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Podcast -Cavan Road Action Group July 2, 2021

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(A rerecording of the first podcast episode where the sound was awful) In the 1991 Local Elections CRAG made National Headlines when taking 4 seats on Cavan County Council. They ran candidates in subsequent elections too.

National Action -Episode 57 "The Others" The Alan Kinsella Podcast

National Action were a Far Right 'Movement in existence from 1952 to the early 1960's.  They advocated "A National Non-Party Plan for the establishment of an Original Irish System of government based on Christian Social Teaching and on National Unity". They contested the 1954 General Election.
  1. National Action -Episode 57
  2. The Socialist Labour Party -Episode 56
  3. Archive — TV Candidates from Billy Kirwin in 1977 to Tom Gildea in 1997
  4. Independent (Anti-Coalition) Labour candidates in the 1977 General Election
  5. The Cavan Road Action Group
 

Winston Turner -CRAG (Cavan Road Action Group) -1992 General Election -Cavan-Monaghan November 23, 2012


CRAG were one of the stories from the 1991 Local Elections as they swept the boards in Cavan with all of their four candidates elected. Following that Winston Turner stood For CRAG (Cavan Road Action Group) in the 1992 General Election where he polled 1,825 votes and missed out on a seat.

 

“The Cavan Road Runners” – Ad for Cavan Road Action Group (CRAG) 1991 Local Elections July 25, 2011


From the 1991 Local Elections an Ad for The Cavan Road Action Group (CRAG) who ran four candidates. All four were elected. It was one of the main talking points after the election.
Matthew Fitzpatrick topped the poll in Belterbet polling 1,071 votes and was elected on the first count. Dolores Smith topped the poll in Cavan polling 1,001 votes and was also elected on the first count. Winston Turner topped the poll in Bailieborough polling 958 votes and was also elected on the first count. Seamus Harten polled 664 votes and took the forth seat in Ballyjamesduff.
In 1999 Winston Turner held on to his seat, with Dolores Smith and Matthew Fitzpatrick both losing their seats. Seamus Harten didn’t contest the 1999 election.
Many thanks to the sender.
Cavan Local Election results in this post

 

 
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