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This Week At Irish Election Literature April 18, 2014

Posted by irishelectionliterature in Irish Election Literature Blog.
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Starting off this week with a leaflet from Declan McCool running for United Left in Swords

Then a flyer from Cieran Perry who is running in Cabra Finglas

Then a leaflet from Martin Grehan of People Before Profit in Maynooth

Then one from Lorraine Hennessey of The Workers Party in Clondalkin

One from Gino Kenny of People Before Profit in Clondalkin

Then a Newsletter from Dermot Looney who is running in in Templeogue Terenue

Then a leaflet from the youngest looking candidate I’ve seen to date Stephen Cunningham of Sinn Fein in Cork City North East

Finally the index of 2014 Local Election Leaflets

No Quiz today….

Also There is a crowd called “Meath Centre Left” contesting the Local Elections. Anyone any information on them?

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1. LeftAtTheCross - April 18, 2014

From the Meath Forum newspaper:

“Representing the newly formed Centre Left party, John King has lived in Ashbourne for 35 years. He has a proud record of community achievements in Ashbourne, including setting up Ashbourne Cardiac First Responders. In response to growing crime and anti-social behaviour, John was involved in setting up Ashbourne Community Alert, a body which has regular meetings with the Gardai. As a daily bus commuter he is very much aware of the problems with the Bus Eireann service, excessive fares, late buses or buses not turning up. He is involved with the Ashbourne and Ratoath Bus Users Group and drew up the ‘Fare Deal for Meath’ proposals. As an active member of his residents’ association, he played an active part in Garden City and Crestwood getting second prize in the National Pride of Place competition.”

http://www.yourforum.ie/ashbourne/roundup/articles/2014/04/14/4029567-independents-and-new-parties-declare-for-ashbourne-area-elections/

King contested the 2009 local elections for Labour, getting 486 first preferences:

http://irishelectionliterature.wordpress.com/others-project/old-local-election-results/

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LeftAtTheCross - April 18, 2014

And I see there are two other candidates also, Mick Martin in Slane and Paul Nolan in Dublin (doesn’t say which area):

http://www.independent.ie/regionals/droghedaindependent/news/mick-to-stir-up-local-elections-30168958.html

Mick Martin contested the Meath-East by-election last year, getting 190 first preferences.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meath_East_by-election,_2013

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irishelectionliterature - April 18, 2014

Thanks for that LATC.

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e - April 18, 2014

This working

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2. GypsyBhoy - April 18, 2014

IIRC John King was a WP candidate back in 1989.

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LeftAtTheCross - April 19, 2014

I believe you’re correct.

Meath
1989 John King WP 262

Local Elections
1985 John King WP -Dunshaughlin 243
1991 John King WP -Dunshaughlin 417

https://cedarlounge.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/the-left-and-elections-in-rural-ireland-1973-to-present/

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3. Tomboktu - April 19, 2014

Damn. Threw out Noel Kelly’s high gloss leaflet. (Two actually. One for him and one with him named on Mary Fitzpatrick’s.) First time candidate for FF who hadn’t even joined the party when they selected him and has now withdrawn because the party won’t fund his campaign.

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