From the 1999 Local Elections in The Clontarf ward, Labour Party candidates Pádraig de Burca and Derek Mc Dowell.
Pádraig de Burca polled 451 votes and wasn’t elected. Former TD and Junior Minister Derek McDowell polled 1205 votes and was elected.
Issues mentioned here included Public Transport, Political Standards and Housing.
In the Housing part, Labour advocated the following….
-More Serviced land at a fair price.
-A massive increase in house building.
-To bring back certificates of reasonable value to end excessive profiteering.