Galway Advertiser 1990/1990_11_08/GA_08111990_E1_001.pdf
Vol.21 No. 45
Local Fianna Fail yesterday remained confident the rural vote would ensure their victory in the Presidential election cliff-hanger. "The rural vote is traditional and I have I feel we can mobilise the no doubt our support will remain unchang vote, "he insisted. ed," declared Michael Cunningham, Fian VOTE na Fail Director of Elections, Galway TRANSFER West as the election entered its final hours.
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Thursday, 8th November, 1990
TRUE BLUE FANS
Despite Mr. Lenihan re maining locked with Mary Robinson on 43 per cent support, Mr. Cunningham believed the massive Fian na Fail effort behind the sacked Tanaiste will en sure he gets to the Park. "Our organisation on the ground is second to none.
But party sources fear a massive vote transfer from Austin Currie to Mrs. Robinson will cost Brian Lenihan the Presidency. The latest MRBI poll shows Lenihan and Robin son at 43 per cent with Cur rie trailing at 14 per cent. Meanwhile Galway
punters are backing Mary Robinson. Early yesterday Mulhollands of Forster street were opting for the woman candidate with odds of 8/11 on Mary Robinson, even money for Brian Lenihan and Austin Currie at 33/1. A spokesman for Paddy Power of Dominick Street said they were offering 8/11 on Mary Robinson, even money for Brian Lenihan and Currie at 33/1. Cullinanes, Eglinton street closed their book yesterday afternoon. Clos ing prices were 5/6 on Robinson and Lenihan with Currie at 50/1.
WHAT VOTERS SAID
Jim Cannon, 19 Lower Shantalla Road. "Brian Lenihan is a true blue, a full bred. He got my number one." declared Jim Cannon brightly. Mr. Lenihan's tireless efforts over 35 years to build a better country should never be forgotten, he insisted. "He was an excellent Minister for Defence, he worked hard consistently and never insulted an op.IS ...24 28-27 32-38 38-41 44~58
JILL CAMPELL (11) of Kiltormer, cheering on her home team during Sunday's senior county hurling final at Athenry. Kiltormer won the match against Turloughmore 0-18 to 2-7.
think he'd make an ex cellent President." Ellen Browne, 8 New Avenue, Shantalla Road. Mrs. Browne opted for Mary Robinson because she felt it was high time Ireland had a lady President. She always voted for Fianna Fail but insisted her change of heart had nothing to do with the re cent controversy.
attitude and I gave her my number one. Bernie was very im pressed with Mrs. Robin son's television appearances. "She answers questions well. She seems to have a very clear, orderly mind. "I would have voted for one of the other can didates, but when I looked at their different policies, Mary Robinson seemed the most impressive."
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F T . Aidan Mc Govern, P.P. Dominican Church, Claddagh. "I voted for Brian Lenihan because I have a lot of respect for him. It was unfortunate how his character was pulled down recently. He has an ex cellent record in politics over many years. And he snowed great courage dur ing his illness. "I first heard of him in the 1950's when he was playing football for Bohe mians. It's funny how a name sticks with you. I
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