Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from Gemma Hussey -1981 Seanad Election NUI June 20, 2012

From the 1981 Seanad election a leaflet for Independent candidate Gemma Hussey who was running for a seat on the NUI panel. She had won a seat in the 1977 Seanad Elections and held her seat here. She subsequently sat on the Fine Gael bench in the Seanad and was elected to the Dail in February 1982.
In the 1982 to 1987 coalition government, she served as Minister for Social Welfare and Minister for Education as well as a brief spell as Minister for Labour.
She retired from politics in 1989.



Gemma Hussey, Godfrey Timmins -Fine Gael- Wicklow 1987 January 7, 2010

Gemma Hussey and Godfrey Timmins from the 1987 General Election. Having been in government since November 1982 Fine Gael lost 20 seats in the 1987 election amongst them Godfrey Timmins. The advent of the PDs hit Fine Gael badly.
Gemma Hussey only served as a TD from 1982 to 1989 yet made an impact. Hurricane Charlie is mentioned too.


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