Charles Haughey Flies to the Aran Islands

Morning Ireland, December 1st 1986. Jim Fahy reports on a visit by Charles Haughey and up to thirty deputies to the Aran Islands to canvas for Fianna Fáil. The Aran Islands were traditionally a Fianna Fáil stronghold, but the most popular local politician - Bobby Molloy - had rec

Elections | Charles Haughey | Fianna Fáil

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Party Leaders Attack Fianna Fáil's Policies

Morning Ireland, February 9th 1987. Donal Kelly reports on Fianna Fáil's tax policy. Fianna Fáil has accused Fine Gael of poaching elements of their policy. In Tralee, chances of supporting Fianna Fáil in the event of a hung Dáil in the next election faded as Labour leader Dick S

Fianna Fáil | Charles Haughey | Labour

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First Results in the Seanad Election

Morning Ireland, April 15th 1987. A report on the first results in the Seanad Election. Shane Ross, Mary Robinson, David Norris and Morris Manning were all elected. Fintan Drury interviews David Norris, who received a large number of votes from Dublin University. Norris pledges t

Seanad | Elections | David Norris

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Irish Times Election Opinion Poll

Morning Ireland, May 22nd 1987. Richard Crowley reports on an Irish Times opinion poll of the political parties, the first to be conducted since the general election was declared. He interviews Irish Times Chief Political Correspondent Denis Coughlan, who says that the field is v

General Election | Opinion Polls | Rainbow Coalition

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Latest Government Dáil Defeat Sparks Speculation About a General Election

News At One, April 27th 1989. Shane Kenny reports on the government's response to the Dáil defeat on the establishment of a special trust fund for haemophiliacs who contracted the disease from contaminated blood products provided by the state. It is the latest in a series of Dáil

Elections | Dáil Eireann | Fianna Fáil

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Three Soldiers' Wives Run in the General Election

News At One, June 2nd 1989. Joe Little reports on a claim from Dick Spring that the government has tried to stop three soldiers' wives from running as candidates in the upcoming general election. The government vehemently denies the allegation.

General Election | Army | Dick Spring

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Fianna Fáil Releases its Manifesto for the 1989 General Election

Morning Ireland, June 7th 1989. David Hanly and Fintan Drury report on the upcoming election, with an in-depth look at the manifesto released by Fianna Fáil. Reporter Kathleen O'Mara speaks to opposition party representatives about Fianna Fáil's health proposals. Anne Colley of t

General Election 1989 | Health policies | Fianna Fáil

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Richard Sinnott Explains Proportional Representation

Morning Ireland, June 14th 1989. One day before the general election, Richard Sinnott from UCD is in the studio with David Hanly to explain the proportional representation system.

Proportional Representation | Elections | General Election 1989

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Analysis of the 1989 General Election

Morning Ireland, June 16th 1989. Donal Kelly gives a detailed analysis of the potential outcomes in the general election, a day after votes were cast.

General Election 1989 | Elections | Fianna Fáil

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Taoiseach Campaigns in Border Counties

RTÉ News reports on the Taoiseach Charles Haughey leader of the Fianna Fáil party as he campaigns throughout the country in advance on the 1981 general election. In the border counties of Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan , supporters of the hunger strikers in the H Block prison attemp

General Election 1981 | Charles Haughey | Fianna Fáil

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Hunger Striker Elected

During RTÉ's 1981 election results programme presented by Brian Farrell, Vincent Browne gives his reaction to the returns for Doherty after the first count in Cavan-Monaghan. Kieran Doherty died at the age of 25, having gone without food for 73 days.

General Election 1981 | Kieran Doherty | Maze Prison

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Garret Fitzgerald Takes the Train

The leader of the Fine Gael party Garret Fitzgerald is shown taking a scheduled train to Cork city, appearing on local radio and greeting the people of Cork. The canvassing continues in Tralee, County Kerry where the Fine Gael members encounter Dick Spring leader of the Labour Pa

General Election November 1982 | Garret Fitzgerald | Fine Gael

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