Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

A 1972 and a 1973 Christmas card made in Long Kesh by an internee from Belfast February 27, 2013

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Two Christmas cards made in Long Kesh by an internee from Belfast.
Many thanks to the sender.
Chistmas Card made in Long Kesh 1972.

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Leaflet for Francie Molloy- Sinn Fein -2013 Mid Ulster by Election February 20, 2013


From the 2013 Mid Ulster by election a leaflet from Sinn Fein candidate Francie Molloy.
Many thanks to the sender.
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‘Freedom Struggle in Ireland’ leaflet from Sinn Fein from February 1982 February 11, 2013

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From February 1982 ‘Freedom Struggle in Ireland’ leaflet from Sinn Fein. The leaflet outlines a history of the situation in ‘The North Of Ireland’ from 1916 to the Hungers Strikes.
Many Thanks to The Sender.
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Leaflet about the 1973 Border Poll from the ‘Loyalist Association of Workers’ February 7, 2013

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From the 1973 Northern Ireland Border Poll a leaflet from a group called the ‘Loyalist Association of Workers’ with information about the poll and details of obtaining a postal vote.
Many Thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet from Paddy Meehan- Socialist Party -South Belfast -2011 Assembly Elections January 24, 2013


From the 2011 Assembly Elections a leaflet from Paddy Meehan of The Socialist Party who was running in South Belfast. Meehan polled 234 votes and missed out on a seat.

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“Sinn Fein -The Voice of Principled Leadership” leaflet from the 1983 Westminster Elections January 17, 2013

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From the 1983 Westminster Elections a leaflet from Sinn Fein, “Sinn Fein -The Voice of Principled Leadership” . It was the first Westminster Elections since 1959 fought by the party. In the election Gerry Adams won a seat for the party in West Belfast.
Many thanks to the sender.

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1981 RUC ‘Wanted’ poster for Crumlin Road Prison Escapees including Angelo Fusco, Joe Doherty and Patrick Magee January 1, 2013

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A 1981 RUC ‘Wanted’ poster for the Crumlin Road Prison Escapees. The seven listed on the poster were brothers Tony and Gerry Sloan, Michael McKee, Joe Doherty, Angelo Fusco, Patrick Magee and RJ Campbell.

Many Thanks to the sender.
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From 1972 a Christmas Card issued by the Ardoyne Relief Committee December 21, 2012


From 1972 a Christmas Card issued by the Ardoyne Relief Committee with proceeds in aid of internees and their dependents. The cards were published by the monks at Portglenone Abbey.
Many thanks to the sender.

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From 1986 Articles from Martin McGuinness and Ruairi O’Bradaigh concerning Sinn Feins abstentionist policy December 20, 2012


From the period around the historic 1986 Sinn Fein Ard Fheis, Articles from Martin McGuinness and Ruairi O’Bradaigh concerning Sinn Feins abstentionist policy.
Many Thanks to the sender
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Leaflet for Conall McDevitt, Alasdair McDonnell and Claire Hanna- SDLP -Belfast South 2011 Assembly Elections December 18, 2012


From the 2011 Assembly elections and Local Elections an SDLP Leaflet for Conall McDevitt and Alasdair McDonnell who were running for the Assembly in Belfast South. The leaflet is also for Balmoral Local Election candidates Claire Hanna, Bernie Kelly and Niall Kelly.
The Leaflet also calls for a yes vote in the AV referendum held that day.
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Paddy Lynn -Workers Party -Belfast South -2011 Assembly Elections December 13, 2012


From the 2011 Assembly Elections a leaflet for Workers Party candidate Paddy Lynn who was running in South Belfast. Lynn polled 135 votes and failed to win a seat.

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From 1984 A Sinn Fein Pamphlet “Republican Education -What We Need To Know To Win!” November 20, 2012

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From 1984 (or 1985) An interesting Sinn Fein Pamphlet entitled “Republican Education -What We Need To Know To Win!”.
The Pamphlet outlines ways in which members can educate themselves and become more active. Through that recruiting more membersthrough various events.
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Anti Anglo Irish Bank leaflet from Concerned Irish Citizens (The Pro Sean Quinn Group) November 1, 2012

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An Anti Anglo Irish Bank leaflet from the group of Quinn supporters “Concerned Irish Citizens”
Many thanks to the sender.
I’va also uploaded it in pdf form here

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Another batch of Anti Sinn Fein Posters/ Cartoons from the DUP in the mid 1990′s October 26, 2012

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Another batch of Anti Sinn Fein Posters/ Cartoons from the DUP produced in the mid 1990′s.
Another selection of them here

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From the DUP in the mid 90′s a series of anti Sinn Fein and PUP posters / cartoons October 24, 2012

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From the DUP in the mid 1990′s a series of anti Sinn Fein and PUP posters/cartoons. They produced around 20 of them at the time. (I’ll post the rest in due course). Many of them are fairly blunt.

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Hunger Strike Memorial card issued by The Royal Victoria Hospital Workers Against H-Block/Armagh October 17, 2012


A Hunger Strike Memorial card issued by The Royal Victoria Hospital Workers Against H-Block/Armagh.
Many thanks to the sender.

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From 1997 The Natural Law Party’s Solution to the Conflict in Northern Ireland October 16, 2012

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The text of a 1997 Leaflet produced by The Natural Law Party for the Westminster Elections….

Other Natural Law Party Leaflets...

Natural Law Party’s Solution to the Conflict in Northern Ireland
James Anderson – Party Leader, Northern Ireland

JAMES ANDERSON was born in 1951 and holds an honours degree in Physics from Queen’s University, Belfast. After working in Astronomy for the Royal Observatory of Edinburgh he became a teacher of Transcendental Meditation. He is the Leader of the Natural Law Party of Northern Ireland and has worked on many projects promoting Natural Law programmes throughout Europe and the Far East. He is an established author and lecturer on the subject.

Natural Law Party programmes can bring an end to the troubles in Northern Ireland very rapidly, as shown by the findings of worldwide published research on conflict resolution. The research shows that the collective stress in Northern Ireland and the resulting bitterness and intransigence can be dramatically reduced by establishing a permanent group of at least 200 local people practising the technologies of consciousness and Natural Law on a daily basis.

The problem – stress fighting stress

The Natural Law Party views the source of conflict and distrust in Northern Ireland as lying deeper than race, religion, politics or paramilitary groups. The problem should be viewed not as Republicans fighting Loyalists or Protestants fighting Catholics, but rather as stress fighting stress. This will not be resolved by political talks alone – even with a change of government in London or Dublin.

The need to decommission mind-sets

The long-term build-up of stress in individual and collective conscious-ness has distorted the way people think and live. The result has been tension, fear and violence associated with rigid mind-sets and deep distrust. The International Body on Arms Decommissioning recognised this deeper nature of the problems in Northern Ireland and in Paragraph 15 of their internationally applauded report stated that: “What is really needed is the decommissioning of mind-sets in Northern Ireland.” How to achieve this “decommission-ing of mind-sets” was the subject of the Natural Law Party’s 75-page submission entitled “Decommission-ing the Potential for Conflict”, presented to the International Body on 18 December 1995.

The solution – reducing collective stress

The submission detailed 42 research studies which have demonstrated that a technology of consciousness exists which is capable of dramatically reducing collective stress and social conflict and creating a coherent, orderly, relaxed and positive collective consciousness. The scientific research, backed by prominent scientists worldwide, has shown that this transformation could be achieved by a coherence-creating group of people practising Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying on a daily basis at one location in Northern Ireland.

As indicated by the research, the minimum size of the group should be about 200 people. Eventually, we would like to establish a permanent group of at least 1,000 Yogic Flyers, a sufficient number to create a unifying effect throughout the whole of Great Britain and both parts of Ireland, and ultimately a group of 7,000 Yogic Flyers, enough to create a positive effect world-wide. These larger groups will make the peace truly stable since the troubles are a result not only of tensions within Northern Ireland but of outside pressures and influences from many parts of the world.

Radical action Now

A coherent, relaxed collective consciousness maintained on a daily basis by establishing a coherence-creating group will free narrow mind-sets and end violent conflict. Common sense will replace intransigence and bitterness as happened in Mozambique, where peace was established after nearly 30 years of dreadful civil war, through President Chissano’s initiative to train coherence-creating groups within the military.

In the resulting atmosphere of increasing trust and goodwill, dialogue will open at all levels of society, not just between political parties. Effective all-party talks could then take place from which agreed structures would emerge for a legislative body for Northern Ireland. Structures to strengthen the relationship between the two parts of Ireland could also be agreed which would enhance rather than threaten the relationship between both parts of Ireland and Britain.

All-party government

The Legislative Body should be elected by proportional repre-sentation. On convening, this body would elect an all-party cabinet which in turn would invite and appoint prominent successful people from Northern Ireland, those with the most relevant and established reputations, to head the various government departments. Ministers would delegate significant respon-sibility and authority for the management of the affairs of Northern Ireland to these prominent people. A similar system where ministers agree policy objectives but do not interfere in the day-to-day running of departments has already been successfully implemented in New Zealand.

A peaceful future

If this comprehensive approach to the situation in Northern Ireland is adopted then the immense positive potential of all the people will unfold and a government in tune with Natural Law can be established, capable of fulfilling the positive aspirations of all sections of the community. Your vote can rescue the destiny of Northern Ireland from the repeated failures of the old parties.

Yogic Flying creates order in the brain and peace in society

WORLDWIDE SUCCESS OF COHERENCE-CREATING GROUPS

The success of Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying in resolving social tension, conflict and crime has been amply demonstrated worldwide in 42 studies, for example:

The Natural Law Party offers:

Programmes to reduce stress and create coherence and integration in collective consciousness; to eliminate conflict and negativity and bring fulfilment to the positive aspirations of all sections of the community
Reduced sickness and suffering and the elimination of harmful side-effects through a national health system based on prevention and natural medicine
Education to develop higher consciousness – the full creativity and intelligence of every student
A dynamic economy through reliable programmes to develop national creativity and the creative dynamism of every company
All-party government satisfying the whole population
Lower taxation through efficient government and effective policies
A ban on genetically modified foods because of their great dangers Natural, prosperous, sustainable agriculture and a healthy, pollution-free environment

Success in Conflict Resolution

In the Middle East: an International Peace Project resulted in very significant conflict resolu-tion, details of which were published in the prestigious Journal of Conflict Resolution in December 1988.

In Mozambique: in the 2 years since its evaluation and implemen-tation by the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces the country has turned from a state of prolonged armed conflict to being one of the most peaceful and progressive nations in Africa (as reported in 1993 by the Commander of the armed forces, Lt. General Tobias Dai).

Success in Crime Reduction

In the USA: A National Demonstration Project in Washington D.C. reduced violent crime by 20% and significantly improved govern-mental effectiveness (as reported by the Independent Project Review Board).

In the UK: A project in the Merseyside Metropolitan Area reduced crime by 60% compared to national trends over a 5 year period (published in Psychology, Crime and Law Vol. 2 number 3 1996).

Natural Law Party of Northern Ireland

103, University Street, Belfast BT7 1HP

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“A felon’s cap’s the noblest crown. An Irish head can wear.” Leaflet from Tom Mitchell -Sinn Fein -1956 Mid Ulster By-Election September 11, 2012


From the 1956 Mid Ulster By-Election a leaflet from Sinn Fein candidate Tom Mitchell. The background to the by-election is fascinating, and you can see the reason the leaflet quotes the poem “The Felons of our land” with “A felon’s cap’s the noblest crown. An Irish head can wear.”
Mitchell polled 24,124 votes and lost the election.

The by-election held in Mid Ulster on 8 May 1956 was called because both candidates in the Mid Ulster by-election, 1955 were disqualified. Tom Mitchell was disqualified from assuming office because he was a convicted felon. Charles Beattie was awarded the seat but he was also disqualified because he held an office of profit under the Crown

More on Mitchell here

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