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Will We See A Purple Texas In The American Midterm Elections?

On Tuesday the 6th of November US citizens will head to the polls to elect candidates to the Upper Chamber of Congress. Currently, there are 51 Republicans, 47 Democrats and 2 independent senators; giving the Republicans a majority vote. However,…

Inside Brazil’s Most Divisive Election Contest

On October 7th, Brazilians will go to polls to vote in the first round of their presidential election and the campaign has been a turbulent one, to say the least. It is Brazil’s most contested election ever, with a record…

Duffy to Install Live Dragon at Áras an Uachtaráin if Elected President

In one of the more surprising announcements to come out of the Ploughing Championships in Offaly last week, presidential hopeful Gavin Duffy raised the bar for his fellow candidates by promising to install a live Dragon into the Áras if…

Who are the Presidential hopefuls and how do they get elected?

With the 26th of October the date of the next presidential election drawing closer and closer and the presidential nominations closing on the 26th of September, the race to be the 10th president of Ireland has well and truly begun….

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Barry Murphy Elected as New UCDSU President

Barry Murphy has been elected as President of UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU). The former Acting President and Campaigns and Communications Officer (C&C) overcame the challenge of Rebecca Hart in a by-election. Hart, a final year nursing student, previously finished in…

First Opinion Poll of 2015 show wins for Government and Marriage Equality

A recent political phone poll has been performed on behalf  RTÉ’s Sean O’Rourke Programme. The Paddy Power/Red C survey, thumb which was conducted earlier in the week, shows some interesting developments and changing attitudes toward certain political groups.  The poll…

By-election drama as major parties undone by transfers

Two shock results in the latest by-elections, prostate one by a small party and one by an independent, recipe have left the larger parties reeling as the presumptive winners both failed to pick up sufficient transfers. Paul Murphy of the…

SU Election count :: Live Blog

Today we are doing a live blog from UCDSU count centre with every election result for the student union elections 2013. Stay here for regular updates. Click Here to Refresh Live Blog We’re updating the information below as soon as…

SU Welfare race – Cian Dowling.

Third year engineering student Cian Dowling is running for the position of Welfare and Equality officer of the Students’ Union. A Dublin native, ed Dowling states that his own use of welfare and his own personal experiences that will help…