Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Canvass Cards from Johnny Healy Rae -Independent – South and West Kerry -2014 Local Elections March 20, 2014


Two canvass cards from Councillor Johnny Healy Rae who is running in South and West Kerry for a seat on Kerry County Council.
He is the son of Danny Healy Rae.
Many thanks to the sender.

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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 Dessie Larkin, Maureen McLaughlin-Independent Fianna Fail -Letterkenny -2004 Local Elections August 3, 2012


From the 2004 Local Elections a leaflet from Independent Fianna Fail candidates Dessie Larkin and Maureen McLaughlin running in Letterkenny. Larkin, now a Fianna Fail councillor, topped the poll with 1,736 votes whilst McLaughlin polled 573 votes and missed out on a seat.
Other IFF material

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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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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.

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Michael Healy Rae 2011 General Election Broadcast June 28, 2011


From the 2011 General Election an Election Broadcast from Michael Healy-Rae who was running in Kerry South.

 

leaflet from Colm McGrath -Independent – Clondalkin 2004 Local Elections June 15, 2011


From the 2004 Local Elections a flyer from Independent candidate Colm McGrath running in Clondalkin. McGrath a former Fianna Fail councillor and General Election candidate, was deselected by Fianna Fail for the 1999 Local Elections and was elected as an independent. In this 2004 Election he polled 861 votes and lost his seat.
He ran again in the 2011 General Election polling just 253 votes.
In 2010 he along with other former Fianna Fail councillors Don Lydon, Sean Gilbride and Tony Fox were charged with corruption.

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