From the 2011 General Election a flyer from People Before Profit ?United Left Alliance candidate Richard Boyd Barrett who was running in Dun Laoghaire. He polled 6,206 votes and duly won a seat.
From the 2011 General Election a flyer from Mary Mitchell O’Connor of Fine Gael who was running in Dun Laoghaire. Standing in her first General Election, the former Progressive Democrat councillor was elected.
“My family has tried to serve this area with integrity and honest commitment for almost 50 years” -Barry Andrews -Fianna Fail -Dun Laoghaire February 24, 2011
An eve of poll letter from Fianna Fail TD Barry Andrews running in Dun Laoghaire. In it he mentions the Andrews dynasty…
“My family has tried to serve this area with integrity and honest commitment for almost 50 years”
He also says why he didn’t move to Dublin South and that his seat is in danger.
Many thanks to the sender.
An Ad for Christian Solidarity Party candidate Daire Fitzgerald running in Dun Laoghaire February 19, 2011
“A Message of Support from Paul McGrath” -Victor Boyhan- Independent- Dun Laoghaire February 13, 2011
From the 2011 General Election an election leaflet from Independent candidate (and former PD councillor) Councillor Victor Boyhan running in Dun Laoghaire.
Interestingly, a page of it is taken up with a message of support from Paul McGrath. McGrath and Boyhan spent many years together in the “Birds Nest” home on York Road in Dun Laoghaire and later down in Monkstown.
In McGraths acclaimed book “Back from the Brink” Victor Boyhan gets a number of mentions. Including “…he became one of the most outspoken voices in ensuring that Smyly Trust Homes would be covered under the State Redress Scheme, investigating the abuse of children.“
A leaflet for the Green Party TD for Dun Laoghaire Ciaran Cuffe who is defending his seat in the forthcoming 2011 General Election. Bumped into him as he was canvassing today and got this leaflet from him.
From the 1989 General Election a flyer for Fianna Fail candidate Brian Hillery running in Dun Laoghaire. The then Senator, a nephew of former President Patrick Hillery, was elected on the final count despite polling just 3,795 first preferences.
In 1992 he lost his seat and was one of the Taoiseachs nominees to the Seanad.
Leaflet for Hugh Lewis -People Before Profit -2009 LE Ballybrack January 2, 2011
John Dockrell, Aine Elliott -Fine Gael -1991 Local Elections Blackrock November 24, 2010
From the 1991 Local Elections a flyer for Fine Gael candidates Aine Elliot and John Dockrell running in Blackrock. John Dockrell held on to his seat whilst Aine Elliot lost hers.
John Dockrell is the son of former TD Percy Dockrell, grandson of former TD Henry Morgan Dockrell, great grandson of Sir Maurice Dockrell a former Unionist MP. He is also brother of former councillor William Dockrell.
From the 2002 General Election a leaflet from Labour candidates Eamon Gilmore and Niamh Bhreathnach running in Dun Laoghaire. Gilmore polled 8,271 votes and was easily elected. Bhreathnach polled 3,893 votes and missed out.
It was Gilmores first General Election standing for Labour.
‘Labours Charter to protect our Local Environment’ -Niamh Bhreathnach 1991 Local Elections Blackrock November 11, 2010
From the 1991 Local Elections a leaflet from Labour candidate Niamh Bhreathnach running in the Blackrock Ward where she was elected.
The focus of the leaflet is on Environmental issues such as Booterstown Marsh.
It was at this time that ‘Environmental Issues started taking a bigger role in election leaflets , in part to do with the potential rise in the Green Party vote.
Mary Rachel Brophy , William Dockerell -Fine Gael -1999 LE Blackrock November 6, 2010
From the 1999 Local Elections a flyer for Fine Gael candidates Mary Rachel Brophy and William Dockrell running for Fine Gael in Blackrock.
Mary Rachel Brophy would be best known for her founding of ‘Festina Lente‘ which uses Horses and horticulture to provide “a range of training, occupational, learning and employment opportunities for people whose needs are not being met in mainstream services”.
William Dockrell has an impressive political pedigree. He is the son of former TD Percy Dockrell, grandson of former TD Henry Morgan Dockrell, great grandson of Sir Maurice Dockrell a former Unionist MP. He is also brother of former councillor John H. Dockrell.
From the 1992 General Election a leaflet from the then Democratic Left TD Eamon Gilmore running in Dun Laoghaire.
Some lovely slogans in ‘One of The Best‘ and ‘Make Sure Vote Gilmore‘.
We get details of how much Gilmore speaks in the Dail. The Leaflet also mentions that Gilmore ‘began the organisation of the first Peace Train‘.
(I had my doubts but here he is at the First Peace Train.)
We learn too that “He helped lead the campaign to reform his old party, and was one of the first to leave to form Democratic Left” (Should read to form New Agenda which became Democratic Left).
Gilmore was elected easily having polled 7,045 votes.