From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from Independent candidate Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan. In this his first General Election he polled 548 votes.
1997 Leaflet from Liz McManus -Democratic Left – Wicklow January 14, 2013
From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from Liz McManus who was running for the Democratic Left in Wicklow. Having previously been a Workers Party Councillor, she was first elected to the Dail in 1992 when running for The Democratic Left. In this 1997 Election she polled 5,226 votes and was elected on the 9th count.
The leaflet shows the achievements of the Rainbow Coalition, note the Partnership Works Slogan and request to transfer to our government partners at the bottom of the leaflet.
Leaflet from Seamus Hughes -Fianna Fail -Mayo -1997 General Election September 3, 2012
From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from Fianna Fail candidate Seamus Hughes who was running in Mayo. First elected in 1992, in 1997 Hughes polled 6,791 and lost his seat.
The issues covered here include TV Deflectors, Jobs and more.
Many thanks to the lender.
“Dun Laoghaire Newsletter.. Water Rates Abolished:” -Eamon Gilmore -Democratic Left- 1997 General Election Dun Laoghaire July 24, 2012
From the 1997 General Election “Dun Laoghaire Newsletter” from then Minister of State for the Marine and Democratic Left TD Eamon Gilmore running in Dun Laoghaire. The leaflet boasts of Water Rates being abolished.
“Water rates were a form of double taxation on PAYE workers and an unsatisfactory way of funding local Councils” said Gilmore. The leaflet also mentions job creating, outside toilets and crime.
In this 1997 election Gilmore polled 7,534 votes and held the seat he first won in 1989.
“Thurles To Win with Fianna Fail” – Leaflet from Michael Smith -Tipperary North 1997 General Election July 19, 2012
From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from Fianna Fail TD Michael Smith showing the benefits to Thurles of Fianna Fails time in office until 1994. Smith polled 6,999 votes and was elected.
Many thanks to the sender.
1997 flyer from Michael Martin, Batt O’Keefe, John Dennehy -Fianna Fail -Cork South Central July 2, 2012
From the 1997 General Election a flyer from Michael Martin, Batt O’Keefe and John Dennehy running for Fianna Fail in Cork South Central. All three were elected.
On the front is the 1997 election picture of Bertie gazing into the distance.
From 1997 an Anti Property Tax leaflet from Cáit Keane -PD (Now FG)-Dublin South Central June 26, 2012
From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from then Progressive Democrat Councillor (and now Fine Gael Senator) Cáit Keane urging voters to “Support Cllr Cáit Keane’s campaign to repeal family home tax in Dublin South Central.“
At the time she argued that it was ‘unfair’ , ‘Anti-Family’ and ‘Anti-Dublin’.
In this 1997 Election she polled 2,031 votes and failed to win a seat.
Some other Anti Property Tax leaflets from the then….
One from Olivia Mitchell and one from Fine Gael.
Many thanks to the sender.
Leaflet from Con O’Leary -The National Party -1997 General Election Cork North Central June 14, 2012
From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from National Party candidate Con O’Leary running in Cork North Central. O’Leary polled 1,114 votes.
He had been elected to the City Council in 1991 and was returned again in 1999. The National Party were a ‘Catholic’ party set up on the back of the success of Nora Bennis in the 1994 European Elections where she polled over 5% of the vote.
1997 Leaflet from Jackie Healy-Rae “Its time South Kerry had a voice to be heard in Dail Eireann” June 11, 2012
From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from Independent Fianna Fail candidate Jackie Healy-Rae a Farmer, Publican and holder of 3 county championship hurling medals.
In this 1997 General Election, after failing to get a Fianna Fail nomination, despite many years of service to the party, Healy-Rae ran as an Independent and caused a shock as he was elected polling 7,220 votes. He subsequently was one of the four Independents that supported the 1997 to 2002 Fianna Fail government.
Maria Ní Dhomhnaill and Paul Campbell -Natural Law Party -1997 Galway East and Galway West May 31, 2012
From the 1997 General Election Maria Ní Dhomhnaill and Paul Campbell who were running for the Natural Law Party in Galway East and Galway West.
In Galway East Paul Campbell polled 98 votes whilst in Galway West Maria Ní Dhomhnaill polled 205 votes. They mention Yogic Flying as part of the solution to societies problems.
From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from Fianna Fail candidate David Andrews who was running in Dun Laoghaire. First elected in 1965, this was to be his last election. He polled just under a quota with 8,933 votes and was easily elected. Upon Fianna Fail entering government he was appointed as Minister for Foreign Affairs, a post he held until 2000.
From 1997 “Ireland’s Economy” -Labour Party leaflet outlining Economic growth, Consumption, GNP, Unemployment etc November 11, 2011
From the 1997 General Election campaign a leaflet from The Labour Party “Ireland’s Economy”. It contains all sorts of economic stats from the time such as Economic growth, Consumption, GNP, Unemployment etc with graphs illustrating improvements under the Rainbow Coalition.
“A Worker on the Ground – Always Around” Martin Brady -Fianna Fail -1997 General Election -Dublin North East July 1, 2011
From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from Fianna Fail candidate in Dublin North East Martin Brady. Notice how crime was the first issue listed … Zero Tolerance on crime which was one of the main tenets of that 1997 Fianna Fail Election campaign. He also gives a mention to “Proper controls to stem the flow of illegal immigrants”.
Brady was elected.
Leaflet from Proinsias DeRossa -Democratic Left -1997 General Election- Dublin North West June 4, 2011
From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from then leader of Democratic Left Proinsias DeRossa who was running in Dublin North West. De Rossa was one of the six Workers Party TDs who left to form what was initially called New Agenda and became Democratic Left. In this 1997 Election Democratic Left had been part of the outgoing Rainbow Government.
In this election DeRossa held his seat.
“The Tax and Spend Rainbow?” – Michael McDowell -Progressive Democrats -1997 General Election May 27, 2011
From the 1997 General Election a flyer from Michael McDowell of the Progressive Democrats running in Dublin South East. In the leaflet he attacks the “The Tax and Spend Rainbow?” the rainbow being The Rainbow Coalition of Fine Gael, Labour and Democratic. He also mentions a 4 and a half party patchwork Rainbow that would have included The Greens and Independents.
1997 Labour Party Leaflet – “Monetary Union in the EU (EMU)” April 17, 2011
From the 1997 General Election campaign a leaflet on “Monetary Union in the EU (EMU)” produced by The Labour Party. It gives some of the arguements for going into the Euro, what it means to various sectors and what Ireland has to do to get there.