Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Derek McDowell-Labour- 1992- Dublin North Central December 11, 2009

Derek McDowell flew in on the Spring tide in 1992 getting almost a quarter of the votes in Dublin North Central. He held on in 1997 but lost his seat in 2002 to Finian McGrath.



Ivor Callely 1992 Dublin North Central September 30, 2009

From the 1992 General election. A boyish looking Ivor Callely was ‘typical of the new generation of Public Representatives’ and ‘Always at your Service’.


Noel O’Hanrahan ‘Stop The Rot’ – Dublin North Central 1992 September 26, 2009

An unusual leaflet (and he had posters similar to the main picture around at the time too.)  In 1992 he reckoned “.. by reducing expenditure on the border by 100 million pounds….creating 30,000 new jobs in Dublin from this saving…” Lots more good plans in the leaflet. Nice Dig at Taca in it too.
For his troubles Noel got 363 votes….. Still, its the picture at the front that makes it!




Richard Bruton 1992 – ‘A Fresh Start’ and Letter to constituents. September 17, 2009

This is a Richard Bruton Leaflet and a letter to constituents from the 1992 General Election.

In the Middle part of the first leaflet we see  ‘reforming Fas’, tax benefits on third level fees  and so on. Would the job creation ideas of 17 years ago work again?



Sean Dublin Bay Loftus -Independent- 1997 General Election -Dublin North Central September 10, 2009

Alderman Sean, was elected to the Dail on just the one occassion in June 1981. Unluckily for him he lost his seat 8 months later at the Feb 82 election. He Stood in Dublin North Central.

This was just as the Tribunals had started and he is running on an ‘anti sleaze’ ticket. He makes some good observations in the manifesto.

For a period he was known as Sean Dublin Bay ‘Rockhall’ Loftus after a territorial dispute over Rockhall and its surrounding Waters.







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