Elaine Byrne: Election 2020 tallies tell a tale of growing shift to class politics

UCD postdoctoral researcher Dr Ian Richardson has created a map of ballot box tallies which illuminates a divided political Ireland of haves and have nots

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Dr Ian Richardson is a postdoctoral researcher in bioinformatics at UCD whose work focuses on population genetics. In December, he published a remarkable piece of research which will entirely change how we look at Irish politics.

“We may not have a CNN magic wall, but we do have the Tallymen. After months of data processing, I’ve been able to map many of the box tallies from the 2020 general election to polling districts and launched ...