Irish Election Literature

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“It’s Right to Say No” -Good Friday Agreement leaflet from UK Unionist Party April 10, 2013


From the 1998 Referendum on the Good Friday Agreement a leaflet from Robert McCartneys UK Unionist Party with the slogan “It’s Right to Say No”.
The UK Unionists and The DUP were part of The ‘United Unionists..people with a heart for Ulster” that opposed the Agreement.
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Poster for “Spanish Civil War Mural Unveiling” -Belfast 20th April 2013

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A Poster for the “Spanish Civil War Mural Unveiling at the International Wall, Northumberland St, Belfast”  on the 20th April 2013.

Many Thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet from Nigel Lutton -Independent Agreed Unionist Candidate- Mid Ulster 2013 By Election March 7, 2013


From the 2013 Mid Ulster By-Election a leaflet from Independent and ‘The Agreed Unionist Candidate’ Nigel Lutton.
Theres a profile of the candidate, Peter Robinson and Mike Nesbitt extolling the virtues of the candidate as well as some policies.

A special thanks to the sender… who rescued this from a relatives bin (yes I’ve searched in bins for leaflets too )
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Flyer and sample ballot from Patsy McGlone- SDLP- 2013 mid ulster by election

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A flyer and sample ballot from SDLP Mid Ulster by Election candidate Patsy McGlone. Note the sample ballot showing two of the candidates not living in the constituency.
A special thanks to the sender… who rescued this from a relatives bin (yes I’ve searched in bins for leaflets too )

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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.
Many Thanks to the sender.

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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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