Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Profiles of candidates for Honorary Treasurer and Committee of 15 elections from the 1993 Fianna Fail Ard Fheis August 20, 2014

From the Clár of the 1993 Fianna Fail Ard Fheis, profiles of the candidates for Honorary Treasurer and Committee of 15 elections. Some familiar names amongst them.



“The Heart of Marriage” -1995 Divorce Referendum leaflet from The Bishops of Ireland August 19, 2014

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From the 1995 Divorce Referendum a leaflet produced by Veritas outlining various reasons given by The Catholic Bishops of Ireland to vote No in the Referendum .It ends with the following quote…

“In our considered judgement, the introduction of divorce would be false kindness, misguided compassion and bad law.”

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Three ‘Vote No’ posters from the 1983 Abortion Referendum August 17, 2014

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From the 1983 Abortion Referendum Campaign, three ‘Vote No’ Posters . “Raped Pregnant No Choice?” , “Catholic State or Irish Nation” and “Men Can’t Get Pregnant, Let Women Decide”.
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“Election News” – Official Sinn Fein leaflet from the 1973 General Election August 14, 2014

From the 1973 General Election Campaign a newsletter “Election News” from Official Sinn Fein. It includes an Interview with Tomas MacGiolla and pieces on Equality for Women, Defending the Farm and other issues.
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1992 Leaflet for the Fianna Fail National Collection and Vote Yes to The Maastricht Referendum

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From 1992 a leaflet advertising The Fianna Fail National Collection. On the reverse voters are asked to vote Yes in the Referendum on The Maastricht Treaty .




Leaflet from Pat Carroll, Griff Cashman, Pat Lacey , Jimmy Somers- Labour Party -1974 Local Elections -Cabra Arran Quay August 11, 2014

From the 1974 Local Elections a Leaflet from Pat Carroll (husband of Joan Burton), Griff Cashman, Pat Lacey and Jimmy Somers who were running for The Labour Party in Area Number 4 Cabra / Arran Quay for a seat on Dublin Corporation. Pat Carroll was elected polling 1,109 votes. The other candidates were unsuccessful Jimmy Somers polled 1,268, Griff Cashman 554 and Pat Lacey 422 votes.
The leaflet contains some interesting policies on Housing for The City.
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From Fianna Fail 1959 Referendum on Change in Voting System – “The Straight Vote Some Questions and Answers” August 7, 2014

From the 1959 Referendum on changing the voting system an eight page document from Fianna Fail outlining the reasons whu they wanted the electoral system changed and answering various questions on the issue. Its a very interesting read as it fails to really address the reason why the proposal was defeated, ie we would have had majority Fianna Fail Governments for an awful long time.
I’ve uploaded it in pdf format Click on the image below or Click Here to Launch
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