From Easter 1984 “On my own Behalf and on behalf of all my family I would like to wish you a very happy Easter” writes then Minister for Finance Bertie Ahern. We have a detailed letter and also clinic times.
From 1994 a flyer advertising a meeting about The Residential Property tax that was introduced by the Fianna Fail / Labour Coalition.
The meeting was to be addressed by John Bruton.
“How many Councillors does it take to turn off The Water Tax?”-Democratic Left -1994 January 25, 2010
The Democratic Left were opposed to Water charges, Water Tax or Water Rates. They wanted to put pressure on other councillors to oppose them too.
Looking at the previous years vote thats shown, some Fine Gael and Fianna Fail voted against the charges.
The Government were seen to be bringing in these extra taxes whilst at the same time having the Tax Amnesty.
“In 1985 the Councils in Dublin, following the election of councillors such as The Democratic Lefts Eamon Gilmore…….” took a bit of phrasing considering Gilmore was elected for The Workers Party.
John Dardis – Progressive Democrats – 1994 European Elections- Leinster December 14, 2009
John Dardis, a former Agricultural journalist served four terms in the Seanad and failed 3 times to win a seat in the Dail.
In this 1994 European Election he polled 12,591 votes and was never in the running for a seat.
The 9th of June 1994 was also the PDs first electoral outing under new Party Leader Mary Harney.