Irish Election Literature

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Flyers for Fine Gael Dinner Dances from 1958 and 1964 March 4, 2016

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A flyer for the Dinner Dance in The Mansion House from the 1958 Fine Gael Ard Fheis. John A. Costello and General Richard Mulcahy were among those due to be present.
Another flyer is for a Dinner Dance in Clonmels Hotel Minella in 1964.



“Fine Gael Through The Decades” Article from the 1999 Fine Gael Ard Fheis Booklet June 23, 2013

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From the booklet for the 1999 Fine Gael Ard Fheis a four page article by PJ O’Meara ‘Fine Gael Through The Decades… a brief history’.  It has plenty of nice pictures and ends on an optimistic note that …’Fine Gael should ready itself for an imminent return to Government’.



Vote Oliver J Flanagan for Vice President flyer from the 1971 Fine Gael Ard Fheis April 29, 2013

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From the 1971 Fine Gael Ard Fheis a flyer from legendary Fine Gael TD Oliver J. Flanagan who was running for the Fine Gael Vice Presidency.
Many Thanks to the sender.



Booklet for Attendees at 1985 Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Cork. April 1, 2010

From the 1985 Fine Gael Ard Fheis held in Cork. Which was located in Cork to complement the Cork 800 celebrations.
This is the booklet delegates were sent prior to the event (or indeed at the event). I also have a copy of the pack on Motions and policies debated at the Ard Fheis but it is rather large.
In 1985 Fine Gael were in Government.
Some lovely things here. The Neptune Stadium is ‘at most a 20 minute walk’ from City Hall is a bit like all these new estates that were described on the blurb as ’20 minutes from Dublin’.
Extra Pay Phones were installed for the event. The ‘Bed Bureau for delegates’ run by the Cork Kerry Tourism Organisation almost sound dirty.
We have a map of Cork with the one way system marked by arrows and looking very confusing. The Social events included a fashion of the time a ‘Chicken supper’.
The now deceased delegate who gave me this, had ticked off the events they wanted to attend. There were then lists of the panels for election to The National Executive. With the last pages being taken up by amendments to Fine Gael Constitution and Rules.



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