Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

‘Dun Laoghaire Report’ -Donal Marren, Barbara Culleton, Jim Ansboro, Steve Nalty -Fine Gael- Ballybrack 1985 LE March 22, 2010

From the 1985 local elections for the new Dun Laoghaire Rathdown council. A Fine Gael newsletter ‘Dun Laoghaire Report’ which focuses on issues of the time in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown. There are short profiles of the Fine Gael Ballybrack candidates Donal Marren, Barbara Culleton, Jim Ansboro and Steve Nalty.
Issues mentioned in the Newsletter included a proposed Planetarium on the old Pavilion site, a new third level college for Dun Laoghaire, housing grants, Dalkey Library and a proposed swimming pool in Loughlinstown Leisure centre

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Barbara Culleton, Donal Marren,Colm Brophy- Fine Gael 1991 LE Ballybrack January 21, 2010

From the 1991 local elections. Donal Marren retained his seat and Barbara Culleton lost her seat. Colm Brophy, former President of Young Fine Gael, turned up again in 2008 when he was co-opted to South Dublin County Council and won a seat in Tallaght Central in 2009.


ACRA letter regarding ‘Local Government Service Surcharge’ 1985 Local Elections November 9, 2009

Letter from ACRA to householders in the Dun Laoghaire area during the 1985 local elections campaign.
Already only Eight years after Domestic Rates had been abolished by the 1977 Jack Lynch government, Local authorities were looking for ways to supplement their income.
Fianna Fail opposed the Local Government Service surcharge, Labour were split and Fine Gael proposed it!
Tony O’Toole, who signed the leaflet is/was very active in the movement to abolishing ground rents.

I’m curious if the Philip Gillick listed is the same Philip Gillick who was Justice Floods Tipstaff?
It would be an interesting coincidence, especially considering who and what was being investigated.


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