Irish Election Literature

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Celebrating “60 years of Fianna Fail Dail History” in Longford Westmeath from 1986 July 23, 2016

A small pamphlet produced for the Celebration Dinner Dance to mark “60 years of Fianna Fail Dail History” in Longford Westmeath held in Athlone on the 17th of October 1986.
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“Setting the Agenda” 1993 interview with Albert Reynolds from Fianna Fail “Ceiliúradh an 60ú Árd Fheis” Programme August 22, 2014

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An interview with then Taoiseach and Fianna Fail leader Albert Reynolds from “Ceiliúradh an 60ú Árd Fheis”. The publication was a special programme for the 60th Ard Fheis which contained some fantastic pieces on the history of the party, its TD’s ,Ministers and much more.
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Albert Reynolds message to delegates from the 1993 Fianna Fail Ard Fheis Clár. August 21, 2014

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From the Clár of the 1993 Fianna Fail Ard Fheis The Message from An Taoiseach Albert Reynolds to delegates.




1987 leaflet from Mary O’Rourke, Albert Reynolds, Henry Abbott- Fianna Fail -Longford Westmeath June 14, 2011

Some big names here in this 1987 election leaflet for Mary O’Rourke, Albert Reynolds and Henry Abbott. Reynolds a former Taoiseach, O’Rourke a former minister and leader of The Seanad, whilst Abbott became a high court judge. In this 1987 General Election, all three were elected in the four seat Longford Westmeath. Abbott lost his seat in 1989.



1987 letter from Albert Reynolds to Constituents asking for support. March 6, 2011

From the 1987 General Election campaign a letter from Albert Reynolds to voters in Longford Westmeath asking for support. I presume the letter was sent only in Longford as it has the plea that “..Longford needs its own Minister”.
In the event Reynolds topped the poll and was duly appointed Minister for Industry and Commerce.


(Judge) Henry Abbott -Fianna Fail – 1987 Longford-Westmeath December 3, 2009

Another member of the judiciary with a political past, Judge Henry Abbott.
He had one term in the Dail in 1987 (where the specimen ballot paper below is from) before losing his seat in 1989.
Note Helena McAuliffe Ennis has her occupation as ‘senator and housewife’.
She was also the only Labour member of the Oireachtas to join the PD’s in the months after their formation.



Michael Finneran – Fianna Fail Longford-Roscommon 1992 October 21, 2009

Michael Finneran on his first attempt for the Dail in 1992. It was in the new  Longford-Roscommon constituency.
He was part of very strong Fianna Fail ticket with Sean Doherty, Terry Leydon and Albert Reynolds.  He finished the fourth of the Fianna Fail ticket.


From 1992 Albert Reynolds led Fianna Fails “Six Point Plan For National Progress” September 11, 2009

From the 1992 General Election, The Six Point Plan For National Progress, produced by the Albert Reynolds Led Fianna Fail.



Flyer and specimen Ballot paper for Albert Reynolds -Fianna Fail- 1987 General Election Longford Westmeath September 10, 2009

From the 1987 General Election a Flyer and Specimen Ballot paper for Fianna Fail candidate Albert Reynolds running in Longford-Westmeath. He topped the poll and was elected on the first count.
The specimen Ballot paper lists the candidates with Reynolds highlighted. ( Result from



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