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Limerick, The Left , The 1977 General Election July 4, 2011

Posted by irishelectionliterature in Irish Politics, The Left.
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Thought this might be of interest, it’s pen pics from the Local paper of 3 of the Left wing candidates running in Limerick East in 1977. Independents Jim Kemmy and Joe Harrington with Fergus Reynolds of Sinn Féin the Workers’ Party.
You’ll notice that Harrington was sponsored by The Limerick Working Class paper The Bottom Dog (There is an issue of it in The Left Archive)
Harrington polled 122 votes, Reynolds 262 and Kemmy 2,333 votes.
Click on image to enlarge. Apologies if its hard to read.


1. Drithleóg - July 4, 2011

Fergus Reynolds was of course a candidate of Sinn Féin the Workers’ Party which eventually became the Workers’ Party


irishelectionliterature - July 4, 2011

Corrected now.


2. Jim Monaghan - July 5, 2011

Joe was in Peoples Democracy then. He supported the ULA candidate in the recent election. He has an online radio show.
A bit traditional. His home town is Lyreacompane.


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