Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet for John Dockrell, Aine Elliot, William O’Grady -Fine Gael -Blackrock -1985 Local Elections December 11, 2013

From the 1985 Local Elections a leaflet from Fine Gael candidates in Blackrock, John Dockrell, Aine Elliot and William O’Grady. Both John Dockrell and Aine Elliot were elected. I’ve put a screenshot of the result in the post also.




John Dockrell, Aine Elliott -Fine Gael -1991 Local Elections Blackrock November 24, 2010

From the 1991 Local Elections a flyer for Fine Gael candidates Aine Elliot and John Dockrell running in Blackrock. John Dockrell held on to his seat whilst Aine Elliot lost hers.
John Dockrell is the son of former TD Percy Dockrell, grandson of former TD Henry Morgan Dockrell, great grandson of Sir Maurice Dockrell a former Unionist MP. He is also brother of former councillor William Dockrell.



ACRA letter regarding ‘Local Government Service Surcharge’ 1985 Local Elections November 9, 2009

Letter from ACRA to householders in the Dun Laoghaire area during the 1985 local elections campaign.
Already only Eight years after Domestic Rates had been abolished by the 1977 Jack Lynch government, Local authorities were looking for ways to supplement their income.
Fianna Fail opposed the Local Government Service surcharge, Labour were split and Fine Gael proposed it!
Tony O’Toole, who signed the leaflet is/was very active in the movement to abolishing ground rents.

I’m curious if the Philip Gillick listed is the same Philip Gillick who was Justice Floods Tipstaff?
It would be an interesting coincidence, especially considering who and what was being investigated.


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