Irish Election Literature

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Mary Banotti -Fine Gael -1983 Dublin Central By-Election November 30, 2010

From the 1983 Dublin Central by election a leaflet for Fine Gael candidate Mary Banotti. There is a message of support from the then Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald as well as a profile of the candidate herself.
The by-election was caused by the death of former Tainiste and Fianna Fail TD George Colley. Banotti polled 7,362 votes but lost out to Fianna Fails Tom Leonard. Mary Banotti is the sister of former TD Nora Owen and Grand niece of Michael Collins. She was elected to the European Parliament in 1984 and served there until 2004 when she retired. She also stood in the 1997 Presidential election won by Mary McAleese.


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