Irish Election Literature

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A 1990 Magazine Ad for New Houses in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow …. with Prices… June 11, 2010

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Nothing really to do with Elections but found this the other day from 1990. Thought it was of interest.
20 years ago Estate agents spouted as much awful rubbish as they do now.
Where recently houses were ’40 minutes from the M50′ , then they were ’20 minutes from Templeogue Bridge”


“Are you Being Served?” -Young Fine Gael give out about the Banks in 1990. January 29, 2010

“Are you Being Served?” ask Young Fine Gael in 1990. The Banks should look after students, giving them loans, according to Young Fine Gael around 1990.
In my day the banks looked after students by giving them a free fiver when they opened an account.
I’m sure the banks parsimony changed with the Celtic Tiger, Students were probably given mortgages by the banks then!


‘Workers Party News and Views’ – Kildare 1990 October 14, 2009

In the late 80’s North Kildare was seen a major growth area of the Workers Party. In 1988 Catherine Murphy and Colm Purcell (who later joined Labour) had been elected to Leixlip Town Commission, although Murphy didn’t do brilliantly in the following years General and European Elections. The recently formed Maynooth branch get a mention at the back. Among them Fiachra O Ceilleachair who served as a Democratic Left and later a Labour councillor in Waterford. Also there is Geography lecturer Prionsias Breathnach who is still a regular contributor to various publications (as well as his own).

1989s marked shift in party policy is illustrated by the welcome given to Intel. Not just that but we have Catherine Murphy acting as a conduit for Intel recruiters. What we also see here is that Water Quality issues are not a recent thing!




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