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Leaflet from Sean O’Moore , Frank Robbins -National Labour Party -1948 General Election- Dublin North East September 13, 2014


From the 1948 General Election a leaflet from Sean O’Moore and Frank Robbins who were running for the National Labour Party in Dublin North East. Both candidates were veterans of 1916. Sean O’Moore polled 440 votes and Frank Robbins polled 476 votes. Neither were elected.
Many thanks to the sender.
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“Wings of Death” 1948 Labour Party Leaflet re TB sufferers July 30, 2014

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From the 1948 General Election Campaign a Labour Party leaflet “Wings of Death” attacking Fianna Fails spending on Aircraft rather than on TB sufferers.

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Leaflet from Andrew Fogarty, Thomas Joseph McDonagh and Mary Bridget Ryan -Fianna Fail -Tipperary North -1948 General Election August 24, 2013


From the 1948 General Election a leaflet for Fianna Fail candidates Andy Fogarty, Thomas Joseph McDonagh and Mary Bridget Ryan who were running in Tipperary North. Andy Fogarty who had been a TD since June 1927, lost his seat. He was from Cashel in the new South Tipperary constituency, his nephew John Fanning would later take a seat. Mary Ryan held on to her seat. She was known as Ryan Lacken, her husband Martin had been a TD. The other candidate TJ McDonagh was a nephew of Thomas MacDonagh and was a Dublin solicitor.
Many thanks to the sender.

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Labour Party Ads from the 1948 General Election August 8, 2013

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From the 1948 General Election, some ads from The Labour Party.
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From 1948 an ad for Michael Donnellan, Patrick Collins -Clann na Talmhan -Galway North July 12, 2013


From the 1948 General Election an ad for Michael Donnellan and Patrick Collins who were running for Clann na Talmhan in Galway North. Donnellan was elected , having initially been elected in 1943 a seat he held until his death in 1964. He won All Ireland medals playing for Galway , as did his son John Donnellan and grandson Michael Donnellan.
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Liam Cosgrave , Henry Dockrell -Fine Gael – 1948 General Election- Dun Laoghaire and Rathdown January 2, 2013


From the 1948 General Election two ads for Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire and Rathdown candidates Liam Cosgrave and Henry M. Dockrell. Liam Cosgrave polled 7,521 votes whilst Henry Dockrell polled 5,133 votes and lost his seat.
Both candidates came from significant political dynasties. Liam Cosgrave being son of WT Cosgrave and father of former TD Liam Cosgrave jnr.
The Dockrell dynasty provided various TDs and Councillors until 2004.
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“Hecklers! – We Love Them…” 1948 anti Clann Na Poblachta ad from Fianna Fail October 23, 2012


Interesting piece of history this an anti Clann Na Poblachta ad from Fianna Fail from the 1948 General Election Campaign.
The Fianna Fail candidates were Sean MacEntee (later Tainiste) and Michael Yeats (son of WB Yeats) and MacEntee was elected. Amongst the Clann Na Poblachta candidates was Noel Browne (who was also elected).

 

 
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