Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Betty Coffey in Black and White .. “A Voice For The Liberal Agenda In Fianna Fail” -1992 GE -Dun Laoghaire July 28, 2010

From the 1992 General Election a leaflet for Fianna Fail candidate Betty Coffey running in Dun Laoghaire. Having narrowly missed out on a seat in 1989 she polled 2,119 votes and wasn’t in the mix for the final seat.
Her background is interesting and reflects Dun Laoghaire of the time. It was seen as one of the countries most liberal constituencies and also had the lowest percentage of Catholics.
Her leaflet has a section “Who can create the jobs?
“Not the state. Not unless it raises taxes by climbing up on the breaking back of the PAYE worker. Not unless it puts us in hock for billions to make up a few hollow jobs in FAS type training schemes.”
The odd thing being that the 1992 Fianna Fail Manifesto called for State intervention in Job Creation , a 750 million pound Jobs Fund was to be set up.



Betty Coffey -Fianna Fail -Dun Laoghaire 1989 November 22, 2009

Betty (Elizabeth in some records) Coffey stood in both the 1989 and 1992 General Elections for Fianna Fail in Dub Laoghaire. In this 1989 election she was just 26 votes behind party colleague Brian Hillery when she ws eliminated, Hillery was elected. Although not so much here, a lot of her other literature promoted her ‘Liberal Agenda’.



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