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‘He puts the Nation First’ -Fine Gael – Dun Laoghaire February 1982 September 10, 2009


From the second of the three elections held within 18 months a Fine Gael leaflet from Dun Laoghaire. The candidates were Monica Barnes, Liam Cosgrave and Sean Barrett.
‘He puts the Nation First’ was the slogan for that Election. In part a dig at Haughey.
The reasons surrounding the budget defeat are listed and Fine Gaels plans also.
‘Garret’ was also now on first name terms with the electorate. Since then…’Charlie’ ,’Bertie’ and not too many more.
Garrets message could apply almost word for word today.
Liam Cosgrave and Sean Barrett were both elected.

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One Response to “‘He puts the Nation First’ -Fine Gael – Dun Laoghaire February 1982”

  1. […] The February 1982 General Election […]


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