In the 1997 General Election Tom Gildea caused a shock when he was elected to the Dail for Donegal South West running on the issue of Television Deflectors. (Another ‘deflector’ candidate Dermot Kirwin polled almost 3000 votes in Waterford).
This leaflet is from the 1999 Local Elections in Glenties where he won a seat on the council. He didn’t stand in the 2002 General election and retired from politics in 2004. His personal assistasnt Gwen Breslin stood in the 2002 General Election polling 951 votes.