Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Flyer for Sean Ardagh, Sonny Knowles, Gerrard Mullally and Seamus McGowan -Fianna Fail -Terenure -1985 Local Elections March 24, 2014

From the 1985 Local Elections a flyer for Sean Ardagh, the ultimate celebrity candidate Sonny Knowles, Gerrard Mullally and Seamus McGowan who were running for Fianna Fail in Terenure. Sean Ardagh and Seamus McGowan were both elected. I’ve included the result below also.
Many thanks to the sender.



Sean Ardagh -Fianna Fail -1997 GE Dublin South Central June 16, 2010

From the 1997 General Election, Fianna Fail candidate Sean Ardagh running in Dublin South Central.
Ardagh, a councillor at the time was elected.
The “Fair Deal for Married Mothers” is an odd one.



David Gaynor, Charlie Ardagh -Fianna Fail -2004 LE Crumlin Kimmage May 5, 2010

From the 2004 Local Elections in the Crumlin-Kimmage Ward, local Fianna Fail TDs Sean Ardagh and Michael Mulcahy make a plea with voters on behalf of Fianna Fail candidates Charlie Ardagh and David Gaynor. Charlie Ardagh is the son of Sean Ardagh. David Gaynor had been co opted to replace Michael Mulcahy on Dublin City Council.
Charlie Ardagh was elected.



Marie Ardagh -Fianna Fail -Terenure Rathfarnham 2004 LE March 27, 2010

A flyer from then Mayor of South County Dublin, Marie Ardagh running for Fianna Fail in Terenure-Rathfarnham ward in the 2004 local Elections.
Marie Ardagh was elected comfortably.



Sean Walsh, Chris Flood Dublin South West -1987 GE September 16, 2009

The 1987 General Election- Dublin South West.  This is the Leaflet of  Chris Flood and the late Sean Walsh.
Colm McGrath, recently charged with corruption is pictured as one of the Support Team on the back of the leaflet.
(Tony Fox leaflet : and Don Lydon leaflet

Sean Walsh  ‘who has a long record of dedicated public service” and “is totally committed to the needs of his constituency through his council involvement, his Dail experience  and his local knowledge” came to the attention of the Planning Tribunals.    ….. “his council involvement ……. and his local knowledge” served him well in certain quarters. The Park opposite ‘The Square’ is named after him.

Chris Flood who had his name mentioned in the Tribunals also, “worked unstintingly in the interests of residents…..” etc etc

One or two of the “Support Team” pictured, of John Hannon, Jim Barry, Padraig Lynch, Colm McGrath, Seamus McGowan and Sean Ardagh, have also got a mention at the Tribunals.



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