When we first started working with the Insight Centre for Data Analytics we saw lots of research and technologies that we thought could be applied to give a bit of insight (ha!) into something like a general election. So we had a couple of meetings and talked to the really quite brilliant Dr Georgiana Ifrim and Dr Derek Greene who liked the idea and decided to run with it. The resulting web tool is really great. Click here to check it out. We've had a fair bit of traction from it too which is brilliant as it's bringing Insight to a whole new cohort of people. Have a gander at one of the Broadsheet.ie pieces here. And siliconrepublic.com had a nice splash here.
Simple but effective.