Irish Election Literature

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1952 Letter from Bill Quirke (FF General Secretary) listing subscriptions towards a presentation to former TD Andy Fogarty June 11, 2014

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In the 1948 General Election, long serving Fianna Fail TD for Tipperary Andrew Fogarty lost his seat. A presentation was organised and subscriptions collected. This is a letter from Fianna Fail General Secretary Bill Quirke (info on him here) thanking the recipient for his donation of £5.  The letter also contained a list of subscribers with the amounts they donated. The names on the list of contributors includes Dan Breen, Sean Lemass, WJ Magner,  Harry Colley, Sean McEntee, Erskine Childers many more TDs and Senators , a number of clergy and a host of other individuals . Naturally many of the names are from Tipperary.
Many thanks to the sender




Leaflet from Andrew Fogarty, Thomas Joseph McDonagh and Mary Bridget Ryan -Fianna Fail -Tipperary North -1948 General Election August 24, 2013

From the 1948 General Election a leaflet for Fianna Fail candidates Andy Fogarty, Thomas Joseph McDonagh and Mary Bridget Ryan who were running in Tipperary North. Andy Fogarty who had been a TD since June 1927, lost his seat. He was from Cashel in the new South Tipperary constituency, his nephew John Fanning would later take a seat. Mary Ryan held on to her seat. She was known as Ryan Lacken, her husband Martin had been a TD. The other candidate TJ McDonagh was a nephew of Thomas MacDonagh and was a Dublin solicitor.
Many thanks to the sender.



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