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.
“The Workers Voice in Europe”- Sinn Fein The Workers Party -1979 European Elections January 11, 2012
“Septic Tank Inspection Charges” leaflet from The Workers Party December 12, 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
“Boycott The Poll” Poster – Official Republican Movement – 1973 Northern Ireland Border Poll November 7, 2011
From the 1973 Border Poll (also known as the Northern Ireland Sovereignty Referendum) a poster from the Official Republican Movement urging a Boycott of the poll. The figure in the poster I think is that of the then Northern Ireland Secretary, William Whitelaw.
There were two choices and 591,280 people voted to stay part of the UK whilst , due to the boycott, just 6,463 voted in favour of a United Ireland.
I’ve a Ballot,Envelope, Polling card etc from the poll posted Here .
Many thanks to the sender.
Copy of “The Irish People” 2nd April 1976 September 6, 2011
From 1976 a copy of The Irish People , a newspaper produced by Official Sinn Fein. Apologies that some of it might be hard to read. I was loaned this and due to the size of my scanner was only able to scan half pages at a time. I’m not sure if this is the full paper either.
“Forward Working People” -Mick Dunphy -Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party -Munster- 1979 European Elections August 25, 2011
From the 1979 European Elections an ad for Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party candidate Mick Dunphy who was running in Munster. The Waterford based Dunphy polled 11,526 votes. He also stood in the Local Elections the same day narrowly missing out on a seat.
It offers a critique of Irelands entry into the EEC making points such as rising prices, lack of jobs being created and that it was Big Farmers that were benefiting most from entry into the EEC.
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From the 1961 General Election a flyer for Sinn Fein candidate Tomas MacGiolla who was running in Tipperary North. MacGiolla polled 1,123 votes. He was later elected to Dublin Corporation and the Dail for The Workers Party.
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.
From the 1977 General Election a leaflet from Sinn Fein the Workers Party candidate John McManus running in Wicklow. McManus polled 1,231 votes. Amongst the other names on the ballot paper that day was Seamus Costello.
Amongst the issues mentioned in the leaflet are Jobs, Prices, Family planning law, divorce, equal pay , Peace, land and Fishing
From the 1983 Dublin Central By-Election, caused by the death of George Colley, a flyer for Workers Party candidate Michael White. White, who had stood previously in 1981 and the two Elections in 1982, polled 4,342 votes (13.28% of the poll) in a contest won by Fianna Fails Tom Leonard.
The flyer makes reference to The Workers Party TDs Tomas MacGiolla and Proinsias de Rossa as well as Water Tax.
Michael White is now a judge.
From the 1977 General Election two ads for Sinn Fein The Workers Party candidate Tony Coffey running in Galway West. Coffey a bus driver with CIE polled 926 votes.
Amongst the items covered are jobs, the cost of building land and housing.
Joe Tobin -Workers Party -Waterford -2011 General Election February 8, 2011
“Tomás” -A Tribute to Tomás Mac Giolla February 3, 2011
A lovely pamphlet produced by the Workers Party entitled “Tomás” – Tribute to Tomás Mac Giolla .