Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Leaflets from Ciara Conway, Alan Kelly, Michael McCarthy and Sean Sherlock- Labour Deputy Leadership contest June 23, 2014


Leaflets from each of the candidates for the Deputy Leadership of the Labour Party, Ciara Conway, Alan Kelly, Michael McCarthy and Sean Sherlock. These were sent to Labour Party Members.
Many thanks to the sender
cconway

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Leaflet from Alex White -Labour Leadership contest

Filed under: Labour Party — irishelectionliterature @ 3:29 pm
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From the contest for the Labour Leadership a leaflet from Alex White delivered to Labour Party Members.
Many thanks to the sender.
awhite1

 

Labour leadership leaflet from Joan Burton ‘Care , Repair and Restoring Living Standards’ June 16, 2014

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From the 2014 Labour Party Leadership election a four page leaflet from Joan Burton.
Many thanks to the sender
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Alan Kelly’s letter to Labour Party members re the Deputy leadership of the party. June 12, 2014

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A letter to Labour Party Members from Tipperary North TD Alan Kelly who is running for the Deputy Leadership of the Labour Party.
Many thanks to the sender.
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1952 Letter from Bill Quirke (FF General Secretary) listing subscriptions towards a presentation to former TD Andy Fogarty June 11, 2014

Filed under: Fianna Fail — irishelectionliterature @ 7:29 pm
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In the 1948 General Election, long serving Fianna Fail TD for Tipperary Andrew Fogarty lost his seat. A presentation was organised and subscriptions collected. This is a letter from Fianna Fail General Secretary Bill Quirke (info on him here) thanking the recipient for his donation of £5.  The letter also contained a list of subscribers with the amounts they donated. The names on the list of contributors includes Dan Breen, Sean Lemass, WJ Magner,  Harry Colley, Sean McEntee, Erskine Childers many more TDs and Senators , a number of clergy and a host of other individuals . Naturally many of the names are from Tipperary.
Many thanks to the sender

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From Fine Gael in May 1988 “Televising The Dáil – A Document for Discussion” June 10, 2014

Filed under: Fine Gael — irishelectionliterature @ 10:30 pm
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The Dáil being Televised regularly was once a big issue. The following Discussion Documentissued by Fine Gael in May 1988 gives arguements for and against the Televising the Dáil, The practicalities of it and also has a section on ‘presenting the Dáil at its best’. It has an opening written by John Bruton. Its 12 pages so I scanned it in pdf format. Click the link or on the image below to launch.
“Televising The Dáil – A Document for Discussion”
Many thanks to the sender.
dailtv

 

“I am a Catholic First and Foremost” -1984 Alice Glenn Interview from Young Fine Gael Magazine ‘Futureline’


From the June 1984 edition of Young Fine Gael magazine ‘Futureline’ an interview with then Fine Gael TD for Dublin Central Alice Glenn. Among the topics covered are Divorce, Contraception and Children “Born Out of Wedlock”. A fascinating insight to the views of the time.
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“No More Rates” – Fianna Fail Leaflet from the 1973 General Election June 6, 2014

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From the 1973 General Election campaign a leaflet from Fianna Fail promising that were they elected Rates would be abolished. They weren’t elected and when returned to power in 1977 Domestic Rates were abolished.
Many thanks to the sender.
ffrates

 

“The amazing Student Grant Circus” flyer from Sinn Féin June 5, 2014

Filed under: Sinn Fein — irishelectionliterature @ 8:37 pm
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Not quite sure exactly when this eye catching Sinn Fein “Student Grant Circus” flyer is from but it asks for the student grant to be doubled.
Many thanks to the sender
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Leaflet from Joe Harrington -Peoples Democracy – Limerick East 1992 General Election June 2, 2014


A leaflet from then Councillor Joe Harrington who was running on a Peoples Democracy ticket in Limerick East in the 1992 General Election. He polled 370 votes and failed to win a seat.
Many thanks to the sender
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Leaflet and poster for Barry Desmond, Jack Loughran -Labour -Dun Laoghaire -1977 General Election June 1, 2014


From the 1977 General Election a pre polling ‘Thank You’ leaflet to voters from Labour Dun Laoghaire candidates Jack Loughran and Barry Desmond. I have also included a picture of one of their posters. Barry Desmond was elected.
Many thanks to the sender.
desmondloughran77a

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Leaflet from Anna Lo -Alliance Party -2014 European Elections May 30, 2014

Filed under: Alliance Party — irishelectionliterature @ 2:20 pm
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A leaflet from MLA Anna Lo who was running for the Alliance Party in the 2014 European Elections in Northern Ireland.
Many thanks to the sender.
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From 2000 a flyer for the “Sinn Féin logo design competition – Prize £500 “

Filed under: Sinn Fein — irishelectionliterature @ 11:34 am
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From 2000, a flyer for the “Sinn Féin logo design competition – Prize £500 ” . I’m not sure if the winning entry was used subsequently but details are given of what it should consist of and how an entry can be submitted.
Many thanks to the sender.
sflogocomp1

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Flyer for Gerry Collins -Fianna Fail -1967 Limerick West By-Election


From the 1967 Limerick West By Election a flyer from Gerry Collins of Fianna Fail who was elected on the first count. The By-Election was caused by the death of his father James Collins who had been a TD since 1948.
Many thanks to the sender.
1967limwgcollins

 

Leaflet from Joe Higgins urging a Vote for Ruth Coppinger in the Dublin West By-election May 28, 2014


A leaflet from Joe Higgins urging voters to support Ruth Coppinger in the 2014 Dublin West By-election. Its interesting in that it is in part an attack on Sinn Fein which is unusual as they are normally not the target of Socialist Party leaflets.
Many thanks to the sender.
joecoppinger

 

“Vote Pro-Life” flyer from The Life Institute

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A flyer distributed during the 2014 Local and European Elections Campaign by The Life Institute asking voters to “Vote Pro-Life”.
Many thanks to the sender.
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“The Cork Star” anonymous ‘Dirty Tricks’ anti Sinn Fein Newsletter distributed on Corks Northside May 26, 2014

Filed under: Cork,Sinn Fein — irishelectionliterature @ 11:35 am
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“The Cork Star” a folded A3 (four pages A4 format) leaflet distributed anonymously on the Northside of Cork during the election campaign. It is said that it was intended to circulate it across the city but it was pulled after circulation in parts of the North East and North Central wards. The leaflet targeted Sinn Féin and was clearly put out by persons or party who had a lot to lose from a resurgent Sinn Fein.

Many thanks to the sender, who I quote above.
Cork Star front

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Featuring ‘Nidge’ from Love/Hate- Flyer from Mary Martin -Independent -Castleknock May 23, 2014

Filed under: Independent — irishelectionliterature @ 5:37 pm
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A leaflet featuring Tom Vaughan Lawlor or ‘nidge’ of Love Hate fame from Mary Martin who is running as an Independent in Castleknock for a seat on Fingal County Council.
Her Website
many thanks to the sender
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