Irish Election Literature

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Old Fianna Fail Poster “Mr Cosgrave Will Think More About The Unemployed After The Elections – He’ll be One of Them” May 29, 2011


Not sure when exactly this Old Fianna Fail Poster is from, although I suspect it is from the 1932 General Election. Variations of the slogan “Mr Cosgrave Will Think More About The Unemployed After The Elections – He’ll be One of Them” have been used over the years.
Many thanks to the sender.

 

A Poster “For What Died the Sons of Roisín?” -Resist The EU / IMF Policies -Communist Party of Ireland 2010 December 23, 2010


A “For What Died the Sons of Roisín?” Poster produced by The Communist Party of Ireland in response to the IMF /EU Bailout.
Luke Kelly’s Masterpiece is very apt. I’ve posted him saying the peom below the poster.
I’ve uploaded it in larger *.pdf form HERE

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“A Plastic Bullet is a Solid Cylinder of PVC -It Smashes Heads” poster and anti Plastic Bullet Badges October 23, 2010

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Was sent these images. Not sure if they are from the 1970s or 1980s.
The “A Plastic Bullet is a Solid Cylinder of PVC -It Smashes Heads” poster is particularly good.
During the troubles Fourteen people were killed by plastic bullet impacts, including nine children.
The Second Poster I got on Wikipedia when researching plastic bullets, it formed part of the Linen Hall Librarys Troubled Images exhibition.

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“The Straight Vote is Simple, Fair, Democratic” -Fianna Fail Poster from the 1968 Referendum on the change of voting system August 12, 2010


Almost topical given the current debate on political and electoral reform. From the 1968 Referendum on Change in Voting System, which was defeated, a Fianna Fail poster in favour of the measure.

“The Straight Vote is Simple, Fair, Democratic” said the Fianna Fail Poster. The Labour Party Posters against the measure was “The Straight Vote in Crooked”

Fianna Fail proposed changing the voting system to that similar to the UK

The Third Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 1968, proposes

To substitute for the present system of voting at Dáil elections the “straight vote” system in single-member constituencies;

“To establish a Commission to determine constituencies, subject to the right of the Dáil to amend the constituencies as so determined; and
To provide that whenever the Dáil is dissolved the outgoing Ceann Comhairle may be returned, without a contest, as a second deputy for a constituency chosen by him which consists of, or includes a part of, the constituency he represented before the dissolution.”


 

Poster for Right to Work Campaigns 4th Rally – June 1st 2010 at the Dail May 26, 2010


A Poster for The Right to Work Campaigns 4th Rally to be held on June 1st 2010 at the Dail.

 

John Gallagher -Labour Party -2004 Local Election South West Inner City April 28, 2010


From the 2004 Local Elections, long standing Community activist John Gallagher running for the Labour Party. John Gallagher held the seat he had won in 1999. (He was re elected in 2009).
In the leaflet there are some details of his community involvement and the fact that he had previously stood as an Independent candidate.

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Government STOLEN your money? -Join the Kerry Public Service Workers Alliance April 14, 2010


Another poster from the Kerry Public Service Workers Alliance (KPSWA) .
Government STOLEN your money? – Join the Kerry Public Service Workers Alliance.

 

 
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