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Tadhg Colbert, James Larkin, Hugh Dorrian, Jim Lynch- Independent Fianna Fail -Letterkenny UDC 1985 October 11, 2009


Tadhg Colbert, James Larkin, Hugh Dorrian and Jim Lynch. An Interesting bunch here. Unusual to see a candidates name have two different spellings. Tadhg Colbert on the front, Tadgh Culbert on the back. He later joined Fianna Fail and stood for them in the 1994 UDC elections.
James Larkin was Neil T Blaneys director of elections. He had also been a member of the Seanad, nominated as part of the deal for Independent Fianna Fail TD Neil T Blaney to support the 1982 Haughey government. Whilst not quite the headline grabber the Gregory deal was, this was the one and only time the Independent Fianna Fail party had a seat in the Seanad.
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2 Responses to “Tadhg Colbert, James Larkin, Hugh Dorrian, Jim Lynch- Independent Fianna Fail -Letterkenny UDC 1985”

  1. Damien Says:

    The more things change … 24 years later, and Jim Lynch is now mayor of Letterkenny, Tadhg Culbert was re-elected in June ’09 after a ten year absence and James Larkin’s son Dessie is a member of Letterkenny TC and Donegal CC.

  2. […] Patton missed out. Dessie Larkin is the son of former Independent Fianna Fail Senator James Larkin (1985 Leaflet here). The aims and objectives of the party are fairly good. There’s little or no mention of the […]


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