Irish Election Literature

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‘Fianna Fails policy on crime is to ensure that the laws of the land are implemented’ -Tom Kitt leaflet -Fianna Fail 1997 General Election Dublin South October 18, 2010


From the 1997 General Election a leaflet on Crime from Fianna Fail TD Tom Kitt. Zero Tolerance on Crime was one of the mainstays of the Fianna Fail campiagn. Here Kitt gives details of a survey on Crime he carried out.
He goes on to say that “…The Key element to Fianna Fails policy on crime is to ensure that the laws of the land are implemented.
No crime, no matter how small, is ignored.

Kitt goes on to tell us Fianna Fails proposals for Drug Crime.
Kitt was elected.

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Helen Keogh Crime Survey -Progressive Democrats- Dun Laoghaire 1996 March 7, 2010


A Crime Survey from Dun Laoghaire Progressive Democrat TD, Helen Keogh in 1996.
Crime is one of the political constants, being seen to be tough on Crime or tougher than the others.
So here we have a survey asking about Crime and then asking the constituent to send it back to the TD. Needless to say I’d assume that people who had been victims of crime would be more inclined to return the survey. So hey presto the TD can say “In a survey of constituents I did 50% had been robbed…. etc etc”
It was in 1997 that Fianna Fail ran with its Zero Tolerance policy.

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