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
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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.

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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.

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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.)

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