Irish Election Literature

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Newsletter from Tom Crilly -Workers Party- 2002 General Election Dublin South East November 24, 2010


From the 2002 General Election campaign a newsletter from Workers Party candidate Tom Crilly. Bin Charges, the Health Service, The Incinerator and Irish Neutrality are amongst the items covered.
Crilly polled 284 votes and failed to win a seat.

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‘A Voice For Donnybrook’ -Tom Crilly, Angie Murphy -Workers Party- 1991 Local Elections August 25, 2010


From the 1991 Local Elections a Leaflet from Workers Party Candidates Tom Crilly and Angie Murphy running in the Pembroke Ward. Crilly polled 486 votes and Murphy polled 321 votes, neither were elected.
The leaflet is interesting in that it is very Green and in some respects ahead of the Greens at the time. For instance regarding water
“... We have campaigned for improved water catchment process, an integrated reservoir system, upgrading of mains…
Amongst other items mentioned are Smokeless coal, Tenants rights and the lack of recycling facilities.
We also learn that ‘the average house price in Dublin is a staggering £63,000‘.

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Tom Crilly -Workers Party -1985 LE Pembroke July 14, 2010


From the 1985 Local Elections a leaflet for Workers Party candidate Tom Crilly running in the Pembroke Ward.
Of the times, he writes
One of the reasons for the closure of many of our local industries has been Dublin Corporation decisions to rezone land from industrial use to office block accommodation. These decisions have benefited speculators but have put thousands of workers on the dole. Tom will strongly oppose the further destruction of our industries, as happened at the International Meat Company, Bolands Bakery and Irish Glass Bottle Company, and he will oppose the planned closure of Dublin Port.

then
Tom will campaign for the introduction of lead free petrol

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Tom Crilly -Workers’ Party -1997 GE Dublin South East June 2, 2010


From the 1997 General Election a leaflet for Workers Party Candidate Tom Crilly running in Dublin South East. Tom Crilly got 694 votes.

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Tom Crilly, Angie Murphy -Workers Party -1991 Local Elections Pembroke February 2, 2010


The Workers Party candidates Tom Crilly and Angie Murphy from the 1991 local elections in Pembroke Ward for Dublin City Council. Neither were elected.
The Johnston Mooney and O’Brien site and The Irish Sweepstakes site in Ballsbridge are amongst the developments mentioned here. Both had their share of controversy.
The infestation of rats in Herbert Park may have been to do with the bakery closing. There were always lots of fat rats on the bank of the Dodder by the bakery when it was in business.
Janet Waddock and Damien Waddock are also mentioned.

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1987 Leaflet concerning the closure of Sir Patrick Dunns Hospital from Tom Crilly and Andy Smith – Workers Party Dublin South East November 5, 2009


Letter from Tom Crilly and Andy Smith during the 1987 election campaign  about the closure of Sir Patrick Dunns Hospital.
Andy Smith was a councillor at the time and a longstanding member of the Workers Party. Both candidates stayed with the Workers Party after the 1992 split and Crilly stood a number of times in Dublin South East and Local elections.
In this 1987 Election Crilly polled 660 votes and Smith polled 1250 votes.

 

 
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