Irish Election Literature

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The 1977 Fianna Fail General Election Manifesto October 16, 2017

The Fianna Fail Manifesto from the 1977 General Election I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf format here
Many thanks to the sender.


From 1977 -“The Fianna Fail Manifesto -an action plan for national recovery” – abridged version October 18, 2010

From 1977 an abridged version of the Fianna Fail Election Manifesto. The 1977 Fianna Fail Manifesto has gone down as one which in part led to Irelands fiscal crisis in the 80s. In the main the Manifesto was reportedly crafted by Martin O’Donoghue.
It proved popular with the voters as Fianna Fail were returned with an unprecedented 20 seat majority.
Amongst the below are Tax cuts, abolition of Rates, first time buyer grants of £1000 and other giveaways.
Amongst the first time TDs elected were Bertie Ahern, Pádraig Flynn, Liam Lawlor, Charlie McCreevy, Martin O’Donoghue and Albert Reynolds.

The vision of this manifesto is an Ireland in which a successful strategy for national reconstruction offers real security for all. It has been carefully put together and costed for implementation in government by a team under Jack Lynch as Taoiseach. It is a blueprint for leadership which,by firm and just administration of law,esteem and enterprise,and concern for the individual,will bring back that sense of confidence and interdependence which is essential to the growth of peace and social progress,and of our cultural heritage and place among the nations of the world.

Apologies for the size of the text.
Taken from the wonderful Galway Advertiser Site.



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