Irish Election Literature

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From December 1977 -Sinn Fein The Workers Party ‘Notes & Comments’ May 29, 2013

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From December 1977 “Sinn Fein The Workers Party ‘Notes & Comments’ ” a newsletter for members outlining various party issues . There are suggested ways of raising funds via extra newspaper sales. The roles of party branches is discussed,  The new printing press is mentioned as are the forthcoming European Elections and other matters.
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2002 Leaflet from Ted Tynan -Workers Party -Cork North Central May 28, 2013


From the 2002 General Election a leaflet from Workers Party Candidate Ted Tynan who was running in Cork North Central. Tynan polled 458 votes and failed to win a seat.
Many thanks to the lender.

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Litir um Thoghchán from Seamus McDonagh-The Workers’ Party- 2013 Meath East By-Election March 24, 2013


From the 2013 Meath East By-Election the Litir um Thoghchán from The Workers’ Party candidate Seamus McDonagh.
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“Reject the Old Politics -Vote Pat Rabbitte Number 1″ -Workers Party -1989 General Election -Dublin South West March 16, 2013


From the 1989 General Election a leaflet for then Workers Party councillor Pat Rabbitte. The leaflet attacks the local TDs Sean Walsh and Chris Flood as well as Progressive Democrat TD Mary Harney. It also contains an appeal for Labour voters to transfer to The Workers’ Party and for Workers’ Party voters to transfer to Labour.
There is also a piece from WP Councillor Don Tipping.
In this 1989 General Election Rabbitte polled 7,166 votes and took a Dail seat for the first time, a seat he has held onto ever since.
There are also quotes from various magazines and newspapers on how good Rabbitte is!
Many thanks to the sender.

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“Medical Kits for S.W.A.P.O.” Collection sheet from Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party March 13, 2013

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Interesting item this illustrating the many international ties many of the Irish political parties had and still have. A “Medical Kits for S.W.A.P.O.” Collection sheet from Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party.
SWAPO being the South West African People’s Organisation who were fighting for independence for what is now Namibia.

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“Put A Worker In The Dáil” Poster for Seamus McDonagh -Workers Party -2013 Meath East By-Election March 12, 2013


From the 2013 Meath East By-Election a poster for Workers Party candidate Seamus McDonagh.
His leaflet from the by-election
Many thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet from Seamus McDonagh -Workers Party – 2013 Meath East By-Election March 7, 2013


From the forthcoming Meath East By-Election a leaflet from Workers Party candidate Seamus McDonagh with the slogan ‘Put a Worker in the Dail’.
Many thanks to the sender.

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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.

 

 
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