First off many thanks to the sender.
A Fianna Fail leaflet from the 1945 Borough Council Elections in Dun Laoghaire. With the Presidential Election on the same day there is also a plea for voters to vote for Sean T O’Kelly.
Amongst the issues mentioned are Ground Rents, Housing, employment and the potential for Tourism in the Borough.
The candidate list is of great interest too.
Sean Brady (him at electionsireland.org) was a longstanding TD for the area.
Rogers, “Terry” was Ignatius Terence Rogers born in Roscommon, died in January 1968, an athlete, father of John Daniel Rogers (former amateur snooker champion) and Terence Ignatius Rogers (The Red Menace) bookmaker of some renown who was one of the first to open betting shops in England. He and his business partner sold their chain of offices to Ladbrokes thus making Terry Ireland’s youngest millionaire.
Hudson, “Brackie” was a relative of Sonny Hudson killed in Glasthule during the Civil war. Hudson Road in Glasthule was named after Sonny.
O h-Uadhaigh, Robert was a Barrister and the family had a law practise in Nassau Street up to the 1980’s.
Proud, Liam completed his studies, married Ann Daniel (her father was the Sub Agent and later Agent of Bank of Ireland, Anglesea Buildings, Dun Laoghaire) his son is a pianist. Liam Proud was also an Artist.
Michael O’Rourke had O’Rourkes Chemist in Dun Laoghaire. O Rourkes Park in Sallynoggin is named after him .
Matthew Cullen, Patrick Gallagher, Michael Kennedy and Oliver Moriarty were the other candidates.
Thanks also to contributors at http://www.dunlaoghairecounty.ie/ for helping with the History of the candidates.
Typically, Fianna Fáil mentioned ground rents but didn’t actually say where it stood on the issue. It was to be a long time and a lot of campaigning for anything to happen on that issue.
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It was actually a Republican-organised campaign that put enough pressure on FF to get rid of them. They have a pamphlet in the National Library called Ground Rent is Robbery which is quite interesting.