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]

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‘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]