Fianna falacy puppet show, string pulling by De Valera.
don't vote for party puppets [,] vote for Cumann na nGaedheal and ensure peace & prosperity
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This Cumann na nGaedhael election poster [n.d.] satirises Éamon De Valera, the Fianna Fáil party, the Labour Party [the puppet on the left is a caricature of politician Thomas Thomas Ryder Johnson (1872-1963) as 'Judy'] and the National League Party [the puppet on the right is a caricature of Captain William Archer Redmond as 'Punch']. The artists' name is inscribed bottom left of illustration "Bricru". It refers to events that took place in 1927 - in the June 1927 general election the National League Party secured eight seats; in August they supported Fianna Fáil's motion of no confidence in the Cumann na nGaedheal government in an attempt to form an alternative government under the Labour Party leader Thomas Johnson, with the National League as the junior partner and Fianna Fáil supporting the resulting minority government - however two National League TDs opposed this with John Jinks absenting himself from the vote and Vincent Rice defecting to Cumann na nGaedheal.
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Dublin : Cumann na nGaedheal [n.d., ca. 1927-1932].
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 sheet : ill., 76 x 51 cm..
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