A Letter of support from John Bruton for Terence Cosgrave and Frances Fitzgerald running for Fine Gael in the 1999 Local Elections in Rathmines. Frances Fitzgerald was elected.
Letter of support from John Bruton for Terence Cosgrave and Frances Fitzgerald- Fine Gael -1999 Local Elections -Rathmines April 20, 2017
The Dáil being Televised regularly was once a big issue. The following Discussion Documentissued by Fine Gael in May 1988 gives arguements for and against the Televising the Dáil, The practicalities of it and also has a section on ‘presenting the Dáil at its best’. It has an opening written by John Bruton. Its 12 pages so I scanned it in pdf format. Click the link or on the image below to launch.
“Televising The Dáil – A Document for Discussion”
Many thanks to the sender.
1979 leaflet for Fine Gael candidates Michael McDowell, Joe Doyle, Tommy Woods and Finola Gill June 9, 2012
From the 1979 Local Elections a leaflet for Fine Gael candidates Michael McDowell, Joe Doyle, Tommy Woods and Finola Gill (who later married John Bruton). Joe Doyle was elected. McDowell polled 1271 votes, Gill 960 and Woods 497.
McDowell was later a founder member and became leader of The Progressive Democrats.
Old Local Election Results uploaded in excel form here
Fine Gael 1992 -“The minute we take office mortgage holders will have less to worry about” February 28, 2012
The Fine Gael website from January 1998… includes “John Bruton TD, makes New Year pledge to internet users” September 23, 2010
In the continuing series of old party and political websites… The Fine Gael website from January 1998 …
Click HERE or on the image to enter. It will be slow to load.
The “John Bruton TD, makes New Year pledge to internet users” is very much of the time…. He begins with….
“I spent many hours over Christmas happily surfing the Internet. I visited all sorts of home pages all over the world, and reflected a little on what makes some pages interesting and others not so interesting……”
As ever not all links on the old website may work.
From 1994 a flyer advertising a meeting about The Residential Property tax that was introduced by the Fianna Fail / Labour Coalition.
The meeting was to be addressed by John Bruton.
John Bruton-Fine Gael- Meath 2002 January 17, 2010
John Bruton stands for the last time in 2002 in Meath where he was elected on the 8th count. Former Taoiseach and Fine Gael Leader, Bruton resigned his seat to take up the role of EU Ambassador to Washington in 2004.
“Partnership That Works” -Rainbow Coalition Flyer 1997 election September 23, 2009
This is a joint document from the 1997 Rainbow Government. Highly unusual that 3 parties have a joint platform for an Irish General election. For the odd referendum you may find a common leaflet but certainly for a General Election its fairly Unique.
Their 21 goals for the 21st Century are spelt out as are their achievements in Government to date. Some nice poses from the three party leaders too.