Irish Election Literature

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“Ireland Can Work – Action Plan For Jobs” – Progressive Democrats Autumn 1996 March 6, 2012

From Autumn 1996 “Ireland Can Work – Action Plan For Jobs” from the Progressive Democrats. Its 32 pages long and aside from the cover I’ve also included the Summary page which outlines the problem and solution. In 1996 the Progressive Democrats were in Opposition and there were 230,000 people out of work.
The full document is uploaded in pdf format here or click image to launch.

Many thanks to the sender.



From 2009 “The Libertas Plan For Jobs” September 4, 2010

From the 2009 European Elections a document, ‘The Libertas Plan For Jobs’. It contains Lots of simple ideas with zero cost.
How applicable was it and how many jobs it would have created …..?



“Greetings from the Dole Queue ….wish you were here” postcard -Sinn Fein April 30, 2010

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A simple postcard from Sinn Fein. “Greetings from the Dole Queue ….wish you were here” with a message to send to Brian Cowen on the reverse.
Looks very like Cumberland Street in Dun Laoghaire.



Self Aid – 17th May 1986 RDS January 5, 2010

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Found this in the attic over Christmas, the programme for the Self Aid concert in May 1986.  Lets Make it work…
The day itself was great fun, the musical highlights were many.. Rory Gallagher playing ‘Follow Me’ (The theme tune to MT USA)
..and lots more including of course U2s performance of Maggies Farm.

Yet why were all these people there? Why watch were all the people watching?
Unemployment. The political classes, Government and the State weren’t able to provide employment, so maybe a concert would?
Tony Boland and Niall Matthews message is whats relevant (ie a failure of State and political system) for this Blog.
Jobs were promised, the Self Aid Trust was set up …. did it have any long term impact?



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