Irish Election Literature

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Remember To Wash Your Hands (of ten years of FF and the PDs!) -Derek McDowell- Labour – 2007 General Election October 2, 2010

From the 2007 General Election a very clever poster from Labours Derek McDowell. I gather that they were placed in various ‘Washrooms’ in Dublin North Central.
I think that there was also a national hand washing campaign at the time to target MRSA.
Derek McDowell Failed to win a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.


‘Enjoy Your Weekend With Labour’ -Derek McDowell -Dublin North Central 2007 General Election. September 6, 2010

From the 2007 General Election campaign a flyer from Labour candidate in Dublin North Central, former TD Derek McDowell.
‘Enjoy Your Weekend With Labour’ with nice pictures of leisure time on the front and then on the Reverse we have a message that it was Labour, in 1993, who introduced the May day Bank Holiday.
So thanks to Labour you were going to have a long weekend!
Derek McDowell, who had been a TD from 1992 to 2002, got 2,649 votes and failed to win a seat.



Pádraig de Burca ,Derek Mc Dowell -Labour Party -Clontarf 1999 Local Elections April 21, 2010

From the 1999 Local Elections in The Clontarf ward, Labour Party candidates Pádraig de Burca and Derek Mc Dowell.
Pádraig de Burca polled 451 votes and wasn’t elected. Former TD and Junior Minister Derek McDowell polled 1205 votes and was elected.

Issues mentioned here included Public Transport, Political Standards and Housing.
In the Housing part, Labour advocated the following….
-More Serviced land at a fair price.
-A massive increase in house building.
-To bring back certificates of reasonable value to end excessive profiteering.



Derek McDowell-Labour- 1992- Dublin North Central December 11, 2009

Derek McDowell flew in on the Spring tide in 1992 getting almost a quarter of the votes in Dublin North Central. He held on in 1997 but lost his seat in 2002 to Finian McGrath.



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