Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

flyer from Helen Keogh -Progresive Democrats- 1987 General Election Dun Laoghaire June 9, 2011


From the 1987 General Election a flyer from one of three Progressive Democrat candidates in Dun Laoghaire , Helen Keogh. In this the PDs first election, Keogh was initially seen as favourite to win a seat.That changed when Geraldine Kennedy was added to the Progressive Democrat ticket. Kennedy won a seat.
The leaflet focuses on Helen Keogh and not party policy.

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Flyer for Eamon Gilmore and Sylvie Batt -Workers Party -1991 Local Elections Ballybrack May 14, 2011


From the 1991 Local Elections a flyer for Workers Party candidates Eamon Gilmore and Sylvie Batt running in the Ballybrack LEA. Gilmore topped the poll and was elected on the first count with over 2000 votes but failed to bring in his running mate Batt who polled 333 first preferences.
The two candidates are pictured with other Dun Laoghaire based candidates in this brilliant  1991 leaflet.

 

Leaflet from Richard Boyd Barrett -People Before Profit – 2011 General Election Dun Laoghaire May 11, 2011


From the 2011 General Election a flyer from People Before Profit ?United Left Alliance candidate Richard Boyd Barrett who was running in Dun Laoghaire. He polled 6,206 votes and duly won a seat.

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Flyer for Mary Mitchell O’Connor- Fine Gael -Dun Laoghaire 2011 General Election April 6, 2011


From the 2011 General Election a flyer from Mary Mitchell O’Connor of Fine Gael who was running in Dun Laoghaire. Standing in her first General Election, the former Progressive Democrat councillor was elected.

 

“My family has tried to serve this area with integrity and honest commitment for almost 50 years” -Barry Andrews -Fianna Fail -Dun Laoghaire February 24, 2011


An eve of poll letter from Fianna Fail TD Barry Andrews running in Dun Laoghaire. In it he mentions the Andrews dynasty…
“My family has tried to serve this area with integrity and honest commitment for almost 50 years”
He also says why he didn’t move to Dublin South and that his seat is in danger.
Many thanks to the sender.

 

Richard Boyd Barrett -People Before Profit (United Left Alliance)- Dun Laoghaire February 21, 2011


A flyer from People Before Profit (United Left Alliance) candidate Richard Boyd Barrett who is running in Dun Laoghaire. Boyd Barrett who polled over 4000 votes in the 2009 Local Elections is in with a chance of winning a seat.

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An Ad for Christian Solidarity Party candidate Daire Fitzgerald running in Dun Laoghaire February 19, 2011


From the 2011 General Election campaign a newspaper ad for An Ad for Christian Solidarity Party candidate Daire Fitzgerald running in Dun Laoghaire.

 

Flyer from Sean Barrett and Mary Mitchell O’Connor -Fine Gael -Dun Laoghaire February 14, 2011


From the 2011 General Election campaign a flyer for Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire candidates Sean Barrett and Mary Mitchell O’Connor. Fine Gael are in with a shout of two seats here.

 

“A Message of Support from Paul McGrath” -Victor Boyhan- Independent- Dun Laoghaire February 13, 2011


From the 2011 General Election an election leaflet from Independent candidate (and former PD councillor) Councillor Victor Boyhan running in Dun Laoghaire.
Interestingly, a page of it is taken up with a message of support from Paul McGrath. McGrath and Boyhan spent many years together in the “Birds Nest” home on York Road in Dun Laoghaire and later down in Monkstown.
In McGraths acclaimed book “Back from the Brink” Victor Boyhan gets a number of mentions. Including “…he became one of the most outspoken voices in ensuring that Smyly Trust Homes would be covered under the State Redress Scheme, investigating the abuse of children.“

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Flyer for Ciaran Cuffe -Green Party -Dun Laoghaire -2011 General Election January 29, 2011


A leaflet for the Green Party TD for Dun Laoghaire Ciaran Cuffe who is defending his seat in the forthcoming 2011 General Election. Bumped into him as he was canvassing today and got this leaflet from him.

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Flyer for Brian Hillery -Fianna Fail 1989 General Election- Dun Laoghaire January 6, 2011


From the 1989 General Election a flyer for Fianna Fail candidate Brian Hillery running in Dun Laoghaire. The then Senator, a nephew of former President Patrick Hillery, was elected on the final count despite polling just 3,795 first preferences.
In 1992 he lost his seat and was one of the Taoiseachs nominees to the Seanad.

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Leaflet for Hugh Lewis -People Before Profit -2009 LE Ballybrack January 2, 2011


From the 2009 Local Elections a leaflet from People Before Profit candidate Hugh Lewis running in Ballybrack. Lewis was elected after polling an impressive 2,175 votes.

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“People Before Profit Alliance Dun Laoghaire Newsletter” Winter 2010 -Richard Boyd Barrett , Hugh Lewis December 13, 2010


The “People Before Profit Alliance Dun Laoghaire Newsletter” from Winter 2010. Pictured on the newsletter are PBP Councillors Richard Boyd Barrett and Hugh Lewis.
Aside from the Budget, plenty of local issues such as Connolly Shoes, Dun Laoghaire Baths, bus routes, parking charges , flood defences and more.

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Leaflet for Marian White -Workers Party -1991 Local Elections Blackrock November 30, 2010


A 1991 Local Elections leaflet for Marian White of The Workers Party running in Blackrock. She narrowly missed out on winning a seat. The leaflet also has a message from Eamon Gilmore.

 

John Dockrell, Aine Elliott -Fine Gael -1991 Local Elections Blackrock November 24, 2010


From the 1991 Local Elections a flyer for Fine Gael candidates Aine Elliot and John Dockrell running in Blackrock. John Dockrell held on to his seat whilst Aine Elliot lost hers.
John Dockrell is the son of former TD Percy Dockrell, grandson of former TD Henry Morgan Dockrell, great grandson of Sir Maurice Dockrell a former Unionist MP. He is also brother of former councillor William Dockrell.


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Leaflet for Eamon Gilmore, Niamh Bhreathnach -Labour -2002 GE Dun Laoghaire November 23, 2010


From the 2002 General Election a leaflet from Labour candidates Eamon Gilmore and Niamh Bhreathnach running in Dun Laoghaire. Gilmore polled 8,271 votes and was easily elected. Bhreathnach polled 3,893 votes and missed out.
It was Gilmores first General Election standing for Labour.


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‘Labours Charter to protect our Local Environment’ -Niamh Bhreathnach 1991 Local Elections Blackrock November 11, 2010


From the 1991 Local Elections a leaflet from Labour candidate Niamh Bhreathnach running in the Blackrock Ward where she was elected.
The focus of the leaflet is on Environmental issues such as Booterstown Marsh.
It was at this time that ‘Environmental Issues started taking a bigger role in election leaflets , in part to do with the potential rise in the Green Party vote.

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‘Sorry I Missed You’ -Barry Ward -Fine Gael -2009 Local Elections Blackrock November 8, 2010


From the 2009 Local Elections a Sorry I Missed You Card from Fine Gael candidate Barry Ward running in Blackrock.
Ward and running mate Marie Baker were both easily elected.

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