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The post-crisis Irish voter: Voting behaviour in the Irish 2016 general election

Michael Marsh, David Farrell, and Theresa Reidy


This is the definitive study of the Irish general election of 2016 – the most dramatic election in a generation, which among other things resulted in the worst electoral outcome for Ireland’s established parties, the most fractionalized party system in the history of the state, and the emergence of new parties and groups, some of these of a ‘populist’ hue. This was one of the most volatile elections in Ireland (and among one of the most volatile elections in Europe), with among the lowest of election turnouts in the state’s history. These outcomes follow a pattern seen across a number of Wes ... More

Keywords: Irish 2016 election, Voting behaviour, Irish National Election Study, Parties and elections

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526122643
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526122643.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Marsh, editor
Emeritus Professor of political science at Trinity College Dublin

David Farrell, editor
Head of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin

Theresa Reidy, editor
lectures in politics at University College Cork