Irish Election Literature

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“Progressive Democrats New Deal!” -1987 Leaflet from The Progressive Democrats November 6, 2013

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From the 1987 General Election a leaflet outlining the “Progressive Democrats New Deal!”. It contains details of all the partys policies, such as reducing the number of TDs, Abolishing the Senate, Standard Tax rates to go down to 25% and more.
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Leaflet from Michael O’Kennedy , Michael Smith -Fianna Fail- Tipperary North -1987 General Election October 16, 2013


From the 1987 General Election a leaflet from Fianna Fail candidates Michael O’Kennedy and Michael Smith who were both elected in Tipperary North. The Leaflet gives lengthy profiles of the candidates as well as details on how “North Tipperary can depend on this experienced team”. We also have Charles Haugheys message to the Electorate with details of “The Fianna Fail plan for National Recovery”.
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Leaflet from Sean Deegan -Independent- Tipperary North -1987 General Election July 30, 2013

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From the 1987 General Election a leaflet from Independent candidate Sean Deegan who was running in Tipperary North. Deegan polled 322 votes and failed to win a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.
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‘Ryan Stands on His Record’ 1987 Leaflet from John Ryan -Labour- Tipperary North- Outlining what had been ‘delivered’ Locally and Nationally June 6, 2013

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From the 1987 General Election, ‘Ryan Stands on His Record’,  a leaflet from Labour Party TD for Tipperary North John Ryan outlining what had been delivered by the coalition government both Locally and Nationally over the previous five years.
Ryan polled 4,558 votes and missed out on a seat as newcomer Michael Lowry claimed a seat for Fine Gael and Michael O’Kennedy and Michael Smith won seats for Fianna Fail.
Many Thanks to the sender.
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Flyer from Michael O’Kennedy and Michael Smith- Fianna Fail -1987 General Election -Tipperary North June 1, 2013


From the 1987 General Election a flyer for Fianna Fail candidates Michael O’Kennedy and Michael Smith who were both elected in Tipperary North.
Many Thanks to the sender.
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Flyer from Michael Lowry, Denis Ryan -Fine Gael -1987 General Election -Tipperary North May 29, 2013

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From the 1987 General Election a flyer for Fine Gael Tipperary North candidates Michael Lowry and Denis Ryan. Lowry polling 5821 votes was elected whilst Ryan polled 2038 votes and failed to win a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.
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From 1987 “Thatcher wants Garret … Do You? ” ….. Vote Fianna Fail April 8, 2013

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From the 1987 General Election campaign a wonderful Ad from Fianna Fail using the unpopularity of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher… “Thatcher wants Garret … Do You? “
Many Thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet from Paddy Cooney,Colm Smyth and Seamus Finnan -Fine Gael -1987 General Election -Longford Westmeath August 6, 2012


From the 1987 General Election a leaflet fro Fine Gael candidates Paddy Cooney,Colm Smyth and Seamus Finnan running in Longford Westmeath. Former Minister of Justice Paddy Cooney was elected.

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Leaflet for John Donnellan, Fintan Coogan, John O’Malley -Fine Gael – Galway West -1987 General Election July 9, 2012


From the 1987 General Election a leaflet for Fine Gael Galway West candidates John Donnellan, Fintan Coogan and John O’Malley. Donnellan was elected.
John Donnellan was on the Galway 3 in a row team that won the All Ireland football title in 1964, 1965 and 1966, He captioned them in 1964. His son Michael Donnellan won two All Ireland medals with Galway.
Fintan Coogan was elected to the Dail in November 1982 but lost his seat in this 1987 election and never regained it.

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1987 Michael Moynihan letter to electors about not sending “a voluminous amount of election literature.” – Labour -South Kerry June 20, 2012

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A lovely letter to electors from Labour TD for Kerry South Michael Moynihan saying that he wont be sending each voter “a voluminous amount of  election literature.” I think its from the 1987 General Election where Moynihan lost his seat. I may be biased but maybe the lack of election literature was a factor!

 

1987 leaflet from Michael Noonan , Tom O’Donnell -Fine Gael -Limerick East June 10, 2012


From the 1987 General Election a leaflet from Fine Gael candidates Michael Noonan and Tom O’Donnell. With a huge PD vote in Limerick, Noonan held on to the seat he first one in 1981, whilst O’Donnell lost the seat he had held since 1961.
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Leaflet for Garret Fitzgerald, Joe Doyle, Willie Eagan -1987 GE -Fine Gael -Dublin South East June 1, 2012


From the 1987 General Election a leaflet from Joe Doyle, Willie Egan and outgoing Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald running for Fine Gael in Dublin South East. Fitzgerald topped the poll with 8,068 votes and was elected on the first count. Doyle polled 3,323 votes and Egan 860. Neither of them were elected.

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Featuring Éamon Ó Cuív .. 1987 and 1992 General Election Ads from Fianna Fail Galway West May 8, 2012


From the 1987 and 1992 General Elections ads for Fianna Fail Galway West candidates Éamon Ó Cuív , Frank Fahey,Maire Geoghegan Quinn and Mark Killilea.
Via the Galway Advertiser Archive

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“Stop Taxing Work” -Progressive Democrats 1987 General Election December 30, 2011


From the 1987 General Election, “Stop Taxing Work” from the Dessie O’Malley led Progressive Democrats .

 

1987 leaflet from Mary O’Rourke, Albert Reynolds, Henry Abbott- Fianna Fail -Longford Westmeath June 14, 2011


Some big names here in this 1987 election leaflet for Mary O’Rourke, Albert Reynolds and Henry Abbott. Reynolds a former Taoiseach, O’Rourke a former minister and leader of The Seanad, whilst Abbott became a high court judge. In this 1987 General Election, all three were elected in the four seat Longford Westmeath. Abbott lost his seat in 1989.

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flyer from Helen Keogh -Progresive Democrats- 1987 General Election Dun Laoghaire June 9, 2011


From the 1987 General Election a flyer from one of three Progressive Democrat candidates in Dun Laoghaire , Helen Keogh. In this the PDs first election, Keogh was initially seen as favourite to win a seat.That changed when Geraldine Kennedy was added to the Progressive Democrat ticket. Kennedy won a seat.
The leaflet focuses on Helen Keogh and not party policy.

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A “Vote Labour” sticker from the 1987 General Election June 7, 2011


From the 1987 General Election a ‘Vote Labour’ sticker.

 

Leaflet from Garret Fitzgerald, Joe Doyle, Willie Egan -Fine Gael- Dublin South East- 1987 General Election May 19, 2011


From the 1987 General Election a leaflet from outgoing Taoiseach , the late Garret Fitzgerald, the late Joe Doyle and Willie Egan running for Fine Gael in Dublin South East.
After five years in government, the Slogan for the election was “We’ve done the Groundwork -Now Let’s Build the Nation”.
Fitzgerald topped the poll but was unable to bring in either of his running mates as Joe Doyle lost his seat.

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