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Dancing on the Dáil floor: Ireland's all-time top 10 election songs

When it comes to election season, there is very little a politician won’t do for your backing a...
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11.38 6 Feb 2020


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Dancing on the Dáil floor: Ire...

Dancing on the Dáil floor: Ireland's all-time top 10 election songs

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11.38 6 Feb 2020


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When it comes to election season, there is very little a politician won’t do for your backing at the ballot box.

As they pound the paving stones up and down the country, it’s all pleas and promises, piles of pamphlets and doorstep debates.

Over the years however, there are those that have taken their talents to the next level with one of the oldest - and corniest - ways to win your vote: the catchy campaign song.

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With less than two days until the polls finally open, Newstalk Political Correspondent Sean Defoe has been looking back at the tunes that have taken the Irish political scene by storm down through the years.

10. John Bracken, Offaly Independent

9. John Dillon Limerick Independent

8. Fine Gael 80s song

7. Fianna Fáil 'we'll be there'

Number 6 - Mattie McGrath 2011

Number 5 - Mick Wallace Dáil techno remix

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Number 4 - Saw Doctors Michael D

Number 3 - Michael Healy Rae 'Make The Diff'

Number 2 - Arise and Follow Charlie

Number 1 - The Alan Kelly Rap

Main image is from The Rubberbandits music video for ‘Song for Willie O’Dea.’ Image: YouTube


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