Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

From the 1945 Presidential Election -”McCartan for President” December 19, 2012

From the 1945 Presidential Election an ad for Independent candidate Patrick McCartan “McCartan for President”. He polled 212,834 votes (19.59%) in a contest won by Sean T O’Kelly.
McCartan a former TD and later founder member of of Clann na Poblachta , he also had a spell in the Seanad.
More info on him here


1990 Presidential Campaign Anti Mary Robinson Leaflet from Clann Na bFinini (The Family Group) November 27, 2012

From the 1990 Presidential Campaign an Anti Mary Robinson and Austin Currie Leaflet from a group called Clann Na bFinini (The Family Group).
The group labeled Mary Robinson as anti family and much more.

Many thanks to the sender.


Leaflet from Eamon De Valera -1966 Presidential Election June 7, 2012

A wonderful piece of history this. From the 1966 Presidential Election a leaflet from Eamon De Valera with the slogan “President of the Nation”. Inside he is pictured at the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the 1916 rising. There is also a section outlining his “50 years of service to the nation” as well as a good deal of the leaflet in Irish.
Many thanks to the lender.



From 1959 a flyer to Vote De Valera for President and Yes to the Change in Voting System May 24, 2012

From the 1959 Presidential Election and the Referendum on the Change in Voting system a flyer urging a vote for Eamon De Valera for president and a Yes vote in the Referendum.
De Valera was elected defeating Sean MacEoin. The Referendum proposal was defeated 486,989 votes against to 453,322 votes in favour.
Many thanks to the sender.


Martin McGuinness Leaflet with Sean Gallagher as the Fianna Fail candidate October 27, 2011

From the 2011 Presidential Election a Martin McGuinness Leaflet – “In this Election You Do Have a Choice -Fianna Fail, Labour , Fine Gael… Choose Jobs Fairness and Equality….”. We see Sean Gallagher as a Fianna Fail candidate.


“Gay Mitchell For President” leaflet from Fine Gael Cllr Anne-Marie Dermody -2011 Presidential Election October 25, 2011

From the 2011 Presidental Election campaign a leaflet from new Fine Gael Councillor Anne-Marie Dermody asking for a vote for Gay Mitchell. Anne-Marie Dermody was co-opted onto South Dublin County Council to replace Cait Keane who was elected to the Seanad.



Tom O’Higgins -Fine Gael -1966 Presidential Election October 20, 2011

A leaflet from Fine Gael candidate Tom O’Higgins from the 1966 Presidential Election where he lost to Eamon DeValera by just over 10,000 votes.
Many thanks to the sender.
(Apologies that the middle isn’t readable, should anyone have a better copy would love it.)



Leaflet from Dana Rosemary Scallon “Putting Ireland first- a President you can trust” October 19, 2011

From the 2011 Presidential Election a Leaflet from Dana Rosemary Scallon “Putting Ireland first- a President you can trust”.
I was given it this evening whilst walking past the Central Bank where Dana must have been visiting the Occupy Dame Street camp.



Mary Davis Litir um Thogchán

The Litir um Thogchán from Independent Presidential candidate Mary Davis delivered to both voters in my house. Note too the QR code on the front, I don’t think Gay Mitchell, Martin McGuinness or Michael D Higgins used one of them.
Note the blurb about trying to send just one campaign leaflet to each house.
If I recall correctly , the last time this happened for me was the 1989 European Elections where Proinsias De Rossa sent a single leaflet addressed to the ‘family’ as opposed to each voter in the house.



Poster (‘Print-Out’) for Sean Gallagher -Independent -2011 Presidential Election October 18, 2011

Independent Presidential candidate Sean Gallaghers latest newsletter links to this Poster (or Print-Out as he calls it) with the following text.

Stick a Print-Out in Your Window: Print out a Seán Gallagher notice and put it up in your window at home, in your local shop or on a noticeboard. Ask permission of course!


“What I stand for is YOU” – Mary Davis Presidential Election Broadcast October 17, 2011

From the 2011 Presidential Election, “What I stand for is YOU” The Mary Davis Presidential Election Broadcast


Flyer from Martin McGuinness -2011 Presidential Election October 14, 2011

From the 2011 Presidential Election campaign, The Martin McGuinness Election flyer that got posted out to all voters in the country.



Gay Mitchell Leaflet with his life in pictures and more …. October 13, 2011

From the 2011 Presidential campaign, a leaflet from Fine Gaels Gay Mitchell with his life in pictures and more. His wedding Day, with his brother, his mother, him as a child, him at the ploughing championships……
many thanks to the sender.



Presidential Election Broadcast from Sean Gallagher -Independent -2011 Presidential Election October 12, 2011

Seán Gallagher, independent Presidential candidate 2011, explains his message of hope, positivity and confidence for the Irish people.


Green, Yellow and Blue Gay Mitchell leaflets -2011 Presidential Election October 11, 2011

A Green Leaflet, a Yellow Leaflet and a Blue leaflet from Fine Gael 2011 Presidential Election candidate Gay Mitchell.
Many thanks to the sender for the Yellow Leaflet .



Mary Davis poster as Gaeilge

From the 2011 Presidential Election a poster for Independent candidate Mary Davis poster as Gaeilge.


Sticker from Sean Gallagher -Independent -2011 Presidential Campaign October 10, 2011

From the 2011 Presidential Campaign a sticker for Independent candidate Sean Gallagher.


Six page leaflet “Michael D. Higgins For President of Ireland” -Labour Party – 2011 Presidential Election

From the 2011 Presidential Election a six page leaflet from Labour Party candidate Michael D Higgins. There is a profile of the candidate, a message from the candidate, his vision for the Presidency and ways to put your talents to work with Michael D.
many thanks to the candidate for sending this on.




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