Irish Election Literature

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flyer from Helen Keogh -Progresive Democrats- 1987 General Election Dun Laoghaire June 9, 2011

From the 1987 General Election a flyer from one of three Progressive Democrat candidates in Dun Laoghaire , Helen Keogh. In this the PDs first election, Keogh was initially seen as favourite to win a seat.That changed when Geraldine Kennedy was added to the Progressive Democrat ticket. Kennedy won a seat.
The leaflet focuses on Helen Keogh and not party policy.



Larry Lohan -Progressive Democrats -Dun Laoghaire 1987 April 15, 2010

From the 1987 General Election in Dun Laoghaire, Progressive Democrat candidate Larry Lohan.With Geraldine Kennedy and Helen Keogh also on the PD ticket Lohan didn’t win a seat.
He was elected as a councillor in 1991 , Left the PDs stood again as an independent in 1999 and in 2009 stood for Fianna Fail but failed to win a seat.



Geraldine Kennedy (large leaflet) -Progressive Democrats – Dun Laoghaire 1989 General Election March 11, 2010

The now editor of The Irish Times, Geraldine Kennedy running for the Progressive Democrats in the 1989 General Election in Dun Laoghaire. Having been elected in the 1987 General Election in the wave of PD success, Geraldine Kennedy lost her seat in this 1989 General Election.
You will see reference to Mr Haughey getting an overall majority, a theme later revisited with success in 2002 due to their ‘Single Party Government – No Thanks’ posters and leaflets. Also covered are local issues such as the Shankill bypass and Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
You will also notice The ‘agreed agenda for action with Fine Gael’. Its forgotten now but the PDs went into the 1989 election with a pact with Fine Gael.



Geraldine Kennedy- PD- 1989 Dun Laoghaire October 31, 2009

The 1989 General Election where Geraldine Kennedy loses her seat. The profile of her on the reverse is interesting in that she was the PD spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Northern Ireland. She was also their chief whip and has a number of other plaudits there too.




Geraldine Kennedy -PD -Dun Laoghaire 1987

A sorry I Missed you card from a ‘stylish’, now Irish Times Editor, Geraldine Kennedy in 1987. Madams profession is listed as a Journalist, Larry Lohans as a Teacher and Helen Keogh as ‘Housewife’.
Kennedy served one Dail term and lost her seat in 1989.




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