Irish Election Literature

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Flyer for a 1991 “Walk for Decency and Godliness In Our Land” from the ‘Clean-up Dublin Now Group’ August 13, 2015


From 1991 a leaflet from the ‘Clean-up Dublin Now Group’ advertising a prayerful walk from The Pro-Cathedral to the Central Bank on Dame Street. The walk was to protest against all sorts of ‘Moral Disintegration’ that Dublins City of Culture had seen rise.
Anyone know anything about these?
Many thanks to the sender.
decency1991

 

Betty Reeves, Michael Dunphy -Green Party- Blackrock 1991 LE December 12, 2009


In the 1991 local elections in the Blackrock Ward, the late Betty Reeves was elected to the council having polled 491 First preferences, well short of the 1,623 quota. She served one term. As written on the leaflet she was a founder member of the Green Party. Her niece is married to John Gormley. I think the Newtown Park/ Carysfort bus committee was to do with the lack of service and the state of the buses used, on the 6 and 6A routes.
In 1991 Greens were still thought of as outside the mainstream, yet here we had a candidate Michael Dunphy who ran his own business, was an active member of the GAA and so on.
Amongst the issues covered are ‘The Owen Rua proposals for a huge infill and a 630 unit luxury housing estate out in the bay” and opposition to ‘Dalkey gun club’….

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