Irish Election Literature

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A 1989 Ad for ‘The Irish Times’ written by Dick Walsh February 22, 2012

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Again something slightly away from the usual but something I found recently and that I thought might be of interest. A 1989 Ad for the Irish Times written by Dick Walsh.


Geraldine Kennedy (large leaflet) -Progressive Democrats – Dun Laoghaire 1989 General Election March 11, 2010

The now editor of The Irish Times, Geraldine Kennedy running for the Progressive Democrats in the 1989 General Election in Dun Laoghaire. Having been elected in the 1987 General Election in the wave of PD success, Geraldine Kennedy lost her seat in this 1989 General Election.
You will see reference to Mr Haughey getting an overall majority, a theme later revisited with success in 2002 due to their ‘Single Party Government – No Thanks’ posters and leaflets. Also covered are local issues such as the Shankill bypass and Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
You will also notice The ‘agreed agenda for action with Fine Gael’. Its forgotten now but the PDs went into the 1989 election with a pact with Fine Gael.



Noel Whelan , Eoin Ryan -Fianna Fail- 1997 GE Dublin South East February 26, 2010

From the 1997 General Election, the now Irish Times Pundit Noel Whelan with running Mate Eoin Ryan on the Fianna Fail Ticket in Dublin South East. Ryan was elected.
A fairly detailed version of ‘New Kid on the block’ Whelans career, which is  impressive.  At 28 he was the parties youngest candidate in Dublin.

Also in the “Protecting Home Buyers Rights” section…
‘Many young people are also deeply concerned about escalating house costs and the current over heating of the Dublin property market….’



Geraldine Kennedy- PD- 1989 Dun Laoghaire October 31, 2009

The 1989 General Election where Geraldine Kennedy loses her seat. The profile of her on the reverse is interesting in that she was the PD spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Northern Ireland. She was also their chief whip and has a number of other plaudits there too.




Geraldine Kennedy -PD -Dun Laoghaire 1987

A sorry I Missed you card from a ‘stylish’, now Irish Times Editor, Geraldine Kennedy in 1987. Madams profession is listed as a Journalist, Larry Lohans as a Teacher and Helen Keogh as ‘Housewife’.
Kennedy served one Dail term and lost her seat in 1989.




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