Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from Cait Keane -Progressive Democrats -1994 Dublin South Central By Election April 11, 2011


From the 1994 Dublin South Central by-election a leaflet from Progressive Democrat candidate Cait Keane. Keane polled 1,881 votes in a contest won by The Democratic Lefts Eric Byrne.
Keane was first elected to the Council in 1991 and has held a seat since. After the demise of the PDs she joined Fine Gael and canme close to winning a seat in Dublin South West in 2011.

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“The last time they held a by-election Mayo got an Airport” -Eric Byrne -Democratic Left-1994 Dublin South Central by-election March 9, 2011


From the 1994 Dublin South Central By-Election a news sheet from Democratic Lefts Eric Byrne with the catchy headline of
“The last time they held a by-election Mayo got an Airport” .
Byrne was elected in the by-election and that victory along with the victory of Kathleen Lynch on the same day in Cork North Central allowed the numbers to be there to form the Rainbow Coalition.


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Eric Byrne Leaflet featuring only Voters -Democratic Left 1994 Dublin South Central By-Election May 16, 2010


A simple Leaflet produced by Eric Byrne for the 1994 Dublin South Central By-Election. A foldover card with pictures of four voters who say they are voting for Eric Byrne and Why. His loss by 5 votes in the 1992 General Election is mentioned.
Eric Byrne won the By-election beating amongst others Fianna Fails Michael Mulcahy and Fine Gaels Brian Hayes as well as serial Independent candidate Benny Cooney.
Byrnes By-Election victory along with that of Fine Gaels Michael Ring in Mayo and then later in the year the by-election victories in Cork of Catherine lynch and Hugh Coveney were what allowed the numbers to form the Rainbow Coalition.

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