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Remember when Alan Shatter appeared on the cover of Time?

If you lived in or around Dundrum in 2009 you may have received a copy…

REMEMBER WHEN ENDA Kenny appeared on the cover of Time magazine?

Well that actually happened… The Taoiseach talked up Ireland as model of economic recovery in an interview for the magazine’s Europe edition in October of 2012.

The Alan Shatter cover, however, you may have missed…

The mock-up cover above was featured on a leaflet sent to voters in the Fine Gael TD’s Dublin South constituency in 2009.

Despite the irreverent-looking cover, however, the rest of the content is straightforward enough — a letter inside talks up the TD’s contributions from the opposition benches, and urges readers to vote ‘yes’ in the Lisbon Treaty referendum.

The ex-Justice Minister has form when it comes to offbeat election literature, by the way…

Have you seen his famous William Shatner-themed missive from 2007?

 [Pictures via the excellent Irish Election Literature]

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