Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from Willie Moore -The Workers’ Party -Waterford City South April 18, 2014

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A leaflet from Willie Moore of The Workers Party who is contesting the Waterford South electoral area. He came close to taking a seat in Waterford South (before the boundary changes) in 2009, having got 546 first preferences.
The Campaign Facebook Page
Many thanks to the sender.

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Leaflet from Mary Butler -Fianna Fail -Comeragh -Waterford -2014 Local Elections February 3, 2014

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A leaflet from the Portlaw based Mary Butler who is a Fianna Fail candidate in Comeragh for a seat on Waterford County Council. The leaflet also has a message of support from Micheál Martin.

The Campaign Facebook Page
The candidates Twitter @mary_butler_
Many thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet From Sean Walsh -Independent (John Halligan) – Comeragh -Waterford -2014 Local Elections January 28, 2014

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A Leaflet from Sean Walsh an Independent candidate running in Comeragh for a seat on Waterford County Council. He is endorsed by Waterford Independent TD John Halligan. I’m told he is the same Sean Walsh who was a Workers Party Councillor in Kilkenny for many years.

The Campaign Facebook Page
Many thanks to the sender.

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Leaflets from Kevin Lynch- H-Block -1981 General Election -Waterford January 3, 2014

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From the 1981 General Election Leaflets from Hunger Striker Kevin Lynch who was running in Waterford. He polled 3,337 votes but failed to win a seat. He died on the 1st August 1981.
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Simon Hanley, Jim Harty, Jerry O’Brien, Garry O’Halloran, Michael O’Riordan, Richard Walsh-Fine Gael -Dungarvan 1985 November 4, 2013


From the 1985 Local Elections a leaflet for Fine Gael candidates Simon Hanley, Jim Harty, Jerry O’Brien, Garry O’Halloran, Michael O’Riordan and Richard Walsh who were running in Dungarvan. Michael O’Rioran, Jim Harty and Garry O’Halloran were elected. I’ve included the Dungarvan 1985 results too.

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From 1973 A letter from Fine Gael TD Eddie Collins in reply to someone looking for a seat on the RTE Authority October 8, 2013

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I found this in a copy of Fine Gaels ‘Just Society’ that I had at the bottom of a drawer. Its a letter from Fine Gael Waterford TD Eddie Collins to , what I can only assume is a constituent who had asked his advice about applying for a position on the RTE Authority. I wonder what the ‘movement’ referred to in the letter was?

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Ads for An Poblacht Chríostúil (Christian Republic) 1960 LE Waterford and 1965 GE Cork October 22, 2012


From the 1960 Local Elections an Ad for 3 Poblacht Chríostúil candidates Padraig Griffin, Liam Hearne and Liam Jackman who were running for seats on Waterford Corporation.
Griffin polled 102 votes, Hearne 162 votes and Jackman 64 votes with none of them being elected.
The second clipping is from the 1965 General Election campaign where Sylvester Cotter and Alex Miller were running in Cork Mid and Cork City. Cotter polled 498 votes whilst Miller polled 547 votes.
This piece explains the partys policies

The aims and ideals of this Irish Christian party, as published on its membership card are:

“1. To change the present political structure from contentious government to a form of Government based on Christian Principles and Social Justice,
“2. To foster a resurgence of true patriotism by stimulating interest in public and social administration through the study and application of Christian Social Principles.
“3. To prepare candidates for local and national office who will apply these principles for the common good.
“4. To oppose all subversive influences into our Christian and National Heritage.
“5. To work towards a planned economy aimed at the full development of the country’s resources with self-sufficiency and the repopulation of the country as primary considerations.”
According to their wikipedia entry ” Senator Eoghan Harris campaigned for the party and spoke at its rallies”

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Leaflet for Joe Cummins, Patrick Power, Tony Roche -Fianna Fail -Waterford 1985 Local Elections July 30, 2012

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From the 1985 Local Elections a Leaflet for Joe Cummins, Patrick Power and Tony Roche who were running for Fianna Fail in Area 1 of Waterford Corporation. Power and Roche were elected.
Strangely enough I see no record of Joe Cummins running but two other Fianna Fail candidates Larry Dower and Ann O’Rourke are listed in the results I have.

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Leaflet from Dan Foley -Labour – 1937 General Election Waterford July 14, 2012


From the 1937 General Election a leaflet from Labour Party candidate in Waterford Dan Foley. Foley,who was President of the Waterford Workers Council, polled 3,179 votes and missed out on a seat.
The issues addressed in the leaflet give an idea of the problems of the time.
Many thanks to the sender.

 

Leaflet from Paddy Gallagher -Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party- 1981 General Election -Waterford June 13, 2012


From the 1981 General Election a leaflet from Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party candidate Paddy Gallagher who was running in Waterford. Gallagher, who had been elected to Waterford Corporation in 1974, polled 3,463 votes in this 1981 General Election and failed to win a seat. The drop in vote from 1977 could be in part explained by the presence of H-Block candidate Kevin Lynch on the ballot paper.
Gallagher was elected to the Dail in February 1982 , however he lost his seat in the November 1982 General Election.

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Brian O’Shea ‘for Party Chairperson’ Leaflet from the 2012 Labour Conference April 13, 2012

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From the 2012 Labour Party Conference a leaflet from former TD for Waterford Brian O’Shea who is running for Chairperson of the Party. A former Minister of State , O’Shea has been the Labour Party Chairperson since 2007.
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2011 Christmas Card from John Halligan -Independent -Waterford January 17, 2012


This Christmas card from Independent TD for Waterford John Halligan got a bit of media coverage recently. Its unusual to say the least……

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Crossword Puzzle flyer for Noel McDonagh -Fine Gael -1985 Local Elections Tramore October 2, 2011


From the 1985 Local elections, an unusual flyer from Fine Gaels Noel McDonagh who was running for a seat in Tramore. Unless you knew the candidate, it would be a difficult enough crossword.
Noel McDonagh polled 371 votes and failed to win a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.

 

Local Election Results for Cork City (1974 to 2009), Cork County (1960 to 2009), Waterford City and County (1974 to 2009)and July 27, 2011


Another bunch of Local Election Results that are currently unavailable online. At the minute the fabulous electionsireland.org has most of the 1991 LE with all of the 1999, 2004 and 2009 results.
These are excel files.
Cork City Council 1974 to 2009

Cork Cork County Council 1960 to 2009

Waterford City Council 1974 to 2009
In the 1985 in Waterford City Council Results WPP stands for Waterford Peoples Party which was a split from The Workers Party.

Waterford County Council 1974 to 2009
(There are a few gaps for Waterford County Council for 1979, would love the results if you have them)
Other results to date posted Here (Cavan, Carlow, Clare) and Here (Dublin City and County)

Many thanks to the sender

 

“A Message from Cllr. John Halligan” -Independent- Waterford 2011 General Election July 23, 2011


From the 2011 General Election in Waterford a “A Message from Cllr. John Halligan” who was running as an Independent. The former Workers Party councillor was elected.

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Leaflet from Declan Waters -”Independent Pro-Life Christian Democrat” -Waterford -2011 General Election June 6, 2011


A leaflet from “Independent Pro-Life Christian Democrat” Declan Waters who was running in the 2011 General Election Waterford. In the leaflet amongst other things he mentions is that he “is running for the fourth time for Dail Eireann”. In 1997 he ran for ‘The National Party‘ , in 2002 he ran for the Christian Solidarity Party , in 2007 he ran as an Independent.
In this 2011 election he polled 222 votes. (his record at electionsireland.org)

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Leaflet from Ben Nutty -Fís Nua -Waterford -2011 General Election May 16, 2011


From the 2011 General Election a leaflet from Ben Nutty the Fís Nua candidate in Waterford. A former member of The Green Party (He stood for them in the 1999 European Elections), he polled 257 votes in the 2011 Election.

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Flyer from Ciara Conway -Labour -Waterford 2011 General Election May 15, 2011


From the 2011 General Election a flyer for Labour Party candidate in Waterford Ciara Conway. Dungarvan based Conway ran with Seamus Ryan on the Labour Party ticket and was duly elected. Previous Labour TD Brian O’Shea retired prior to the election.

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