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Flyer from Eileen Lemass -Fianna Fail -1982 Dublin West By Election July 29, 2014

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From the 1982 Dublin West By-Election a flyer from Fianna Fail candidate Eileen Lemass. Although topping the poll with over 17,000 votes it was Fine Gael candidate Liam Skelly that won the seat. The By-Election was caused by Dick Burke of Fine Gael being appointed as EU Commissioner.
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Leaflet from Liam Skelly- Fine Gael -1982 Dublin West By-Election June 12, 2012

From the 1982 Dublin West By-Election a leaflet from Fine Gael candidate Liam Skelly. Skelly won the by-election causing a sensation.
After the February 1982 General Election, Fianna Fail leader Charles Haughey was appointed Taoiseach. It was a minority government and so as to get an extra Fianna Fail seat, Haughey pulled a stroke appointing Fine Gael TD for Dublin West Dick Burke to the European Commission. The stroke backfired and that government lasted until November 1982. Skelly held his seat in November 1982 but later resigned the Fine Gael whip and polled poorly running as an Independent in 1987.
The By-election result here



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