Irish Stats first began as “Irish Election Stats” in April 2015 to provide a source of statistics and analysis related to elections in Ireland. It was inspired by international election analysis sites such as FiveThirtyEight in the United States and Electoral Calculus in the United Kingdom.
Since November 2016 the site serves as a source of statistics for all things Ireland.
David Higgins (23) is a graduate of Management Science and Information System Studies (MSISS) at Trinity College Dublin. MSISS combines the study business, computer and mathematical subjects with a focus on statistics. The course covers topics such as applied probability, statistical modelling, data analytics and the R programming language. David’s Final Year project examined the Political Influences on European Banking Systems.
A native of Knocklyon in Dublin, David has been active in politics since the age of 16 and now works as a political analyst.