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From 1977 -“The Fianna Fail Manifesto -an action plan for national recovery” – abridged version October 18, 2010

From 1977 an abridged version of the Fianna Fail Election Manifesto. The 1977 Fianna Fail Manifesto has gone down as one which in part led to Irelands fiscal crisis in the 80s. In the main the Manifesto was reportedly crafted by Martin O’Donoghue.
It proved popular with the voters as Fianna Fail were returned with an unprecedented 20 seat majority.
Amongst the below are Tax cuts, abolition of Rates, first time buyer grants of £1000 and other giveaways.
Amongst the first time TDs elected were Bertie Ahern, Pádraig Flynn, Liam Lawlor, Charlie McCreevy, Martin O’Donoghue and Albert Reynolds.

The vision of this manifesto is an Ireland in which a successful strategy for national reconstruction offers real security for all. It has been carefully put together and costed for implementation in government by a team under Jack Lynch as Taoiseach. It is a blueprint for leadership which,by firm and just administration of law,esteem and enterprise,and concern for the individual,will bring back that sense of confidence and interdependence which is essential to the growth of peace and social progress,and of our cultural heritage and place among the nations of the world.

Apologies for the size of the text.
Taken from the wonderful Galway Advertiser Site.


6 Responses to “From 1977 -“The Fianna Fail Manifesto -an action plan for national recovery” – abridged version”

  1. […] An abridged version of the 1977 Fianna Fail Manifesto, the inaptly named ‘An Action Plan for National Recovery’ […]

  2. Ger Neylon Says:

    This led to the abolition of local government. Consequently Ireland could not develop its Preschool services along the lines of of local municipal structures as found in UK Europe and the Nordic countries.
    Berti and McCreevy went on to preside over the National Childcare Development plan which is responsible for putting FAS trainees into work in Preschools, while building NAMA nurseries, where no graduate led workforce will work due to the low wages. No agreed pedagogical approach is in place in Ireland in the Early Years.

  3. […] The basic power of local government was taken away in Ireland’s 1977 general election, when Fianna Fail promised to abolish rates by local […]

  4. […] from central sources. Local authority funding in Ireland is a mess and has been since the Fianna Fail government abolished domestic rates in 1977. The point of raising tax locally is to provide local […]

  5. Anonymous Says:

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