Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from John McGilligan -1989 Seanad Elections NUI May 23, 2011

From the 1989 Seanad Election for a seat on the NUI panel a leaflet from Independent candidate John McGilligan. Although running as an Independent McGilligan has an endorsement on the front of his leaflet from Garret Fitzgerald. Other supporters included Fine Gael figures such as Gemma Hussey, Mary Banotti and Maurice Manning.
McGilligan was very keen on The Irish American Initiative



Paul McNulty – NUI Seanad 1989 February 23, 2010

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From the 1989 NUI Seanad Election, UCD Agriculture Professor Paul McNulty. He just missed out on winning a seat. He stood again in 1992 but again just fell short.


Brendan Ryan – “A Voice for the Voiceless” NUI Seanad 1989 December 6, 2009

Brendan Ryan, former Independent Senator and former Labour Party Senator (as well as European and General Election candidate) in 1989.
In 1989 we faced similar challenges than those we face at the minute. This leaflet from Ryan is especially interesting as Ryan challenged the economic consensus of the time.
He finsihes with the lines….
“The cruel values of selfish competition, greed, individualism and indifference, which currently dominate our country are resisted. Our country must be drawn together and this can only be done if the cult of greed and selfishness is resisted.”



Leaflet from Diarmuid Coogan- NUI Seanad 1989 September 11, 2009

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A Leaflet from Diarmuid Coogan an Ex UCD Student Union leader who ran for  the Seanad in 1989.





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