How Ireland Voted 2011

The Full Story of Ireland’s Earthquake Election

  • Michael Gallagher
  • Michael Marsh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Gary Murphy
    Pages 1-28
  3. Jane Suiter, David M. Farrell
    Pages 29-46
  4. Theresa Reidy
    Pages 47-67
  5. Matthew Wall, Maria Laura Sudulich
    Pages 89-106
  6. Seán Kyne
    Pages 107-138
  7. Michael Marsh, Kevin Cunningham
    Pages 172-204
  8. Richard Sinnott, James McBride
    Pages 205-221
  9. Fiona Buckley, Claire McGing
    Pages 222-239
  10. John Coakley
    Pages 240-263
  11. Eoin O’Malley
    Pages 264-282
  12. Peter Mair
    Pages 283-297
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 298-326

About this book


The collapse of the Irish 'Celtic Tiger' economy, in the wake of a banking disaster, provoked a joint EU/IMF rescue plan in late 2010. The election that followed saw Europe's most successful ever party lose more than half of its vote and almost three quarters of its seats. This book provides the definitive analysis of an electoral earthquake.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Gallagher
    • 1
  • Michael Marsh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political Science, Trinity CollegeUniversity of DublinDublinIreland

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