Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from Paddy Doheny – Labour – Tullamore -2014 Local Elections May 10, 2014

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A leaflet from Paddy Doheny who is running for Labour in Tullamore for a seat on Offaly County Council.
The Tullamore Labour Party Facebook Page
Many thanks to the sender




Leaflet from Sinead Dooley -Fianna Fail – Tullamore -2014 Local Elections March 16, 2014

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A leaflet from Councillor Sinead Dooley who is running for Fianna Fail in Tullamore for a seat on Offaly County Council.
Her profile on the Fianna Fail Website




Roscommon and Offaly County Council Local Election Results 1942 to 2009 September 10, 2012

Another bunch of old local election results mostly unavailable on
The main page for old local Election results I’ve uploaded to date is HERE

These are in excel format

Roscommon County Council 1942 to 2009 results

Offaly County Council 1942 to 2009 results


Leaflet for John Carroll -Independent – Birr-Offaly Co Council 2009 Local Elections March 9, 2012

From the 2009 Local Elections a leaflet from Independent Councillor John Carroll who was running for a seat on Birr Town Council and Offaly County Council. He had previously stood a number of times for Sinn Fein including the 1984 European Elections and the 1987 and 1992 General Elections. (His record at
He is currently in the news as his son Donncha O’Cearbhail was recently arrested in connection with hacker group LulzSec.



Leaflet from Eddie Fitzpatrick- Independent (Joined FF recently) -Laois Offaly 2011 GE August 15, 2011

A 2011 General Election Leaflet from then Independent Eddie Fitzpatrick who joined Fianna Fail recently. The Portarlington based, former PD councillor left the PDs after the 2007 General Election and held his council seat in 2009.
In the 2011 General Election he polled a respectable 2554 votes. He had been voting with Fianna Fail on the council prior to joining them.
Tullamore Tribune article on Cllr Fitzpatrick Joining Fianna Fail



John Clendennen-Fine Gael -Industrial & Commercial Panel -2011 Seanad Election April 15, 2011

From the 2011 Seanad Elections a flyer from Fine Gael candidate John Clendennen who is running for a seat on the Industrial & Commercial Panel. The Offaly based Clendennen was nominated by the Restaurants Association of Ireland.



“It Happened Under Fianna Fails Watch” -Leaflet for Barry Cowen , Sinead Dooley, Danny Owens -Fianna Fail -2009 LE Tullamore December 24, 2010

From the 2009 Local Elections a leaflet for the Taoiseachs brother Barry Cowen and Sinead Dooley running for Offaly County Council in the Tullamore LEA. Sinead Dooley is Brian Cowens Personal Assistant.
The Leaflet contains a slogan I’d hazard wont be on Fianna Fails 2011 Election Material …”It Happened Under Fianna Fails Watch”

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Leaflet for Fianna Fail candidates Tullamore Town Council and Offaly County Council -2009 Local Elections December 7, 2010

From the 2009 Local Elections a leaflet for the Fianna Fail candidates for Tullamore Town Council complete with lovely pic of Brian Cowen. Sinead Dooley (Brian Cowens personal assistant), Declan Harvey, Tony McCormack and Paddy Rowland were all elected whilst Shane Murray failed to get in.
Also on the leaflet voters are urged to vote for Taoiseachs brother Barry Cowen as well as Sinead Dooley and Danny Owens for Offaly County Council. All three were elected.



Tom Cribbin – ‘Independant’ -Edenderry -2009 LE November 4, 2010

I love this 2009 leaflet from ‘Independant’ Tom Cribbin running for Edenderry Town Council and Offaly County Council. I’m puzzled if the spelling mistake is deliberate or not.
Cribbin, a long standing Councillor resigned from Fianna Fail in protest at the party’s selection procedure for local election candidates prior to the 2009 Local Elections. He ran as an Independent.
He failed to win a seat on Offaly County Council and I’m unsure if he won a seat or not on Edenderry Town Council.



‘Keep Olwyn Working For You’ -Olwyn Enright -Fine Gael 2007 General Election- Laois Offaly August 30, 2010

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From the 2007 General Election a leaflet for Fine Gael Laois-Offaly candidate Olwyn Enright. Enright the daughter of former Fine Gael TD Tom Enright was elected to the Dail in 2002.
In 2005 she married then Fine Gael Senator , now TD for Donegal North East Joe McHugh.
In August 2010 she announced that she would not be standing at the next General Election.



Alan Farrell -Labour- Tullamore Town Council 2009 LE July 14, 2010

From the 2009 Local Elections for Tullamore Town Council a flyer for Labour candidate Alan Farrell. Farrell failed to be elected.
Others on the party ticket were Lar Byrne, Lorraine Dormer and Sean O’Brien. Lar Byrne and Sean O’Brien were elected.



Leaflet for Pat Moylan ,Una Collison, Joe Dooley, Jim McNamara – Fianna Fail -Birr 1999 LE June 19, 2010

From the 1999 Local Elections for Offaly County Council. A Leaflet for the Fianna Fail candidates Una Collison, Joe Dooley, Jim McNamara and Pat Moylan running in Birr LEA.
Joe Dooley and Pat Moylan were elected.
Pat Moylan has also served in the Seanad and has held the position of Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann.



Michael Fox-Independent Fine Gael -2009 Local Elections -Edenderry May 27, 2010

From the 2009 Local Elections for Offaly County Council, Independent Fine Gael candidate Michael Fox running in the Edenderry LEA. Despite polling well he failed to get in.
Fox, previously elected for Fine Gael in Tullamore switched to Edenderry after boundary changes. He had failed to get a nomination by Fine Gael, so ran as an Independent. The long serving councillor had twice (Nov 1982 and 1987) been on the Fine Gael General Election ticket in Laois-Offaly.

Unusual to have an Independent Fine Gael candidate as we are more used to Independent Fianna Fail ones.



Pat Gallagher, Sean O’Brien,Lar Byrne, Joe Feery, Ann Starling -Labour Party -1999 LE, Offaly CC, Tullamore UDC March 4, 2010

From the 1999 local elections a flyer for Labour candidates Senator Pat Gallagher and Cllr Sean O’Brien running for Offaly County Council. On the reverse the Labour Candidates for Tullamore UDC, Pat Gallagher, Sean O’Brien,Lar Byrne, Joe Feery and Ann Starling are all shown.

Pat Gallagher resigned from politics around 2000 to take up the position of Director of Community and Enterprise with Westmeath County Council. He is now the County Manager of Offaly County Council, having previously held a similar post with Galway County Council. He had been elected to the Dail in 1992 and lost his seat in 1997. He was elected to the Senate in 1997. (His record at
The Labour result in Tullamore UDC was a massive victory for them as Labour won four of the nine seats (result at Pat Gallagher, Sean O’Brien,Lar Byrne and Joe Feery were elected with Ann Starling missing out.
Incidentally a ‘Miriam O’Callaghan’ was elected for Fianna Fail there too (although I gather no relation).
Theres nothing on the flyer indicating policy, its just photos of the candidates.



Tom Parlon- Progressive Democrats -2007 GE Laois-Offaly January 17, 2010

From the 2007 General Election, former IFA president Tom Parlon. Parlon then a junior Minister was big on decentralisation.

Having won a seat in 2002, he lost it in this 2007 election. (Parlon on . He then became DG of the Connstruction Industry Federation.



Peter Ormond -1999 LE -Birr January 7, 2010

The then Independent Peter Ormond from the 1999 local elections in Birr where he was elected.
He duly switched to Fianna Fail and was elected in 2004 and 2009 on the Fianna Fail ticket.
Peter Ormond illustrates here many of the issues that went ignored since 1999. Roads being flooded, planning issues and so on.




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