From the 1977 General Election a leaflet from Sinn Fein the Workers Party candidate John McManus running in Wicklow. McManus polled 1,231 votes. Amongst the other names on the ballot paper that day was Seamus Costello.
Amongst the issues mentioned in the leaflet are Jobs, Prices, Family planning law, divorce, equal pay , Peace, land and Fishing
John McManus- Workers Party- 1985 LE November 2, 2009
John McManus was a high profile and important member of The Workers Party, he is married to Liz McManus (in 1985 John McManus would have been a far more important political figure than Liz).
The ERDO report refers to the ‘Eastern Region Settlement Strategy 2011’ report from 1985. Presumably it envisaged Longford and Cavn as being in the Dublin commuter belt, or hinterland as it would have been known back then.
Lots of local stuff from the North Wicklow area which may be of interest to those that know the area.