Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Limerick City and County Council Local Election Results 1960 to 2009 August 13, 2011

Limerick City and County Council Local Election Results 1960 to 2009.
At the minute the fabulous has most of the 1991 LE with all of the 1999, 2004 and 2009 results. So this continues to add the online availability of old election results online.

These are excel files.

Limerick City Council Election Results 1960 to 2009

Limerick County Council Election Results 1960 to 2009

Other results to date posted Here (Cavan, Carlow, Clare) and Here (Dublin City and County)
The Cork and Waterford ones here

I’ve leaflets for many of these Local Election candidates posted. Alas I’ve it done by year as opposed to year / area.

2009 Local Elections

2004 Local Elections

1999 Local Elections

1991 Local Elections

1985 Local Elections

1979 Local Elections

1974 Local Elections

1967 Local Elections
Many thanks to the sender.


“Limerick Sinn Fein News” -Summer 2011 August 12, 2011

The Summer 2011 edition of Limerick Sinn Fein News. Water Charges, The Universal Social Charge and The Hunger strikes are amongst the topics covered.
Many thanks to the sender.



Flyer from John Ryan -Democratic Left -1998 Limerick East By-Election July 31, 2011

From the 1998 Limerick East By-Election a flyer from Democratic Left candidate John Ryan. It (and the Dublin North by Election held on the same day) was the last election fought by the Democratic Left before their merger with the Labour Party.
John Ryan polled 3,868 votes.



Flyer from Tom Collopy -Sinn Fein-Limerick East -2009 Local Elections July 30, 2011

From the 2009 Local Elections a flyer from Sinn Fein candidate Tom Collopy who was running in the Limerick East Ward. Collopy polled 304 votes and failed to win a seat.


“A message to all my supporters from Michael Noonan TD” – Denis McCarthy -Fine Gael -2009 LE Limerick East July 28, 2011

From the 2009 Local Elections for Limerick City Council a leaflet from Fine Gael candidate Denis McCarthy running in the Limerick East Ward with “A message to all my supporters from Michael Noonan TD”. McCarthy polled 562 votes and was elected.



Pre 1981 General Election profile of Willie O’Dea – “William O’Dea: A first step into the Limelight” June 15, 2011

Willie O’Dea when he was William O’Dea. Again not an election leaflet (like the Pat Cox one posted recently) but I thought would be of interest. Its from the run up to the 1981 General Election where William O’Dea has been selected on the Fianna Fail ticket in Limerick East. He failed to win a seat but won a seat in the February 1982 election.
Many thanks to the sender.


Flyer from Maurice Quinlivan- Sinn Fein -Limerick -2011 General Election February 15, 2011

A Flyer from Sinn Fein candidate Maurice Quinlivan running in the- Sinn Fein -Limerick -2011 General Election.



Leaflet for Maurice Quinlivan Sinn Fein -Limerick -2011 General Election February 4, 2011

From the 2011 General Election a leaflet from Sinn Fein candidate Maurice Quinlivan running in Limerick.
Elected to Limerick City Council in 2009, It was the making of defamatory statements about Quinlivan, that eventually led to Willie O’Dea resigning as Minister of Defence.



‘Check out’, ‘Support Willie on Facebook’ -Willie O’Dea 2011 General Election Flyer. January 17, 2011

A leaflet from Willie O’Dea asking voters to “Check out”; and “Support Willie on Facebook”. He also aks you to “Register as a friend…”
Many thanks to the sender.



2002 Article by Willie O’Dea – “Fine Gaels Future Looks Bleak”

Had to laugh when I saw this on an archived version of Willie O’Deas Website from 2002.
Willie writes…

They see, just like the rest of us, a potentially seismic realignment of Irish politics. Their problem is that they don’t know where to shift to. This indecision is due to the existance of two distinct groupings within Fine Gael.
The fault line running through Fine Gael was papered over by their antipathy to Fianna Fáil. Yet this fault line became almost geographically visible within months of Michael Noonan taking the leadership. Their stance on the abortion referendum exposed the gulf for all to see, including me.
I hate to be an “I told you so”, but I predicted as much last March. In the aftermath of the abortion referendum vote I wrote in the Sunday Independent: “The party (Fine Gael) tried to face two ways at once and it will pay the price. They now seek to claim the urban no voters who according to today’s poll don’t support Fine Gael while turning their back on their traditional supporters outside Dublin who largely voted Yes.”



Card from Willie O’Dea with Clinic Details January 4, 2011

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A Card from Willie O’Dea, Minister for Defence, with details of his various clinics. The Fianna Fail TD for Limerick East has a lot of clinics.
I also thought that in light of his unexpected sacking as a Minister he must have been stuck with a pile of these cards reminding him and voters of his demotion.



Michael Mulcair -Fianna Fail -2009 Local Elections Rathkeale January 1, 2011

From the 2009 Local Elections a leaflet for Fianna Fail candidate Michael Mulcair running in Rathkeale.
Despite polling a decent 905 votes he failed to win a seat.



Poster for Cian Prendiville -Socialist Party (part of the United Left Alliance) -2011 Election Limerick City December 19, 2010

From the forthcoming General Election a Poster for Cian Prendiville of the Socialist Party running in the Limerick City constituency.
Its the first bit of election material I’ve seen referring to the United Left Alliance.
The sender (many thanks) notes…
At 21 he is, to the best of my knowledge, the youngest general election candidate .


‘Plane Daft -Berties Team leave Shannon Stranded” -Fine Gael leaflet on Shannon Airport December 15, 2010

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From Fine Gael a leaflet from early 2008, on Fianna Fails neglect of Shannon Airport. They also have the Government supporting Michael Lowry down as someone to blame too.



From Limerick in 1957 -”Fianna Fail Faces Facts , Fianna Fail for Future Freedom” Poster December 1, 2010

From the 1957 General Election in the Limerick West constituency a poster for Fianna Fail candidates Michael Colbert, James Collins and Donnchadh O Briain with the slogan “Fianna Fail Faces Facts , Fianna Fail for Future Freedom”.
James Collins served was first elected in 1948 and served until his death in 1967. The subsequent by-election was won by his son Gerry Collins. Another son Michael Collins also served as a TD. His Grandson Niall Collins is currently a TD for Limerick West.
Michael Colbert served 3 terms as a TD.
Donnchadh O Briain was fist elected in 1933 and held his seat until his retirement in 1969.
in this 1957 Election, Collins and Ó Briain were elected. (Result at


Stephen Keary -Fine Gael – Rathkeale 2009 LE November 3, 2010

From the 2009 Local Elections a Leaflet for Fine Gael candidate Stephen Keary running in Rathkeale. Keary, who had missed out in 2004 was easily elected.
Amongst the items in the leaflet is his website. Its an interesting idea .



“Launching a Left Challenge for the Next General Election” featuring Cian Prendiville ‘Dail Candidate for Limerick’ -Socialist Party 2010 October 28, 2010

A Poster advertising a Public Rally in Limerick on Tuesday 2nd of November. The Rally will be “Launching a Left Challenge for the Next General Election” featuring both Joe Higgins and Cian Prendiville The Socialist Partys ‘Dail Candidate for Limerick’ .
As far as I’m aware Prendiville will be the Socialist Partys first General Election candidate in Limerick.


Jan O’Sullivan -Labour Party -2007 GE Limerick East August 27, 2010

From the 2007 General Election a leaflet from Labour Party candidate Jan O’Sullivan running in Limerick East. O’Sullivan was comfortably elected. Jan O’Sullivan , a former member of Jim Kemmys Democratic Socialist Party, was elected in the 1998 by-election caused by the passing of Jim Kemmy. She has held the seat since.




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