Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Leaflet from Eamon Gilmore- Workers Party- 1989 General Election -Dun Laoghaire January 9, 2013


From the 1989 General Election a leaflet from Eamon Gilmore of The Workers Party who was running in Dun Laoghaire. Having narrowly missed out in the 1987 General Election, it was in this 1989 Election that Gilmore won a seat in the Dail for the first time, a seat he has held since.
The leaflet itself sets out then then aims of The Workers Party and we also have a message to the electorate from Proinsias De Rossa. The 150 words about local issues in Dun Laoghaire gives an idea of some of the problems of the time.

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Paddy Lynn -Workers Party -Belfast South -2011 Assembly Elections December 13, 2012


From the 2011 Assembly Elections a leaflet for Workers Party candidate Paddy Lynn who was running in South Belfast. Lynn polled 135 votes and failed to win a seat.

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Leaflet from Ted Tynan -Workers Party- 2002 General Election -Cork North Central August 19, 2012


From the 2002 General Election a leaflet from Workers Party candidate Ted Tynan running in Cork North Central. Tynan polled 458 votes.

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Leaflet from Owen Martin -Workers Party -2004 Local Elections – Finglas July 30, 2012

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From the 2004 Local Elections a leaflet from Owen Martin of The Workers Party running in Finglas. He polled 458 votes and missed out on a seat.

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Tommy Foley, Donal Tobin – Workers Party -Tralee -1985 Local Elections July 9, 2012


From the 1985 Local Elections Tommy Foley and Donal Tobin running for the Workers Party for seats on Tralee UDC and Tobin also ran for Kerry County Council. Tobin polled 413 votes in the County Council Elections and failed to win a seat.
Water charges were one of the issues they campaigned on.

 

Leaflet from Joe Sherlock -Workers Party-1984 European Elections -Munster June 21, 2012

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From the 1984 European Elections a leaflet from Workers’ Party candidate Joe Sherlock running in Munster. Sherlock polled 17,304 votes and missed out on a seat. (result here)

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Leaflet from Paddy Gallagher -Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party- 1981 General Election -Waterford June 13, 2012


From the 1981 General Election a leaflet from Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party candidate Paddy Gallagher who was running in Waterford. Gallagher, who had been elected to Waterford Corporation in 1974, polled 3,463 votes in this 1981 General Election and failed to win a seat. The drop in vote from 1977 could be in part explained by the presence of H-Block candidate Kevin Lynch on the ballot paper.
Gallagher was elected to the Dail in February 1982 , however he lost his seat in the November 1982 General Election.

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Leaflet from Martin O’Regan -Workers Party 1994 European Elections Munster June 7, 2012

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From the 1994 European Elections a leaflet from Workers Party candidate Martin O’Regan. O’Regan polled 6,270 votes and missed out on a seat.

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Redmond Sullivan- Sinn Fein The Workers Party -1977 General Election Kerry South May 22, 2012


From the 1977 General Election an ad for Redmond Sullivan who was running for Sinn Fein The Workers Party in Kerry South. The Killarney based Councillor polled 1,065 votes.
First elected to Kerry County Council in 1960, he served until 1979 when he lost his seat.

 

“The EU Fiscal Treaty -A Charter for Permanent Austerity …Vote No” Leaflet from The Workers’ Party May 13, 2012


From the Fiscal Treaty Referendum Campaign a leaflet from The Workers’ Party “The EU Fiscal Treaty -A Charter for Permanent Austerity …Vote No”.
The Workers Party Fiscal Treaty Site

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“In the 1930s the USA ended its Great Depression with the ‘New Deal’- Where is Europe’s New Deal?” Vote No poster from The Workers Party May 8, 2012


A wonderful Vote No poster from The Workers Party for the Fiscal Treaty Referendum Campaign that uses some old posters from the ‘New Deal’ period in the USA.

“In the 1930s the USA ended its Great Depression with the ‘New Deal’ …… Where is Europe’s New Deal?”

Many thanks to the sender.

 

Two Anti Sectarianism Posters from The Workers Party / Republican Clubs March 15, 2012


Two Anti Sectarianism Posters one from The Workers Party and one from The Republican Clubs. The Republican Clubs one would be from the 1970s whilst the Workers Party one is from 2011.
Many thanks to the sender.

 

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Eamon Gilmore leaflets mentioned by Joe Higgins in the Dail last week. February 20, 2012


In a speech in the Dail the last week Joe Higgins referred to some old Eamon Gilmore Leaflets that I’d posted here previously.
Just reposting them again with some of the text from the speech.

Deputy Joe Higgins:   —–I refer to what does not lie, namely, the history of this issue. There was a fresh faced councillor in Dún Laoghaire in the 1980s—–
Deputy Emmet Stagg:   Deputy Boyd Barrett.
Deputy Joe Higgins:   —–who put out a statement that he was the first councillor in the country to propose and win the abolition of the water rates. The same councillor, in a new manifestation—–
An Ceann Comhairle:   The Deputy is supposed to be asking a supplementary question not giving a lecture on history.
Deputy Joe Higgins:   —–in Democratic Left in the late 1980s and early 1990s—–

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Deputy Joe Higgins:   His thwarted political ambitions have a lot more to do with his outbursts here than anything I can say.
An Ceann Comhairle:   Deputy Higgins, through the Chair please.
Deputy Joe Higgins:   He made your seat in 1987 in campaigns against the local rates.
An Ceann Comhairle:   I am going to call an end to this if the Deputy does not conclude.
Deputy Joe Higgins:   In a new reincarnation, Democratic Left—–
Deputy Brendan Howlin:   In 1872.
Deputy Joe Higgins:   —–he stated that the PAYE taxpayers whom his party represented had already paid enough tax for local services and should not have to pay again. …..

I’ve a section dedicated to Gilmore leaflets here

 

“The Workers Voice in Europe”- Sinn Fein The Workers Party -1979 European Elections January 11, 2012


From the 1979 European Elections,”The Workers Voice in Europe” from Sinn Fein The Workers Party. There is a message of how the current representatives only had farmers interests at heart rather than workers interests. The party’s candidates Tony Coffey, Seamus Rodgers, Donnchadha Mac Raghnaill, Sean Walsh, Tomas MacGiolla and Mick Dunphy are listed at the bottom.

 

“Septic Tank Inspection Charges” leaflet from The Workers Party December 12, 2011

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A “Septic Tank Inspection Charges” leaflet from The Workers Party mocking Fianna Fails campaign against the Septic Tank charge.

 

Joe Sherlock -Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party – 1981 General Election Cork East December 10, 2011


From the 1981 General Election, a historic election for Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party as Joe Sherlock became their first TD (since the split). Sherlock was first elected to Cork County Council in 1974.
.His electoral record at electionsireland.org.
He is the father of current Labour TD Sean Sherlock

 

“Stand Up For Kildare” – Catherine Murphy -Workers Party -1991 Local Elections Celbridge December 6, 2011


From the 1991 Local Elections a leaflet from then Workers Party candidate Catherine Murphy with the headline “Stand Up For Kildare”. Running in the Celbridge Ward she polled 1,242 votes and was elected on the third count.
She is now an Independent TD for Kildare North.

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Flyer from Paddy Lynn- Workers Party -2001 Westminster Election -Belfast South November 14, 2011


From the 2001 Westminster Election a flyer from Workers Party candidate Paddy Lynn who was running in South Belfast. Lynn polled 204 votes.
Many thanks to the sender.

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