Irish Election Literature

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Letter of support from John Bruton for Terence Cosgrave and Frances Fitzgerald- Fine Gael -1999 Local Elections -Rathmines April 20, 2017


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.

 

Piece on the revamped Fine Gael Website from the 1999 Fine Gael Ard Fheis May 1, 2016

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A Piece on the revamped Fine Gael Website from the 1999 Fine Gael Ard Fheis Souvenir booklet.
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From Fine Gael in May 1988 “Televising The Dáil – A Document for Discussion” June 10, 2014

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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.
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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

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Fine Gael 1992 -“The minute we take office mortgage holders will have less to worry about” February 28, 2012

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From the 1992 General Election campaign, the John Bruton led Fine Gael proclaim -“The minute we take office mortgage holders will have less to worry about”

 

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.

 

Young Fine Gael – Futureline -Autumn 1992 -includes Condom articles and John Bruton interview April 29, 2010


I’m not sure if this is a supplement to the October 1992 edition of Futureline or if it was an edition produced by itself (and I’m missing the cover?). Futureline was (is?) a Young Fine Gael Magazine.
The main focus of this is an interview with John Bruton. We also have amongst other things an editorial from a Young Brian Hayes (The New National Youth and Education Officer),  items on condoms and stuff on the Rio summit.
The items on condoms by Colm Brophy and John Armstrong are especially interesting and give an insight into the time.

If you cant see the full image click on it (I’ll have to start doing pdf files for some of these soon)

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