Irish Election Literature

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“Bertie The Local Man” 1989 Leaflet from Bertie Ahern -Fianna Fail -Dublin Central December 13, 2016


From the 1989 General Election a leaflet from then Minister for Labour, Bertie Ahern running in Dublin Central.
Many thanks to the sender.
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1989 Leaflet for “Devoted Dub” Bertie Ahern, Dermot Fitzpatrick, John Stafford (Eileen Lemass, Niall Andrews)- Fianna Fail -Dublin Central June 8, 2011


From the 1989 Genral Election (and 1989 European Elections held on the same day) a leaflet for Fianna Fail Dublin Central candidates Bertie Ahern, Dermot Fitzpatrick and John Stafford. Also pictured are Fianna Fail European candidates Eileen Lemass and Niall Andrews.
In Bertie Aherns profile he is mentioned as “Extremely popular “Call me Bertie” Lord Mayor…” a “Devoted Dub and Ireland supporter home and away“. He also “Worked as an accountant in Mater Hospital”
In the Dail election all three Fianna Fail candidates were elected with Niall Andrews elected for Europe.

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Flyer for Dermot Fitzpatrick -Fianna Fail -Dublin Central 1992 General Election. June 1, 2011


A flyer from Fianna Fails Dermot Fitzpatrick from the 1992 General election in Dublin Central. He polled 1,838 votes and failed to win a seat. He didn’t stand again until the 2002 General election when he was elected. He is father of Fianna Fail Councillor Mary Fitzpatrick.

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‘Dear Friend’ -Bertie Ahern Letter to Electors 1992 Dublin Central March 19, 2010


From the 1992 General Election in Dublin Central. A letter from Bertie Ahern to constituents. ‘Dear Friend’ it begins with…..
Amongst other things, Bertie writes that he has “one simple aim in life as a public representative: to work with the community of Dublin-Central in improving the quality of life for as many constituents as possible.”

 

Dermot Fitzpatrick – Fianna Fail – Dublin Central 1992 January 22, 2010


Fianna Fails Dermot Fitzpatrick from the 1992 General election in Dublin Central where he failed to retain his seat. This despite Fianna Fail getting two quotas,of which Bertie Ahern took the lions share, they only won a single seat. He didn’t stand again until the 2002 General election when he was elected.
He is father of Fianna Fail Councillor Mary Fitzpatrick.

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Fianna Fail- Dublin Central 1992 – Bertie Ahern, Olga Bennett, Dermot Fitzpatrick September 24, 2009


1992 Dublin Central, with redrawn boundaries, the constituency is reduced to 4 seats and of the 3 sitting Fianna Fail TDs,  John Stafford moves to Dublin North Central (where he lost out). Bertie romps home but neither of his running mates are elected despite Fianna Fail
having almost two quotas.
A number of Flyers wuith profiles of the candidates , ‘Bertie Gets the job done’, whilst Olga Bennett was ‘born into a Fianna Fail family’,whilst Dermot Fitzpatrick was ‘born ,reared and lives in the constituency’.

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