Electoral Law in Ireland guides the reader through the labyrinthine regulation of electoral law in Ireland from the creation and registration of parties, through to administrative issues with funding, lobbying, political advertising through to issues regarding ethical aspects of political life such as Standards and Ethics in Public Office.
Since the foundation of the State there have been 61 acts and 287 statutory instruments dealing with the regulation of political activities in Ireland. The legislation deals with everything from creating a party, to donations through to the regulation of elections and referendums. A comprehensive understanding of this complex legislation is vital to those working in politics and to those who wish to gain greater understanding of political regulation in Ireland.
This book also deals with the major challenges and issues such as lobbying regulation and political advertising concerns.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Regulation of Political Life Chapter 2: The Regulatory Foundations of Irish Electoral Law Chapter 3: Political Party Administration Chapter 4: Running a Campaign Chapter 5: Nominating Procedures Chapter 6: The Right to Vote and Voter Registration Chapter 7: Special Voters, Postal Voting and Voting on the Islands Chapter 8: Arrangements for the Poll Chapter 9: The Poll Chapter 10: Electoral Offences Chapter 11: The Count Chapter 12: Challenging the Result Chapter 13: Reimbursement of Expenses Chapter 14: Ethical Standards for Elected Office