Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from Timmy Conway -Progressive Democrats -1989 General Election -Kildare December 7, 2011


From the 1989 General Election a leaflet from Progressive Democrat candidate Timmy Conway who was running in Kildare. Naas based Conway polled 2,126 votes and failed to win a seat. He had previously been a Labour Party Councillor and Senator. He later went on to Join Fine Gael but lost his seat on Kildare County Council and Naas Town Council in 2004. In 2009 he stood as an Independent for Naas Town Council and missed out on a seat.

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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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John Dardis – Progressive Democrats – 1994 European Elections- Leinster December 14, 2009


John Dardis, a former Agricultural journalist served four terms in the Seanad and failed 3 times to win a seat in the Dail.
In this 1994 European Election he polled 12,591 votes and was never in the running for a seat.
The 9th of June 1994 was also the PDs first electoral outing under new Party Leader Mary Harney.

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