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Latest on Irish Election Literature Blog… October 23, 2009

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Irish Politics.
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It’s that time of the week again where the latest crop on the Irish Election Literature Blog is ready. And as ever there’s a fine amount for those of us interested in left-wing and other material (and AK has donated a very interesting document I’ll be putting up later today).

AK has selected the following:


Catherine Murphy and Michael Enright -1989 Euros Leinster – Mentions “Reorganisation of Agricultural production…” must have frightened farmers out of their wits. 


1969 General Election- Labour Party instructions to drivers on polling day
 [A classic this – wbs]

The 1998 Limerick East by-election. The last day ‘Democratic Left’ appeared on a ballot paper.


In this, from early 1990, the WP welcome Intel’s arrival as well as saying that Intel are looking to recruit staff. It illustrates simply the change of policy in 1989.


 Stressing his Republican CV, whilst at the same time in Dublin Candidates stressed their Community work.

Brid Smith 1997

 A very anti coalition, Socialist Donegal Labour in 1985. 

 


Humour….
… to outrage any Left wing trekkies….. Alan Shatters Star Trek leaflet from 2007


Also from 2004 a poster…‘Missing can you help – Reward offered for missing Lord Mayor – answers to the name ‘Royston’

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1. Joe - October 23, 2009

“In this, from early 1990, the WP welcome Intel’s arrival as well as saying that Intel are looking to recruit staff. It illustrates simply the change of policy in 1989.”

The above is historically inaccurate. The WP policy for many years pre-89 had been to welcome multinational corporations into Ireland. These big mulitnationals setting up Irish operations was seen as progressive. IIRC, this first became the prevailing view in the party with the publication of the Irish Industrial Revolution. So the reference above to a change in policy in 1989 is wrong. I’m not saying there weren’t moves to change tack in 1989 – just that this wasn’t one of them!

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