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.



Flyer for Helen Keogh – NUI Seanad 2011 April 1, 2011

From the 2011 Seanad Elections for the NUI panel a leaflet from Helen Keogh. Keogh a former PD TD and Senator (some of her old election leaflets here , here and here) ,also had a spell in Fine Gael.
Her website



“How to Double Your Vote on Friday” -Helen Keogh -Progressive Democrats -1997 General Election September 30, 2010

From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from Progressive Democrat candidate Helen Keogh with the striking headline “How to Double Your Vote on Friday”.
By voting for Helen Keogh you were also voting to put Mary Harney into government, hence doubling your vote.
Helen Keogh lost her seat.



“Residential Property Tax … Yields Less than VAT on Ice Cream” -Helen Keogh -Progressive Democrats 1997 GE Dun Laoghaire July 19, 2010

From 1997 a leaflet against the Residential Property Tax produced by Progressive Democrat TD Helen Keogh.
It was amongst other things, Unfair, Anti Family and Anti Dublin.

Click on Image if you cant see it all.



To All UK Nationals Eligible to Vote in Dun Laoghaire -Helen Keogh -Progressive Democrats -1992 GE May 26, 2010

From the 1992 General Election a letter from Progressive Democrat candidate Helen Keogh ‘To All UK Nationals Eligible to Vote in Dun Laoghaire’.
It points out that they were entitled to vote in the General Election but not in the three Abortion related Referenda held on the same day.
Although not written, the reader cant help but get the impression that the PDs were advertising themselves as the party most sympathetic to British policy and Britain.
Helen Keogh was elected . She stood in the 2002 General Election for Fine Gael.


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.



Helen Keogh Crime Survey -Progressive Democrats- Dun Laoghaire 1996 March 7, 2010

A Crime Survey from Dun Laoghaire Progressive Democrat TD, Helen Keogh in 1996.
Crime is one of the political constants, being seen to be tough on Crime or tougher than the others.
So here we have a survey asking about Crime and then asking the constituent to send it back to the TD. Needless to say I’d assume that people who had been victims of crime would be more inclined to return the survey. So hey presto the TD can say “In a survey of constituents I did 50% had been robbed…. etc etc”
It was in 1997 that Fianna Fail ran with its Zero Tolerance policy.



Geraldine Kennedy -PD -Dun Laoghaire 1987 October 31, 2009

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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