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Podcast -Cavan Road Action Group July 2, 2021

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(A rerecording of the first podcast episode where the sound was awful) In the 1991 Local Elections CRAG made National Headlines when taking 4 seats on Cavan County Council. They ran candidates in subsequent elections too.

Independent ex Fianna Fáil candidates in the 1937 General Election "The Others" The Alan Kinsella Podcast

In the 1937 General Election there were seven candidates running as Independents that had left Fianna Fáil in the previous six months. Three were outgoing TD's. Some had been selected at a Selection Convention but rejected by The National Executive, others rejected at a Convention and others had left the party in a disagreement over policy.
  1. Independent ex Fianna Fáil candidates in the 1937 General Election
  2. Youth Defence and the 1992 General Election
  3. Franklin Dee -Episode 67
  4. National Association of Tenants Organisations running in Drogheda 1991 and 1994
  5. The National Legal Justice Action Group -Episode 65
 

Winston Turner -CRAG (Cavan Road Action Group) -1992 General Election -Cavan-Monaghan November 23, 2012


CRAG were one of the stories from the 1991 Local Elections as they swept the boards in Cavan with all of their four candidates elected. Following that Winston Turner stood For CRAG (Cavan Road Action Group) in the 1992 General Election where he polled 1,825 votes and missed out on a seat.

 

“The Cavan Road Runners” – Ad for Cavan Road Action Group (CRAG) 1991 Local Elections July 25, 2011


From the 1991 Local Elections an Ad for The Cavan Road Action Group (CRAG) who ran four candidates. All four were elected. It was one of the main talking points after the election.
Matthew Fitzpatrick topped the poll in Belterbet polling 1,071 votes and was elected on the first count. Dolores Smith topped the poll in Cavan polling 1,001 votes and was also elected on the first count. Winston Turner topped the poll in Bailieborough polling 958 votes and was also elected on the first count. Seamus Harten polled 664 votes and took the forth seat in Ballyjamesduff.
In 1999 Winston Turner held on to his seat, with Dolores Smith and Matthew Fitzpatrick both losing their seats. Seamus Harten didn’t contest the 1999 election.
Many thanks to the sender.
Cavan Local Election results in this post

 

 
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