Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

From the 1943 General Election Patrick Murphy and his donkey named Pansey canvassing for Labour. December 9, 2014


Many thanks to the sender who notes…
“The man with the Top Hat is Patrick Murphy and his donkey named Pansey.
The photo is from the 1943 General election for Dublin County constituency and the Tunney was Jim or James Tunney (elected to the Dáíl in 1943 & lost his seat in 1944 it was the only occasion he was elected to the Dáil, was also in Seanad & Cllr.) father of Jim Tunney who later became Lord Mayor of Dublin & FF TD for Dublin North West . His Grandson also Jim is an optician in Finglas. Liam Cosgrave Snr & Henry Dockrell were elected for FG in that election & Sean Brady & Patrick J Fogarty for FF.

PatrickMurphypic

 

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