamentary constituencies throughout the Republic of Ireland for 153 seats in the lower house of parliament, Dáil Éireann.
The 1932 General Election was one of the most important general elections held in Ireland in the 20th Century.
Not only that but the 1932 General Election was the beginning of a sixteen year period in government for Fianna Fáil.
www.karr.net /search/encyclopedia/Irish_general_election,_1932   (878 words)

An election is a process in which electorates choose government officials using a voting system.
The rules by which an election is conducted (especially the voting system used) can have wide-ranging effects on the character and outcome of the election.
Elections in which the opposition is barred from the airwaves, has its rallies harassed or its newspapers censored, are not democratic.
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 Irish general election, 2002: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Irish general election, 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The election of a large number of independent candidates to Dáil Éireann.
In the immediate aftermath of the election, Fine Gael leader Michael Noonan[?] announced his resignation from the leadership.
All other potential leaders having lost their seat, Enda Kenny was chosen as the new leader.
www.encyclopedian.com /ir/Irish-general-election,-2002.html   (193 words)

 Public Offices Commission - 31/10/02 - Report to Ceann Comhairle re Donation Statements received from unsuccessful ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In the year preceding the general election, the Commission, in conjunction with the political parties, undertook a programme of briefings on the requirements of the legislation.
On 22 July 2002, the Commission wrote to those candidates who had not furnished a Donation Statement by that date drawing their attention to the position and advising them that it is an offence to fail to furnish a Donation Statement by the statutory deadline.
The general election was the first occasion on which the Commission supervised this aspect of the legislation.
www.sipo.gov.ie /271e_246.htm   (6467 words)

 Public Offices Commission - 05/03/02 - Guidelines for the Dáil General Election 2002 - text version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In any case where an election agent is acting for more than one candidate, great care should be taken to ensure that separate records and accounts are kept for each candidate and that it is possible to apportion expenses between the different candidates where this is necessary.
If an election agent becomes aware that any person or group is incurring expenses promoting or opposing his or her candidate, or any other candidate, the agent should enquire of the Commission if that person or group has been given a certificate of authorisation by the Commission to incur election expenses in this way.
The election agents of candidates and the national agents of political parties must maintain a record of any sum disbursed by an individual pursuant to paragraph 2.26(iii) above, where it is not intended to include the expense in the Election Expenses Statement to be furnished to the Commission.
www.sipo.gov.ie /266e_246.htm   (15804 words)

 The Evil Gerald Online - General Election 2002 is boring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In the run up to the election the Irish electorate is split into two camps - the men and the women.
However, this year General Election 2002 is so stultifyingly dull that even women - who traditionally love to whinge and argue about stuff- are turning off.
Election producers have failed to provide the Irish public with the thrills and spills that make up a true roller-coaster ride of an election.
www.evilgerald.com /Issues/Issue21/3boring.htm   (339 words)

 BBC News | EUROPE | Irish PM calls general election
Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern has formally announced 17 May as the date of the Republic of Ireland's general election.
Fianna Fail is widely expected to win the election, after several years of rapid economic growth and the successful conclusion of the Good Friday agreement in 1998.
An Irish Times opinion poll taken at the end of February showed the party on 42%, ahead of Fine Gael - another centre party - on 20%, and the Labour Party on 12%.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/low/europe/1949701.stm   (461 words)

 CORI: Justice Commission: General Election 2002: Ireland can do better than this
Despite claims to the contrary the reality is that Ireland's rate of relative income poverty has risen during the boom years and is one of the highest in the EU A reversal of recent trends in these areas seems more than desirable if Ireland is to have a fair distribution of its new resources.
A major challenge facing political parties and the political process generally is to address this key issue of the lack of fairness in the distribution of the fruits of economic growth.
The challenge during this General Election is to put poverty, inequality, social exclusion and sustainability on the General Election agenda.
www.cori.ie /justice/publications/briefing/gen_elec_02/ireland.htm   (755 words)

 Irish General Election, 1997 - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The election for the 28th Dáil was held on the 6 June 1997.
Following the election a Fianna Fáil-Progressive Democrats coaltion return to power with Bertie Ahern becoming Taoiseach for the first time.
Dick Spring retires as leader of the Irish Labour Party to be replaced by Ruairí Quinn.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Irish_General_Election,_1997   (95 words)

 Petition to European Parliament in run-up to May 2002 General Election in Republic of Ireland
Petition dated February 1st 2002 to The European Parliament regarding Celtic Waste plans for a super dump in the Kilconnell area of East County Galway in The Republic of Ireland.
I was nominated to run for The Green Party on January 19th 2002, and I am at present waiting for the ratification of my nomination by the Green Party Head Office in Dublin.
Election candidate for the May 2002 General Election in The Republic of Ireland.
homepage.eircom.net /~kellybrendan/petition1/feb-1-2002.htm   (1718 words)

 English Usage Archives Page
Marcel Proust, a famous snob from a country generally thought to be teeming with them, defined snobbery as "admiration of something in other people unconnected with their personality." He also called it "the greatest sterilizer of inspiration, the greatest deadener of originality, the greatest destroyer of talent." Perhaps, Mr.
Examples of some changes from 1978 to 2002: "sons of God" to "children of God" in Matthew 5:9, and "a man is justified by faith" to "a person is justified by faith" in Romans 3:28.
Generally the words represented as being an item of direct speech seem not to claim to be the actual words used.
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 Irish Northern Aid, Inc./Peace Process   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is important to remember that the Peace Process did not begin with initiatives from the British or Irish government's.
It began in 1988 when the two leaders of Irish nationalism in the north, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams and SDLP (Social Democratic Labour Party) leader John Hume, held a series of discussions over a five year period that culminated in a joint document outlining a framework towards a negotiated settlement.
Irish America has continued to play a crucial role in supporting peace and justice in Ireland.
www.inac.org /peaceprocess   (455 words)

 Ireland Economic Boom, Celtic Tiger. Infrastructure, Income Distribution : Comment Finfacts Ireland
The stunning Irish economic miracle should be a cause of widespread satisfaction but there is a deep sense of unease in the population which resulted in big electoral losses for the governing coalition in the European and local elections last June.
In 2002, the then Irish Finance Minister Charlie McCreevy who is the incoming European Union Internal Market Commissioner, said that the 2001 net EU receipts were equivalent to 4% on the standard rate of income tax and that the total in cash benefits since joining was almost equal to the then national debt.
At the last general election in 2002, the slogan of Fianna Fáil, the main party in the coalition was: ‘A Lot Done.
www.finfacts.ie /comment/Irelandeconomicboom.htm   (1291 words)

He contested the 1997 general election and the 1999 local elections in Dublin South Central and most recently stood in the Dublin South Central bye-election in which he increased his vote considerably despite the lowest ever turnout in a bye-election.
He is a long time supporter of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and was Treasurer of the Dundalk Branch of the Irish Anti Apartheid movement for a number of years until the establishment of democracy in South Africa.
Peter has been an outspoken campaigner for stronger Irish government action to force the closure of Sellafield and was critical of the government’s failure to fund the legal action taken by four Dundalk citizens against Sellafield.
www.workers-party.org /wpdailelectionms2002.htm   (1713 words)

 Unison.ie / Irish Independent - Irish and World News, Breaking News, Sports, Business, Classifieds
14th Jun 2002 - A NUMBER of TDs who lost out in the general election are standing for the Seanad elections which take place next month and campaigning is already in full swing.
13th Jun 2002 - IT WOULD not be quite accurate to say that the knives came out for Ruairi Quinn in the wake of a poor general election result for the Labour Party.
23rd May 2002 - THE LAST count in the general election gets under way in Co Wicklow this morning, where the sitting Independent TD Mildred Fox and Labour councillor Nicky Kelly are battling it out for the final seat, with just five votes between them.
www.unison.ie /features/election2002   (734 words)

 Ahern Wins Irish Election but Falls Short of Majority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
DUBLIN, Ireland -- Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern's Fianna Fail party was on track Sunday for a sweeping victory -- but just short of the predicted overall majority -- in an Irish general election that also saw big gains for Sinn Fein.
The election, held Friday, has changed Ireland's political landscape, voters delivering a devastating blow to the main opposition party Fine Gael and a significant breakthrough to Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Irish Republican Army.
The party, which is dedicated to ending British rule in Northern Ireland, has reinvented itself as a radical social crusader in the Irish republic, focusing on issues such as drugs, crime and poverty, and targeting the younger vote.
dev.themoscowtimes.com /stories/2002/05/20/252.html   (380 words)

 INA/Irish Peace Process Election Results
In the local elections, the party ended with a total of 108 seats, (an increase of 34), and is set to take the mayoralty of Belfast city council following the victory of Joe O'Donnell as the first SF councillor in east Belfast.
He used his election speech to condemn dissident republicans and said the result was an endorsement of "Sinn Fein's peace strategy and of the peace project".
His anticipation was justified, and the narrow election after a recount of Michelle Gildernew was the 'jewel in the crown', as Gerry Adams put it.
www.inac.org /peaceprocess/elections.php   (1342 words)

 Irish Times Article - Government regains support as Kenny steps out of shadows   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Coalition is showing clear signs of recovery as voter satisfaction ratings for the Government, Taoiseach and Tánaiste increase to their highest levels since before the 2002 general election, writes Mark Brennock, Chief Political Correspondent.
The result of the June local government elections was: Fianna Fáil 31.9 per cent; Fine Gael 27.4 per cent; Labour 11.3 per cent; Sinn Féin 8 per cent; Progressive Democrats 3.8 per cent; Green Party, 3.7 per cent; Others, 13.9 per cent.
Although more voters still disapprove of the Government than approve of it, and Fianna Fáil's rating would still lose it seats in a general election, this poll suggests the Government and party may have begun to regain lost public support.
www.ireland.com /newspaper/front/2004/1008/1909437805HM1LEAD.html   (722 words)

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