Irish Election Literature

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From 1977 leaflet for Denis Foley, Kit Ahern and Tom McEllistrim -Fianna Fail – Kerry North July 5, 2012

From the 1977 General Election a leaflet for Denis Foley, Kit Ahern and Tom McEllistrim running for Fianna Fail in Kerry North. McEllistrim and Ahern were both elected.
The leaflet also gives some details of that famous 1977 Fianna Fail manifesto such as the “Abolition of Rates..” and unusually “For housewives -weekly information on prices on Radio, Television and newspapers”
Kita Ahern despite her long political career only had the one term in the Dail , she was the Aunt of Eoin’Bomber’ Liston and later joined the Progressive Democrats.
Tom McEllistrim succeeded his father (who had held a Dail seat in Kerry since 1923) in 1969 and held the ‘family’ seat until 1987. He regained it in 1989 before losing it again in 1992. His son also Tom McEllistrim served as a TD for Kerry North from 2002 to 2011.
Denis Foley was elected to teh Dail in 1981 and held the seat until 1989 but regained it in 1992 before retiring in 2002.



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