Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from Caroline Forde ( Quinn candidate) -Cavan Monaghan -2011 General Election June 26, 2012

From the 2011 General Election a leaflet from Independent Candidate Caroline Forde who was running in Cavan Monaghan. Forde , an employee of the Quinn group was seen as the Sean Quinn candidate and was tipped by many as an outside chance of a seat.
She endorsed “the proposals put forward by the Quinn family for Quinn insurance as by far the only viable solution which will maximise for the people of Cavan / Monaghan the full value and potential for growth, not just in jobs retention but jobs growth in the area.”
She polled 1912 votes and failed to win a seat.



“Let’s get Mayo moving … Don’t heed the spin of others!” -Michelle Mulherin -Fine Gael -Mayo 2011 General Election April 19, 2012

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“Let’s get Mayo moving … Don’t heed the spin of others!” and ad from fine Gael Mayo candidate Michelle Mulherin from the 2011 General Election. Mulherin was elected as Fine Gale took four out of the five seats in the constituency.


Press Release re Constitutional Challenge to SIPO from CPPC Cork South Central candidate Diarmaid Ó Cadhla April 18, 2012

Press Statement, dated Monday 2nd April 2012 Issued by CPPC/ An Chomhdháil Phobail I The People’s Convention candidate Diarmaid Ó Cadhla who ran in Cork South Central in 2011.

He declares that the SIPO legislation is discriminatory and based on Electoral Acts which are unconstitutional and a denial of the rights of citizens to elect and be elected.

The CPPC Website has more details.

many thanks to the sender



“I retain many happy memories of our association” – Letter of retirement and thanks from Batt O’Keeffe to a ‘supporter’ March 14, 2012

Former Minister and Fianna Fail TD Batt O’Keeffe didn’t stand in the 2011 General Election. This is a letter from him to a ‘supporter’, the only problem being that the sender (many thanks) notes ….
“The funny thing is I never in my life canvassed for Batt, let alone have great memories of times shared with him”


“Put Gorey in Government” -Leaflet from Michael D’Arcy -Fine Gael -Wexford 2011 General Election March 8, 2012

“Put Gorey in Government” a Leaflet from Fine Gael Wexford candidate Michael D’Arcy in the 2011 General Election. Gorey based D’Arcy polled well with 8,418 votes but narrowly missed out to party colleague Liam Twomey. D’Arcy was elected in the subsequent Seanad Elections on the Administrative Panel.
The Gorey area still has no TD.



From the 2011 General Election Campaign Labour’s Plan for Jobseekers January 27, 2012

From the 2011 General Election Campaign Labour’s Plan for Jobseekers

Download *.pdf HERE or click on the image to launch


“Delivering For Galway” – Noel Grealish -2011 General Election Galway West December 16, 2011

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From the 2011 General Election a flyer from Independent TD Noel Grealish running in Galway West. Former PD TD Grealish was elected.


“Fine Gael -Every Little Hurts!” – Labour Party ad from the 2011 General Election November 12, 2011

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“Fine Gael -Every Little Hurts!” a Labour Party ad from the 2011 General Election based on ads for Tesco. They appeared in newspapers during the campaign.


“Straight Talking . Experienced . Honest” – Mary O’Rourke -Fianna Fail -Longford Westmeath 2011 General Election November 9, 2011

From the 2011 General Election aleaflet from Fianna Fail candidate Mary O’Rourke who was running in Longford Westmeath. The long serving TD and Senator failed to hold on to the seat she regained in 2007.



Jim Tallon -Independent -Wicklow -2011 General Election October 12, 2011

A Poster/Flyer for Independent candidate Jim Tallon who was running in the 2011 General Election in Wicklow. Tallon polled 166 votes. He has stood numerous times in elections ranging from Local to European (His record at
There is a youtube channel with a number of videos of the candidate. Mr. Tallon declares himself a prisoner of war and President of The Republic of Glastnost Perestroika (which is his farm near Arklow).
He is standing in the 2011 Dublin West By-Election
Many thanks to the sender


Flyer from Oonagh Comerford – Green Party- Kerry South -2011 General Election September 30, 2011

From the 2011 General Election a leaflet from Green Party candidate in Kerry South Oonagh Comerford. Comerford polled 401 votes and failed to win a seat.



Flyer from Michael Reidy -New Vision -2011 GE Kerry North West Limerick September 13, 2011

From the 2011 General Election a leaflet from Mick Rediy who was running under the “New Vision” banner in Kerry North West Limerick. Reidy polled 357 votes.



Leaflet from Patrick Nulty -Labour -Dublin West -2011 GE September 11, 2011

A leaflet from Patrick Nulty of the Labour party from Dublin West in the 2011 General Election. Nulty polled 2,686 and missed out on the last seat to the late Brian Lenihan .His running mate Joan Burton topped the poll with well over a quota. Nulty is the Labour candidate for the forthcoming Dublin West By-Election.


Flyer for David McGuinness, Brian Lenihan -Fianna Fail -2011 GE Dublin West

From the 2011 General Election a flyer for Fianna Fail candidates David McGuinness and the late Brian Lenihan who were running in Dublin West. Lenihan was elected, the sole Fianna Fail TD elected in Dublin. McGuinness is thought to be the frontrunner for the Fianna Fail nomination to contest the forthcoming Dublin West by-election.



Leaflet from David Stanton -Fine Gael -Cork East -2011 General Election September 1, 2011

From the 2011 General ELection a leaflet for David Stanton of Fine Gael who was running in Cork East. Stanton , first elected in 1997, held on to his seat polling over 10,000 votes.



2011 flyer from Jackie Healy-Rae and Constituency Secretary Michael Healy-Rae August 30, 2011

A flyer from Jackie Healy-Rae and Constituency Secretary Michael Healy-Rae produced in the run up to the 2011 General Election. Michael Healy-Rae won the seat vacated by his father.



“Sinn Fein 10-Point Plan on Job Creation” -2011 General Election August 18, 2011

From the 2011 General Election, The “Sinn Fein 10-Point Plan on Job Creation”.



Leaflet from Eddie Fitzpatrick- Independent (Joined FF recently) -Laois Offaly 2011 GE August 15, 2011

A 2011 General Election Leaflet from then Independent Eddie Fitzpatrick who joined Fianna Fail recently. The Portarlington based, former PD councillor left the PDs after the 2007 General Election and held his council seat in 2009.
In the 2011 General Election he polled a respectable 2554 votes. He had been voting with Fianna Fail on the council prior to joining them.
Tullamore Tribune article on Cllr Fitzpatrick Joining Fianna Fail




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