Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

The Hazel Tree Seeds ‘Brown Envelope Campaign’ -Ruairi Holohan -Green Party -Blackrock 2009 LE July 12, 2010


From the 2009 Local Elections in Blackrock, a packet of Hazel Tree seeds from Green Party candidate Ruairi Holohan. The seeds were given out as part of the ‘Brown Envelope Campaign’.
A clever device and a decent intention… but not enough to get him elected as he lost his seat. He polled 809 votes.
I wonder how many Hazel Trees were planted?

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Betty Reeves -Green Alliance -1985 Local Elections Blackrock June 22, 2010


From the 1985 local elections leaflet for Green candidate the late Betty Reeves. Betty Reeves was a founder member of the Green Party and was elected to the council in 1991.
It is a generic leaflet where the candidates name is stamped on it.

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A 2001 leaflet where the then Green Party Councillor Eamon Ryan introduces himself to the voters of Dublin South June 16, 2010


A 2001 leaflet where the then Green Party Councillor Eamon Ryan introduces himself to the voters of Dublin South. Ryan was initially elected as a Councillor for the Rathmines Ward in 1999 (I think he was co-opted onto the council prior to that) and was then switched to Dublin South in the run up to the 2002 General Election.

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Leaflet from Trish Forde Brennan -Limerick East -2007 GE June 11, 2010


From the 2007 General Election in Limerick East, a leaflet produced by Green Party candidate Trish Forde Brennan. She polled 1296 votes.
Some interesting ideas such as the Model Sports School in the Leaflet.

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Ann McGoldrick -Green Party -Dun Laoghaire 1987 GE


From the 1987 General Election, Green Party candidate Ann McGoldrick running in Dun Laoghaire. She polled 929 votes.
She stood again in 1989 as an Independent where she polled 110 votes.

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Meabh Cody -Green Party -Stillorgan 2009 LE


From the 2009 Local Electios in Stillorgan , a leaflet for Green Party candidate Meabh Cody. She polled 655 votes and failed to win a seat.

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Is GM Food Safe? -Patricia McKenna -1999 European Elections -Dublin June 3, 2010


From the 1999 European Elections, a leaflet produced by Green Party Candidate Patricia McKenna asking ‘Is GM Food Safe?’. Many of the concerns are still shared today.
Patricia McKenna was comfortably elected.

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