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Leaflet from Niall Andrews, Eileen Lemass- Fianna Fail -1989 European Elections Dublin February 28, 2013

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From the 1989 European Elections a leaflet from Fianna Fail Dublin candidates Niall Andrews and Eileen Lemass. Both were outgoing MEPS however Eileen Lemass lost her seat.

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Flyer from Chris O’Malley -Fine Gael -1989 European Elections -Dublin February 17, 2013

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From the 1989 European Elections a flyer from Fine Gael MEP Chris O’Malley who was running in Dublin. O’Malley who had been co-opted to replace Richie Ryan in 1986 polled 26,574 votes and failed to win a seat. He later represented Labour as a Councillor, having been co-opted to replace Eamon Gilmore in 2003. In the 2004 Local Elections he lost his Council seat.
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Leaflet for John Cushnahan-Fine Gael -1989 European Elections -Munster July 26, 2012


From the 1989 European Elections a leaflet from former leader of The Alliance Party and prominent Civil Rights movement figure John Cushnahan running for Fine Gael in Munster. Cushnahan polled 43,326 votes and was elected. He was returned again in 1994 and 1999.

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“Father Ryan is a man of the people” -Father Paddy Ryan – Independent – 1989 European Elections -Munster January 20, 2012


From the 1989 European Elections Father Paddy Ryan an Independent Republican running in Munster. Father Ryan was subject of an extradition request from Britain which was denied. He polled a respectable 30,934 votes but failed to win a seat.
More info on Father Ryan here

 

1989 Leaflet for “Devoted Dub” Bertie Ahern, Dermot Fitzpatrick, John Stafford (Eileen Lemass, Niall Andrews)- Fianna Fail -Dublin Central June 8, 2011


From the 1989 Genral Election (and 1989 European Elections held on the same day) a leaflet for Fianna Fail Dublin Central candidates Bertie Ahern, Dermot Fitzpatrick and John Stafford. Also pictured are Fianna Fail European candidates Eileen Lemass and Niall Andrews.
In Bertie Aherns profile he is mentioned as “Extremely popular “Call me Bertie” Lord Mayor…” a “Devoted Dub and Ireland supporter home and away“. He also “Worked as an accountant in Mater Hospital”
In the Dail election all three Fianna Fail candidates were elected with Niall Andrews elected for Europe.

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Leaflet from John Ryan -Labour Party-Tipperary North 1989 General Election April 18, 2011


From the 1989 General Election a leaflet from Labour Party candidate for Tipperary North John Ryan. As the European Elections were also held on the same day the leaflet asks for votes for the Labour Party European candidates in Munster Michael Ferris and Eileen Desmond.
“You can vote against these Savage Cuts and Injustices” is something that would be apt today. Indeed many of the issues are the same, just add a burst property bubble to them.
In this election John Ryan failed to win back the seat he lost in 1987, although he later regained the seat in 1992 (his record at Electionsireland.org)
Many thanks to the Sender.

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“Put Real Talent In Europe” -John Dardis -Progressive Democrats- 1989 Euro Elections Leinster April 3, 2011


“Put Real Talent In Europe” writes Dessie O’Malley as he extols the virtues of John Dardis and The Progressive Democrats on this leaflet from the 1989 European Elections in the Leinster constituency. The Kildare based Dardis polled 31,623 (8.9%) votes but failed to win a seat.
In the aftermath of this election (held on the same day as a General Election) He was Nominated to the Seanad by then Taoiseach Charles Haughey. He was elected to the Seanad twice subsequently and was again a Taoiseachs nominee to the seanad in 2002.
He stood 3 times for the Dail without success.

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