Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from Máire Kirrane – The National Party (Catholic Democrats) -1997 General Election -Dublin South East July 31, 2014


From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from Máire Kirrane who was running for The National Party which had been founded by Nora Bennis in the wake of her run in the 1994 European Elections. They are now called The Catholic Democrats and Theresa Heaney ran for them in the 2014 European Elections
Máire Kirrane polled 1,169 votes and missed out on a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.
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A Rather extreme Pro Life Leaflet from the ‘Childrens Protection Society’ June 18, 2013


A Rather extreme Pro Life Leaflet from the ‘Childrens Protection Society’ which was recently delivered to TDs and Councillors all over the country. The leaflet is signed by John Clerkin. I’m wondering if its the same person who ran in 1991 with the slogan ‘Jobs for Youth – Not Condoms’ (Leaflet here)
Apologies if anyone is offended but the leaflet illustrates the type of material public representatives have been subjected to in recent times.

Many Thanks to the sender.

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1995 Youth Defence Leaflet -“John Paul II speaks…to Youth Defence” December 12, 2012


A Youth Defence Leaflet about two of their senior members Niamh Nic Mhathúna (now Niamh Uí Bhriain) and John Heaney meeting the Pope.

On Friday, 4th August 1995 Niamh Nic Mhathuna (Chairwoman) and John Heaney (Campaign Co-ordinator) of Youth Defence received an invitation to attend the Private Mass of His Holiness Pope John Paul II and afterwards to meet with the Holy Father at Castelgandolfo.

After Mass the Holy Father spoke to Niamh and John and gave them his undivided attention, stressing the importance of Youth Defence’s pro-life work. As the audience ended the Holy Father himself summoned the Vatican Photographers to record the event.

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“Children are not Pawns -Vote No” Leaflet from The Children’s Rights Referendum November 13, 2012

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From the Children’s Rights Referendum Campaign, a rather scary leaflet “Children are not Pawns -Vote No” from a group called ‘Clan Na Gael’.
Many Thanks to the sender.

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Darragh O’Reilly -Christian Solidarity Party – Dublin South West 2002 General Election April 2, 2012


From the 2002 General Election a leaflet from Darragh O’Reilly running for the Christian Solidarity Party in Dublin South West.  A former Principal of Tallaght Community School, O’Reilly polled 760 votes.
In the 1979 Local Elections he stood for Fianna Fail in the Whitechurch (Rathfarnham) ward winning 1334 votes but failed to win a seat.

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Gerard Casey -Christian Solidarity Party -1999 European Elections Dublin July 29, 2011


From the 1999 European Elections a leaflet from Gerard Casey of the Christian Solidarity Party who was running in Dublin. He polled 9,425 votes (over 3%).

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Spring 2011 ‘Dóchas’ Newsletter from the Christian Solidarity Party July 15, 2011


From Spring 2011 ‘Dóchas’ a Newsletter from the Christian Solidarity Party. I’ve uploaded it in pdf HERE or click on the image below to launch.

A few quotes from the newsletter.

On that note Daire Fitsgerald, our Candidate in the most liberal constituency in the country got 434 first preferences, did very well on the RTÉ Frontline programme and I believe his campaign in that constituency was instrumental in preventing Ivana Bacik from getting elected.

For the first time this century our party’s vote has not fallen, it has risen. Not only has it risen beyond the vote received in the 2007 general election, it has risen beyond the percentage of the vote received when the pro-life vote collapsed in 2002. Over-all our vote increased by more than 23%. For every 4 votes we received in 2007 we received almost 5 in 2011. Our share of the contested vote was even more impressive with an increase of 30% from 0.42% of the vote to 0.55%.

 

 
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