Irish Election Literature

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Tom Cribbin – ‘Independant’ -Edenderry -2009 LE November 4, 2010

I love this 2009 leaflet from ‘Independant’ Tom Cribbin running for Edenderry Town Council and Offaly County Council. I’m puzzled if the spelling mistake is deliberate or not.
Cribbin, a long standing Councillor resigned from Fianna Fail in protest at the party’s selection procedure for local election candidates prior to the 2009 Local Elections. He ran as an Independent.
He failed to win a seat on Offaly County Council and I’m unsure if he won a seat or not on Edenderry Town Council.



Michael Fox-Independent Fine Gael -2009 Local Elections -Edenderry May 27, 2010

From the 2009 Local Elections for Offaly County Council, Independent Fine Gael candidate Michael Fox running in the Edenderry LEA. Despite polling well he failed to get in.
Fox, previously elected for Fine Gael in Tullamore switched to Edenderry after boundary changes. He had failed to get a nomination by Fine Gael, so ran as an Independent. The long serving councillor had twice (Nov 1982 and 1987) been on the Fine Gael General Election ticket in Laois-Offaly.

Unusual to have an Independent Fine Gael candidate as we are more used to Independent Fianna Fail ones.



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