Irish Election Literature

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“The Real Party of The Environment … Progressive Democrats” -Michael McDowell -1997 General Election- Dublin South East July 12, 2014


“The Real Party of The Environment” a leaflet from Michael McDowell of The Progressive Democrats from the 1997 General Election. Despite the leaflet McDowell lost his seat with John Gormley of  The Green Party winning a seat instead. As the Greens were making progress in the polls, in elections between 1997 and 2007 all parties tried to show off their environmental credentials.
Many thanks to the sender.
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“Hello!” magazine style canvass card from Aidan O’Connor -Fine Gael -Kerry South -1997 General Election December 15, 2013

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From the 1997 General Election a “Hello!” magazine style canvass card from Aidan O’Connor who was running for Fine Gael in Kerry South. He polled 3,041 votes and failed to win a seat. After the General Election he was appointed to the Seanad where he served for a number of months until the next Seanad convened.
Other magazine inspired leaflets include … Alan Shatters ‘Time’ Magazine and Labour Youths “The Sunday Independerant”
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“A Good T.D.” Flyer from Eamon Gilmore -Democratic Left -1997 General Election….. September 9, 2013


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An Eamon Gilmore Flyer from the 1997 General Election when he was running for the Democratic Left in Dun Laoghaire.

 

1997 Leaflet from Mary Hanafin -Fianna Fail -Dun Laoghaire July 18, 2013

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From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from Fianna Fails Mary Hanafin, who was running in Dun Laoghaire. It covers the issues of the time. She was elected.

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From 1997 Jackie Healy Rae ‘surfing the super info highway’ June 29, 2013


A lovely newspaper clip I was sent of Jackie Healy Rae ‘surfing the super info highway’ during the 1997 General Election campaign in Kerry South. Healy Rae was elected, topping the poll with 7,220 votes.
Many thanks to the sender
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Leaflet from Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan -1997 General Election -Galway West March 23, 2013


From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from Independent candidate Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan. In this his first General Election he polled 548 votes.

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1997 Leaflet from Liz McManus -Democratic Left – Wicklow January 14, 2013

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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.

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Leaflet from Seamus Hughes -Fianna Fail -Mayo -1997 General Election September 3, 2012

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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.
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“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.

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“Thurles To Win with Fianna Fail” – Leaflet from Michael Smith -Tipperary North 1997 General Election July 19, 2012

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

Flyer from David Andrews -Fianna Fail -Dun Laoghaire 1997 General Election January 19, 2012


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.

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Ritchie Browne -Socialist Workers Party -1997 GE Dublin North Central January 14, 2012


From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from Ritchie Browne of The Socialist Workers Party who was running in Dublin North Central. He polled 698 votes.

 

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.

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