The 1969 General Election brought Fianna Fáil their fourth victory in a row. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael both had first-time leaders: Jack Lynch and Liam Cosgrave respectively. "Let's Back Jack" was the slogan for the popular Lynch, who led Fianna Fáil to 74 seats and another term in government.
The influence of television on candidates and voters was beginning to emerge.
Radio also recorded politicians as they campaigned at public meetings around the country.
Jim Tunney is elected in Dublin North West and promises the nation and his mother that he and the Fianna Fáil party will do something about rates.
Paddy Lenihan of Fianna Fáil canvassing in Kilbeggan for the 1969 general election.
Canvassing the traditional way by addressing mass-goers at the church gates for the general election of 1969.