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By Michael Gallagher, Michael Marsh, Paul Mitchell

How eire Voted 2002 offers an in-depth research of the Irish common election. carrying on with a longtime sequence of election stories, it units out the context of the crusade, assesses the impression of the political events' advertising and marketing ideas, and provides first-hand candidate crusade diaries. It analyzes balloting styles applying either mixture info and survey proof, discusses the post-election negotiations resulting in the formation of the recent govt, and considers the results for the way forward for the Irish social gathering system.

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194. 20. Irish Times, 13 May 2000. 21. Lowry had been a Fine Gael cabinet minister until he had to resign in November 1996 under a cloud, and a few months later he left Fine Gael, being re-elected as an independent TD in June 1997. See Girvin, 'Political competition', pp. 24-5. 22. Eunan O'Halpin, ' "Ah they've given us a good bit of stuff ... ": tribunals and Irish political life at the turn of the century', IrishPolitical Studies 15 (2000), pp. 183-92, at p. 186. 23. Fianna Fail, Reportof the Committee on Standards in PublicLife, June 2000.

37. Irish Independent, 9 May 2002. 2 Campaign Strategies Stephen Collins In the middle of the 2002 general election campaign the Attorney General in the Fianna Fail-Progressive Democrat coalition, Michael McDowell, climbed up a telegraph pole at Ranelagh in the heart of his Dublin SouthEast constituency to hang up a poster bewailing the dangers of single-party government. It was a publicity stunt, which featured prominently on the main evening television news bulletins and in the following day's Sunday newspapers.

The constituencies committee had a simple brief. 'That was to look at all the constituencies, to look at the candidates that were on offer, where there were retirements, where new candidates were needed and to work with the constituencies to get the best possible tickets in each of those constituencies', said Mara. The operation ran surprisingly smoothly given the propensity of a large political organisation like Fianna Fail to get involved in personality wrangles. The constituencies committee tried to get what it regarded as appropriate candidates in place by means of negotiation and discussion rather than diktat and it largely succeeded.

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