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  Europe - Fondation Robert Schuman
While the United Nations General Assembly debates the question of Kosovo’s final status, the Robert Schuman Foundation invites you to consult our recently published conference proceedings on the relationship between nationalisms and religions in the Western Balkans as well as on the region’s march towards the European Union.
The publication is a collection of speeches and remarks made during the debate, which was organised by the Robert Schuman Foundation and the Society for Fraternity and Civil Harmony in the Balkans.
On 18th September, 100 days after the general elections in June, the main Belgian political parties still have not succeeded in forming a new...
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  NationMaster - 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 1973 was held on February 28, 1973.
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 30th Irish general election - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This election is expected to be a clear contest between the current Fianna Fail-PD administration and a possable "Rainbow" government of Fine Gael-Labour-Green.
In an Irish Times poll conducted on the 11 June 2005 support for Fianna Fail fell by 6%, while support for Fine Gael rose 3%, with Labour also making a 2% gain.
Unlike the 2002 election the result is not expected to be a forgone concusion.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/30th_Irish_general_election   (120 words)

 Irish general election, 1922 - Definition, explanation
The Irish general election of 1922 took place in Southern Ireland on June 16, 1922, under the provisions of the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty to elect a constituent assembly paving the way for the establishment of the Irish Free State.
For Irish Republicans this chose the membership of the Third Dáil of the Irish Republic; under the provisions of the treaty it was a provisional parliament replacing the parliament of Southern Ireland.
As in the Irish elections, 1921 in the south, Sinn Féin stood one candidate for every seat, except those for the University of Dublin and one other; the treaty had divided the party between 65 pro-treaty candidates, 57 anti-treaty and 1 nominally on both sides.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/i/ir/irish_general_election__1922.php   (263 words)

 UK Parliament - Elections FAQ page
The first general election was held on Thursday 28 February, the second on Thursday 10 October.
The decision to call a general election is made by the Prime Minister by asking the Queen to dissolve Parliament.
The last general election not to be held on a Thursday was on Tuesday 27 October 1931.
www.parliament.uk /faq/elections_faq_page.cfm   (307 words)

 Irish general election, 1987 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 1987 was precipitated by the withdrawal of the Labour Party from the Fine Gael led government on January 20, 1987.
The election was the first in modern times to be contested by Sinn Féin and the Green Party however it proved to be a disappointment for both as they both polled poorly and failed to win any seats.
www.surfindark.com /index.cgi/000110A/http/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_general_election,_1987   (518 words)

 Irish general election, 1932 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Irish general election of 1932 was held on February 16, 1932, just over two weeks after the dissolution of the Dáil on January 29.
The general election took place in 30 parliamentary constituencies throughout the Irish Free State for 153 seats in the lower house of parliament, Dáil Éireann.
Not only that but the 1932 general election was the beginning of a sixteen year period in government for Fianna Fáil.
www.surfindark.com /index.cgi/000110A/http/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_general_election,_1932   (662 words)

  Politics | Small parties vital to Irish poll
Irish politics is a complex business and so are Irish general elections.
The almost certain winner is Fianna Fail, the republic's largest party and the one that has provided the Irish state with its rulers for most of the period since the country was formed.
The Greens - with three seats - have not thrived since the last general election and will be lucky to keep them all, although the presence in parliament is a sign that the electoral system achieves its aim of reflecting all strands of opinion in parliament.
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  Elections in Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Residents of the Republic who are Irish citizens or British citizens may participate in elections to the national parliament.
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.
Irish elections, 1921 in Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland
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 Irish (UK) general election, 1918 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Irish general election of 1918 was that part of the 1918 United Kingdom general election that took place in Ireland.
Indeed the 1918 general election has become a potent symbol for militant republicans who have argued that the elections conferred legitimacy both on the anti-Treaty faction in the Irish Civil War of 1922–1923 and on the violent campaigns of later groups such as the Provisional IRA that erupted many decades later.
Although the 1918 general election was the last held throughout the whole of Ireland on a single day, in every election held since 1921 candidates advocating violent resistance to the partition of Ireland have fallen far short of winning a majority in either part of Ireland.
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 Republic of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Though Irish unionism existed throughout the whole of Ireland, the late nineteenth and early twentieth century unionism was particularly strong in parts of Ulster, where industrialisation was more common in contrast to the more agrarian rest of the island.
The new Irish Free State was in theory to cover the entire island, subject to the proviso that Northern Ireland (which had been created as a separate entity under the Government of Ireland Act 1920) could opt out and choose to remain part of the United Kingdom, which it duly did, to no-one's surprise.
Irish governments have sought the peaceful reunification of Ireland and have usually cooperated with the British government in their violent conflict with the Provisional IRA in Northern Ireland known as the "Troubles".
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 Irish Republican Army information information - Search.com
Physical force Irish republicanism as an ideology had a long history, from the United Irishmen of the 1798 and 1803 rebellions, to the Young Irelander Rebellion of 1848 and the Irish Republican Brotherhood rebellion of 1867.
In theory, the IRA was responsible to the Dail and was the army of the Irish Republic.
The most contentious areas of the Treaty for the IRA were abolition of the Irish Republic declared in 1919, the status of the Irish Free State as a dominion on the British Commonwealth and the British retention of the so called Treaty Ports on Ireland' south coast.
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 EU Elections
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.
Irish MEPS are elected on the STV (single transferable vote) system, which is the same that is used in the Irish general elections.
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 Guardian Unlimited | Notes and Queries | In UK general elections, Irish Republic citizens and Commonwealth citizens ...
In UK general elections, Irish Republic citizens and Commonwealth citizens also enjoy the right to vote.
The right of UK citizens to vote in all elections in the Rep of Ireland, local, general & European was voted in in a referendum here in 1979 I believe.
British citizens can vote in basically the same classes of elections as they would do in Britain; these are: Euro (which applies to all EU citizens resident in Ireland), parliamentary and local council.
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 The Irish General Election of 1918
European Parliament election of 1994 (in fact since a number of constituencies were not contested in 1918, 1994 is a rather better barometer of the opinion of the island as a whole), and the last time the island voted on the same day for anything at all was in
However, it would be foolish not to acknowledge the central place of the 1918 election in determining the future course of Irish history.
Sinn Fein won 73 seats out of 105 (and they constituted themselves as the first Dáil); Unionists won 22, plus 3 from the satellite "Labour Unionist" grouping; the Irish Nationalist Party won 6 seats in Ireland, plus also a seat in Liverpool; and one independent Unionist was elected from Dublin University (ie Trinity College Dublin).
www.ark.ac.uk /elections/h1918.htm   (752 words)

 Ireland Irish Gov, Non-Profit: General
The Government (Irish: Rialtas), also known as the Government of Ireland, is the cabinet that exercises executive authority in the Republic of Ireland.
The President of Ireland (Irish: Uachtarán na hÉireann) is the head of state of the Republic of Ireland.
Irish Lights are the general lighthouse authority for the entire island of Ireland.
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 ElectionsIreland.org: Books & CD
Full coverage of the 2002 elections for the Dáil and Seanad, with updated Referenda coverage including both Nice Treaty polls.
Full coverage of June 1999 elections to County Councils, Corporations, Urban District Councils and Town Commissions, as well as complete European Elections details since 1979.
The most extensive guide to the results of an General Election in Ireland ever produced.
electionsireland.org /books.cfm   (193 words)

 ISN Publishing House: Europe and the Irish General Election of May 2002
Description: This analysis provides information on the May 2002 Irish general elections with a focus on the EU's role.
It introduces and interprets election results, outlines election campaigns, reviews the role of the EU, and ends with analyses and outlooks.
Special attention is given to the rejection of the Nice-Treaty by the Irish electorate and the influence of that issue on the elections.
www.isn.ethz.ch /pubs/ph/details.cfm?v21=69053&lng=en&size51=20&v33=60194&id=22980   (128 words)

 Elections législatives en Irlande
The real surprise of these elections was the advent of Sinn Fein, Ireland's Catholic Republican party, political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) that succeeded in making a magnificent breakthrough with 7% of the vote.
Sinn Fein (which means «ourselves» in Gaelic) is the only political movement represented in the General Election of both States of the European Union, ie the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
By filling the vacuum on the Left in the wake of Labour's repositioning towards the centre, the Northern Irish Catholic Republican movement was the only party to tell a different story during the campaign.
www.robert-schuman.org /anglais/oee/irlande/resultats/default.htm   (1582 words)

 Elections in Ireland Information
Residents of the Republic who are Irish citizens or British citizens may participate in elections to the national parliament.
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.
Irish elections, 1921 in Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland
www.bookrags.com /Irish_general_elections   (472 words)

 History of Ireland - Irish Nationalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Although the Irish were subsequently free from foreign invasion for 150 years, interdynastic warfare continued to drain their energies and resources.
In the December 1918 general election, Sinn Féin won the vast majority of seats; most many were uncontested, which makes it difficult to calculate exactly what support base it really had.
Irish governments have sought the peaceful unification of Ireland and in recent decades have cooperated with Britain against terrorist groups such as the Provisional IRA and 'Real IRA'.
www.irish-nationalism.net /forum/showthread.php?t=827   (0 words)

 Irish Stamps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
On the Irish Stamp the Lady Liberty is depicted in front of the GPO and carries the Irish "tri-colour" (green, white and orange) rather than the French colors (blue, white and red).
Irish Volunteers, the military wing of the IRB, became known as the Irish Republican Army or the IRA.
The text is the 1916 Proclamation declaring the establishment of the Irish Republic (Poblacht na hEireann).
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 Irish Echo Online - Editorial
To be sure, many people, including some Irish Americans, will argue that the American empire of today is a good deal more benevolent and enlightened than the British empire of old, not to mention the Roman empire of Christ's time.
Irish Americans bear witness to the failures and pitfalls of one of the world's most-successful empires.
The folk memories of the Irish are, or ought to be, filled with a thousand and one reasons why America ought to think twice before embracing the notion of empire.
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 Irish Immigration
The Irish Emigrant Society tried to persuade immigrants to move to the interior but the vast majority were poverty-stricken and had no money for transport or to buy land.
However, on the outbreak of the Civil War general an estimated 170,000 men born in Ireland joined the Union Army, whereas only 40,000 were in the Confederate Army.
Irish mayors such as Richard Croker of New York and James Curley in Boston were accused of corruption by investigative journalists such as Ray Stannard Baker and Lincoln Steffens.
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 Call this choice - anarchists and the 2002 Irish general election
Elections are supposed to be how the ordinary person has a say in the running of society.
Whichever government gets in after this election, you can be sure they'll happily continue this neo-liberal agenda and continue to keep corporate tax low, keep wages down, privatise whatever they can and try to make people pay for essential services such as water and bins.
Not one single candidate in the last local elections actually wrote in his/her manifesto that he/she was in favour of the imposition of this tax.
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 Global Voices Online » Elections
On August 20th, Congolese election officials declared that no candidate in the July 30th election had received the required majority, and that a runoff would be held between presidential candidates Joseph Kabila, the interim president, and Jean-Pierre Bemba, the interim vice-president.
The armed “elites” are not ready to relinquish the quasi-totalitarian control they have over the life and death of the general population, their influence in the country, and more importantly, the hold on whatever portion of the country’s wealth that they have garnered over the last 10 years or more.
Election and Censorship Dialectics in the Brazilian Blogosphere
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 30th Irish general election - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 30th Irish General Election will be held in 2006 or 2007, after the dissolution of the 29th Dáil by the President, at the request of the Taoiseach.
The selection of the election date could also be influenced by opinion polls and indications of the level of public support for the current governing coalition.
This election is expected to be a clear contest between the current Fianna Fáil-Progressive Democrats coalition and a possible "Rainbow" government of Fine Gael-Labour-Green.
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