In a speech in the Dail the last week Joe Higgins referred to some old Eamon Gilmore Leaflets that I’d posted here previously.
Just reposting them again with some of the text from the speech.
Deputy Joe Higgins: ￼ ￼ —–I refer to what does not lie, namely, the history of this issue. There was a fresh faced councillor in Dún Laoghaire in the 1980s—–
Deputy Emmet Stagg: ￼ ￼ Deputy Boyd Barrett.
Deputy Joe Higgins: ￼ ￼ —–who put out a statement that he was the first councillor in the country to propose and win the abolition of the water rates. The same councillor, in a new manifestation—–
An Ceann Comhairle: ￼ ￼ The Deputy is supposed to be asking a supplementary question not giving a lecture on history.
Deputy Joe Higgins: ￼ ￼ —–in Democratic Left in the late 1980s and early 1990s—–
Deputy Joe Higgins: ￼ ￼ His thwarted political ambitions have a lot more to do with his outbursts here than anything I can say.
An Ceann Comhairle: ￼ ￼ Deputy Higgins, through the Chair please.
Deputy Joe Higgins: ￼ ￼ He made your seat in 1987 in campaigns against the local rates.
An Ceann Comhairle: ￼ ￼ I am going to call an end to this if the Deputy does not conclude.
Deputy Joe Higgins: ￼ ￼ In a new reincarnation, Democratic Left—–
Deputy Brendan Howlin: ￼ ￼ In 1872.
Deputy Joe Higgins: ￼ ￼ —–he stated that the PAYE taxpayers whom his party represented had already paid enough tax for local services and should not have to pay again. …..
I’ve a section dedicated to Gilmore leaflets here