Irish Election Literature

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A Manifesto for Young Ireland -Fine Gael 2004 -Includes an interesting “First Time Buyers” policy. September 20, 2010

From the 2004 Local and European Election Campaign a leaflet from Fine Gael entitled
“A Manifesto for Young Ireland” .
Included are a message from Enda Kenny and also “11 Reasons to Vote Fine Gael on June 11”.

Some of the eleven reasons are indicative of the time. The first one being First Time Buyers.
The First Time Buyer plans included a “Housing Deposit Scheme, similar to an SSIA, giving €1 for every €3 saved by first time buyers towards a deposit on a house“. there was also a promise to abolish stamp duty on second hand homes for first time buyers up to €400,000 and to “frontload mortgage interest relief“.

Other areas included Rip off Ireland, Insurance for Young Drivers, College Fees, Youth Suicide, Farming, Jobs and Public Transport.



A 1990 Magazine Ad for New Houses in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow …. with Prices… June 11, 2010

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Nothing really to do with Elections but found this the other day from 1990. Thought it was of interest.
20 years ago Estate agents spouted as much awful rubbish as they do now.
Where recently houses were ’40 minutes from the M50′ , then they were ’20 minutes from Templeogue Bridge”


“They Will Tax the Roof over Your Head” -Fine Gael anti Property Tax Leaflet 1994 January 16, 2010

1994 and the Labour/ Fianna Fail coalition announce that they intend to introduce a ‘Property Tax’.   The arguements here against the tax still stand, so its just as relevant today as it was in 1994. The 1994 tax seemed to take into account both the value of the house and the income of householders.



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