Ahead of the general election, FuJo highlights some useful tools and resources addressing everything from voting records and poll analysis to media coverage and candidates’ policy positions.
- Check the Register allows you to check that you are included in the Electoral Register for your area.Developed with DCU journalism students, the Storyful Irish Election Database is an open resource of information about all election candidates.A searchable archive of Dáil debates and written parliamentary questions since 2004.Oireachtas.ie provides XML files of voting records for the Dáil.Language based visualisation of Dáil debates between 2006 and 2015.
- The Irish Polling Indicator combines all Irish opinion polls for the Dáil into one estimate of public support for the parties.NUIM’s Adrian Kavanagh provides analysis of polls and the geography of elections.
- POLICY POSITIONS
- Based on a survey of topical questions, Smartvote calculates the constituency candidates who best represent the voter’s views.Created by Rory Costello, the Which Candidate survey helps voters identify which candidates share their views.
- MEDIA TOOLS
- Tracks coverage of the main political parties in news media and TwitterCreated by Insight4News, the Twitter Counter monitors activity on all candidate and party accounts.Created by Storyful and the Open State Foundation, Politwoops records, stores, and publishes tweets deleted by election candidates.
- ELECTION COVERAGE
RTÉ’s general election coverageThe Irish Examiner’s general election coverageThe Irish Times’ GE16 coverageThe Irish Independent’s election coverageTheJournal.ie’s election coverageNewstalk’s general election coverage
Feature Image: Picture; Gerry Mooney, Irish Independent