From the 1969 General Election, two ads aimed at the Farming Community from Labour with Brendan Corish pictured talking to those involved in agriculture with the “Let’s build the New Republic” Slogan.
From the 1981 General Election Fine Gael looking for the farming vote. “Fine Gael subsidies will help you increase production -bring you up to the Mark Clinton standard”.
Mark Clinton was the Fine Gael Minister that negotiated Irelands entry to the Common Agricultural Policy.
Unusual , but of I thought would be of interest. A leaflet from Richard Kennedy running in the 2009 election for President of the Irish Farmers Association.
Kennedys leaflet is focused in the main on the issues affecting Dairy Farmers. (I dont know if there were specific leaflets for specific sectors).
The winner of the contest John Bryan was (I’m told) focused on the import of Brazilian Beef.
It was quite a coup when Fine Gael secured Journalist and TV presenter, Mairead McGuinness on its ‘East’ ticket for the 2004 European Elections. A hard-fought campaign and rivalry between herself and Avril Doyle led to Fine Gael winning two of the three seats on offer. McGuinness topping the poll with just over a quota.