Archive for elections

Candidates critical of NUI electoral register

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“Candidates on the National University of Ireland (NUI) panel for next month’s Seanad elections have said people have been removed from its register without realising it and that it has failed to keep pace with changes of address and with deaths of graduates …” (more)

[Harry McGee, Irish Times, 22 March]

‘Don’t vote for me’, TCD candidate tells electors

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“A belated discovery of lack of citizenship by a confirmed Seanad election candidate means she cannot run for the Upper House – but her name will remain on the ballot paper …” (more)

[Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 22 March]

Paddy Healy Seanad Election Address

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 21 March 2011 by Steve

“Paddy Healy, Former President, TUI, Independent Candidate for Seanad Eireann, Tireless Campaigner for Education and Public Services …” (more)

[The Cedar Lounge Revolution, 21 March]

Privileged voting in Seanad election “indefensible”

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 21 March 2011 by Steve

“Research carried out by an NUI Galway academic found major shortcomings in the National University of Ireland’s register for Seanad elections …” (more)

[Education Matters, 21 March]

Two graduates from 1906 still on NUI Seanad election register

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 21 March 2011 by Steve

“Two people who graduated in 1906 remain on the National University of Ireland’s register for Seanad elections, according to research conducted by an NUI Galway academic …” (more)

[Harry McGee, Irish Times, 21 March]

Leading doctor joins race for Senate

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 20 March 2011 by Steve

“Dublin GP and Life magazine correspondent Dr Maurice Gueret is among those battling to fill the Trinity College Senate seat left vacant by the election to the Dail of Shane Ross …” (more)

[John Drennan, Independent, 20 March]

Second chamber blues

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 9 March 2011 by Steve

“… Let me focus a little on the university seats. First, it has to be said that it is an utter disgrace and an insult to the Irish electorate that only NUI and TCD graduates get a vote. The people voted in a referendum in 1979 to open up the electorate to graduates of other institutions, and nothing has been done. This is wholly unacceptable …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 9 March]

One man, one Seanad vote

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 6 March 2011 by Steve

“… As a graduate, I have a university vote. I have no idea how to use it. Some of the candidates are uninspiring, some slightly interesting, none are compelling. So I’ve decided to crowdsource my vote …” (more)

[Gerard Cunningham, 200 Words, 5 March]

Dudgeon to launch Ulster Unionist bid for Seanad seat

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 5 March 2011 by Steve

“… Jeffrey Dudgeon, a human rights campaigner and former civil servant, is one of the 20 people seeking three seats filled by graduates of Trinity College – and, if elected, would make a small piece of electoral history …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 5 March]

NUI Seanad Candidates’ Include Secret FFers, FGers, et al

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 5 March 2011 by Steve

“FF, FG, Labour, ex-PDs, and other shades of establishment opinion are putting themselves forward as ‘independents’ in the upcoming election to Seanad Éireann. The mask of ‘disability campaigner’ or ‘human rights advocate’ is unfortunately the last refuge of some of them. This is most obvious on the university constituencies …” (more)

[Indymedia Ireland, 5 March]

UCDSU President to run in Seanad Election

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 4 March 2011 by Steve

“Paul Lynam, current President of UCD Students’ Union has announced his intentions to run for the NUI Graduate seat in the upcoming Seanad elections …” (more)

[Conall Ó Dufaigh, Free Education for Everyone, 4 March]

Cancer specialist Crown in bid for Seanad seat

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 4 March 2011 by Steve

“Outspoken cancer specialist Professor John Crown and Sinn Fein’s Eoin O Broin are among the surprise Seanad Eireann candidates in the three-seater National University of Ireland constituency …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 4 March]

Broadcaster and medical consultant among candidates for university seats

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 4 March 2011 by Steve

“Consultant oncologist Prof John Crown and broadcaster Marc Coleman are among the candidates for the university seats in the upcoming Seanad elections …” (more)

[Mary Minihan, Irish Times, 4 March]

47 candidates for University Seanad seats

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“A total of 47 candidates have put their names forward to contest the six Seanad seats that will be filled in the university constituency …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 3 March]

Candidates for NUI Panel of Seanad Eireann published

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“The list of candidates for the NUI panel of the Seanad have been published, they include Former PD and FG Senator Helen Keogh, unsuccessful Sinn Fein general election candidate in Dublin Mid West Eoin O Broin …” (discussion thread)

[Politics.ie, 3 March]

Candidates for TCD Panel of Seanad Eireann published

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“The list of candidates for the TCD panel of the Seanad have been published, they include unsuccessful Labour candidate (and current TD Seanad member) Ivana Bacik, likely-Presidential Candidate (and current TCD Senator) David Norris, Current Senator Fiona O’Malley …” (discussion thread)

[Politics.ie, 3 March]

University Seanad nominees announced

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“Labour’s Ivana Bacik and former Progressive Democrat TD Fiona O’Malley are included in a 20-strong list of nominees on the Dublin University panel for the upcoming Seanad elections …” (more)

[Irish Times, 3 March]

Ó Broin to contest NUI elections

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin, who narrowly missed out on a seat in the general election in Dublin Mid-West, is to go forward to the Seanad elections on the NUI Ireland list …” (more)

[Politics.ie, 3 March]

Seanad elections

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“Seanad nominations for the university candidates close tomorrow at noon. #ge11” (tweet)

[RTÉ Election, Twitter, 2 March]

Ivana Bacik seeks re-election to Seanad

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“Defeated Dáil candidate Ivana Bacik and presidential hopeful David Norris are among those seeking re-election to the Seanad from the Universities constituency …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 2 March]