“Euroelections ’84” Some pages from a Fianna Fail Seminar on the 1984 European Elections January 29, 2015
Prior to the 1984 European Elections Fianna Fail had a number of Seminars for members on forthcoming European Elections. I’ve included the details of the seminar and some pages from the accompanying booklet. Included are messages from Charles Haughey, Gerry Collins and various details about Fianna Fail rules and the European Parliament.
Leaflet from Niall Andrews, Eileen Lemass, Jim Tunney -Fianna Fail -1984 European Elections -Dublin December 30, 2014
From the 1984 European Electionsa leaflet for Niall Andrews, Eileen Lemass and Jim Tunney who were running for Fianna Fail in Dublin. Niall Andrews and Eileen Lemass were elected.
From the 1984 European Elections a leaflet from Richie Ryan who was running for Fine Gael in Dublin. The leaflet is very much European and International focused. It also contains a picture of Ryan with Pope John Paul II . Many thanks to the sender.
“Send your Best to Europe” Leaflet from Mary Banotti, Richie Ryan-Fine Gael- 1984 European Elections Dublin February 20, 2013
From the 1984 European Elections in Dublin “Send your Best to Europe” , a Leaflet from Fine Gael candidates Mary Banotti and Richie Ryan. Both were elected.
In 1986 Ryan resigned his seat as he was appointed to the European Court of Auditors , Mary Banotti retired in 2004 having served as an MEP for Dublin for 20 year.
“One Ireland, one people” -1984 Sinn Fein European Election Manifesto September 25, 2012
From the 1984 European Elections “One Ireland, one people” the Sinn Fein European Election Manifesto. It focuses almost totally on European issues and criticises the role of the EEC and the negative impact on Ireland from EEC membership .
(if anyone could make it into a pdf file get in touch)
Niall Andrews, Eileen Lemass, Jim Tunney -Fianna Fail -1984 European Elections -Dublin August 15, 2012
Leaflet from Tom O’Donnell and Tom Raftery -Fine Gael- 1984 European Elections -Munster August 7, 2012
From the 1984 European Elections a leaflet for Fine Gael candidates Tom O’Donnell and Tom Raftery who were running in Munster. Both were elected.
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Leaflet for Sylvester Barrett, Gene Fitzgerald, Noel Davern -Fianna Fail -1984 European Elections -Munster July 28, 2012
From the 1984 European Elections a leaflet from Fianna Fail candidates Sylvester Barrett, Gene Fitzgerald and Noel Davern. In a geographically spread ticket the Clare based Barrett and Cork based former Minister for Finance Fitzgerald were both elected, whilst the Tipperary based outgoing MEP Davern lost his seat.
From the 1984 European Elections a leaflet from Workers’ Party candidate Joe Sherlock running in Munster. Sherlock polled 17,304 votes and missed out on a seat. (result here)
“Don’t let them sweep your jobs aside!” -Fianna Fail ad for Sean Flanagan, Ray MacSharry 1984 European Elections March 23, 2011
From the 1984 European Elections an ad for Fianna Fail Connaught Ulster candidates Ray MacSharry and Sean Flanagan, with a cartoon of Dick Spring and Garret Fitzgerald beside the headline “Don’t let them sweep your jobs aside!”
Both MacSharry and Flanagan were elected. MacSharry served as an MEP until 1987 when he resigned due to his appointment as Minister for Finance. Mark Killilea was co-opted to replace him.
You might also notice that Fianna ail were part of the “”European Progressive Democrats”
John Noonan- Sinn Fein 1984 European elections Dublin October 8, 2009
This is unusual in that at the time Sinn Fein were Anti EEC. It details the reasons why Ireland should withdraw. It was only 11 years since we had joined. Some of the images are big, I’ve tried to pare them down whilst still making them readable.
Frank Cluskey – Labour- European Elections 1984 September 15, 2009
Former Leader of the Labour Party Frank Cluskeys literature from the 1984 Euro Elections. In 1991 after losing his Dail seat (and the leadership of Labour) Frank had been co-opted to the European Parliament, to replace Michael O’Leary (who replaced him as leader of the Labour Party) . O’Leary resigned as Party Leader just over a year later (and joined Fine Gael) and was replaced by Dick Spring. Cluskey resigned from government in 1983 over a point of principle regarding Dublin Gas.
It is Spring who gives the leaders message on the main leaflet. That Leaflet (which is hard to read in its original, never mind scanned- but worth the effort) gives an idea of the European issues of the time and Labour dont appear to keen on the European Community in it. The ‘ A Realistic View of Europe” part of the document was quite an eye opener. “..Labour warned the people in 1972 of the harsh realities of Community membership…..” etc
Christopher Fettes from the 1984 European Election Dublin Constituency.
Fettes is a hugely important figure in the Irish Green Party. Not alone was he a founding member of the now Green Party, It was Christopher Fettes who ‘called’ the initial meeting in 1981 that led to the foundation of The Ecology Party… which became the Green Alliance/An Comhaontas Glas and was renamed again as the Green Party/An Comhaontas Glas.