Fewer Women in Parliament

RTÉ News looks at how women participating in the general election fared. The report shows women who won and lost seats. Eight women TDs (teachta dála - members of parliament) were not re-elected which means that overall there are three less women TDs in the Dáil (parliament) afte

General Election 1997 Niamh Breathnach Frances Gardner Trinity College Dublin Women Dáil Éireann Eithne Fitzgerald Joan Burton Avril Doyle Monica Barnes Beverly Cooper Flynn Deirdre Clune

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What Do Tallymen Do?

RTÉ News reports on the role of tallymen in election count centres in Ireland . The tally is a form of political calculation which is useful for predicitions on where votes have gone and help in planning for future election campaigns. The data provided by the tallymen in the coun

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Mary Robinson Becomes President of Ireland

Morning Ireland, November 9th 1990. Una Claffey opens a report about the newly elected Mary Robinson, the first woman to be voted President of Ireland. Roisin Duffy gets opinions from people on the street, while Anne Cadwallader talks to politicians about the election outcome.

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Defeated Waterford TDs

RTÉ News reports on life after losing your seat in an election. Brian Swift of Fianna Fáil and and Martin Cullen of the Progressive Democrats tell reporter Michael Ryan what losing their Dáil seats in the general election means for them.

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Analysis of the 1989 General Election

Morning Ireland, June 16th 1989. Donal Kelly gives a detailed analysis of the potential outcomes in the general election, a day after votes were cast.

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Richard Sinnott Explains Proportional Representation

Morning Ireland, June 14th 1989. One day before the general election, Richard Sinnott from UCD is in the studio with David Hanly to explain the proportional representation system.

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Fianna Fáil Releases its Manifesto for the 1989 General Election

Morning Ireland, June 7th 1989. David Hanly and Fintan Drury report on the upcoming election, with an in-depth look at the manifesto released by Fianna Fáil. Reporter Kathleen O'Mara speaks to opposition party representatives about Fianna Fáil's health proposals. Anne Colley of t

General Election 1989 Health policies Fianna Fáil Workers Party Progressive Democrats Labour

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Three Soldiers' Wives Run in the General Election

News At One, June 2nd 1989. Joe Little reports on a claim from Dick Spring that the government has tried to stop three soldiers' wives from running as candidates in the upcoming general election. The government vehemently denies the allegation.

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Latest Government Dáil Defeat Sparks Speculation About a General Election

News At One, April 27th 1989. Shane Kenny reports on the government's response to the Dáil defeat on the establishment of a special trust fund for haemophiliacs who contracted the disease from contaminated blood products provided by the state. It is the latest in a series of Dáil

Elections Dáil Eireann Fianna Fáil Des O'Malley Haemophilia Progressive Democrats Michael O'Kennedy

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Irish Times Election Opinion Poll

Morning Ireland, May 22nd 1987. Richard Crowley reports on an Irish Times opinion poll of the political parties, the first to be conducted since the general election was declared. He interviews Irish Times Chief Political Correspondent Denis Coughlan, who says that the field is v

General Election Opinion Polls Rainbow Coalition Fianna Fáil Progressive Democrats Taxation Democratic Left Fine Gael

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First Results in the Seanad Election

Morning Ireland, April 15th 1987. A report on the first results in the Seanad Election. Shane Ross, Mary Robinson, David Norris and Morris Manning were all elected. Fintan Drury interviews David Norris, who received a large number of votes from Dublin University. Norris pledges t

Seanad Elections David Norris

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Party Leaders Attack Fianna Fáil's Policies

Morning Ireland, February 9th 1987. Donal Kelly reports on Fianna Fáil's tax policy. Fianna Fáil has accused Fine Gael of poaching elements of their policy. In Tralee, chances of supporting Fianna Fáil in the event of a hung Dáil in the next election faded as Labour leader Dick S

Fianna Fáil Charles Haughey Labour Progressive Democrats Mary Harney Dick Spring

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