Perfect timing. The Irish Times/DCU/deBorda/CiviQ matrix vote experiment on 23rd April, (just before FG and FF agreed to agree), could hardly have produced a better result: it was proportional, most of the ministers were appointed to departments for which they were appropriate, and if it had been for real, it would have been the most gender-balanced Dáil ever! My article on 22nd: http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/opinion-there-is-a-better-way-to-form-a-government-than-50-days-of-chaos-1.2619525
Perfect timing again! "From Majority Rule to Inclusive Politics - Electing a Power-Sharing Coalition" (Springer; Heidelberg and Berlin) - http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319234991 - was launched in Dublin on 23rd February, three days before Ireland's most chaotic election results ever.
So, like Spain's now, like Belgium's a few years ago, Ireland's post-election parliament is multi-party... and hung! Hence, an Irish Times podcast, A Shock to the System, 28th Feb, on http://www.irishtimes.com/podcasts plus an article on the matrix vote etc. on 5th:
We also launched our new App, Decision-Maker - http://www.decision-maker.org - by conducting a role-play on the thorny subject of flags on Belfast City Hall; here's the report.