Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Leaflet from Anne Murphy -Communist Party of Great Britain- 1994 European Elections London NW May 14, 2013


From the 1994 European Elections a leaflet from Irishwoman Anne Murphy who was running for the Communist Party of Great Britain in London North West.
Many thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet from Gerry Collins -Fianna Fail -1994 European Elections July 15, 2012

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From the 1994 European Elections a leaflet from Fianna Fail Limerick based TD Gerry Collins running in Munster. Collins was elected on this his first attempt at winning a seat in the European Parliament.
Gerry Collins distinguished career is covered and amongst the other items mentioned is his role in releasing hostages including Brian Keenan.

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Leaflet from Martin O’Regan -Workers Party 1994 European Elections Munster June 7, 2012

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From the 1994 European Elections a leaflet from Workers Party candidate Martin O’Regan. O’Regan polled 6,270 votes and missed out on a seat.

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Leaflet from Orla Guerin , Bernie Malone -Labour -1994 European Elections Dublin June 5, 2012


From the 1994 European Elections Campaign a leaflet for Labour Party Dublin candidates Orla Guerin and Bernie Malone.
The sitting MEP Bernie Malone, who had been co-opted to replace Barry Desmond, had been selected at the Selection convention and was none too pleased when then RTE journalist Orla Guerin was added to the ticket. The addition, supposedly at Dick Springs request, caused friction within the party and between the candidates.. It was one of the most memorable campaigns for rivalry between candidates…. All sorts of rumours went around at the time.
In the end Malone held on to her seat and it was Guerin, despite polling well, who lost out.
Orla Guerin joined the BBC in 1995 and has worked there since. Bernie Malone lost her seat in 1999 after Proinsias de Rossa was added to the Labour ticket and De Rossa was easily elected.

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Leaflet from Olive Braiden, Niall Andrews, John Stafford -Fianna Fail -1994 European Elections -Dublin December 22, 2011


From the 1994 European Elections a leaflet for Fianna Fail Dublin candidates Olive Braiden, Niall Andrews and John Stafford. Andrews was elected.

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Poster for Pat Rabbitte -Democratic Left -1994 European Elections April 13, 2011


From the 1994 European Elections in Dublin , a window poster for Pat Rabbitte running for the Democratic Left. Rabbitte polled 24,133 votes and failed to win a seat.

 

John Staffords (and Jack Charltons) World Cup USA 94 Fixture Guide-Fianna Fail-1994 European Elections July 11, 2010


From the 1994 European Elections a USA 94 fixture Guide from Fianna Fail candidate John Stafford. He failed to win a seat.
A strange leaflet where he endorses himself from Jack Charlton.

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Pat The Cope Gallagher, Mark Killilea -Fianna Fail -Connaught Ulster 1994 European Elections July 7, 2010


From the 1994 European Elections a leaflet for Fianna Fail candidates Mark Killilea and Pat the Cope Gallagher.
Both were elected.
Killilea served two terms in Europe.
Having served as a TD since 1981, Gallagher was first elected to The European Parliament in this 1994 election. He was reelected in 1999 , didn’t stand in 2004 and was elected again in 2009.

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Flyer for John StaFFord -Fianna Fail -1994 European Elections Dublin June 25, 2010

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From the 1994 European Elections in Dublin a Flyer for Fianna Fail candidate John Stafford. Stafford failed to win a seat.
Its not often you see a party Logo being used in a candidates name as Stafford does here.

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Larry O’Toole -Sinn Fein -1994 European Elections Dublin June 10, 2010


From the 1994 European Elections a leaflet for Sinn Fein candidate Larry O’Toole. He polled 8,190 votes.
The Election was prior to the First IRA ceasefire in August 1994. O’Toole also mentions Section 31 of the broadcasting act which had been dropped earlier that year.

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Canvass Card from Pat Rabbitte -Democratic Left -1994 European Elections Dublin May 26, 2010


From the 1994 European Elections a canvass card for Democratic Left candidate Pat Rabbitte running in Dublin.
Rabbitte was canvassing outside a Shamrock Rovers game in the RDS when I picked this up. As far as I know, He is a Rovers fan.
Pat Rabbitte failed to win a seat.

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Bernie Malone -Labour Party -1994 European Elections March 25, 2010


From the 1994 European Elections, Labour candidate Bernie Malone. Bernie Malone , a Malahide based councillor was co-opted to replace sitting MEP Barry Desmond in 1992. She was chosen as the Labour candidate at the selection convention only for Orla Guerin to be added to the ticket. Bernie Malone wasn’t happy and the two candidates developed a ‘rivralry’.
In the end it was Bernie Malone who won a seat.

 

‘A Message from Mary Harney’-Stephen O’Byrnes -Progessive Democrats -1994 European Elections March 17, 2010


From the 1994 European Elections in Dublin, Progressive Democrat candidate Stephen O’Byrnes. He failed to win a seat.
O’Byrnes also stood in 1992 in Dublin North East without success. He was better known as a driving force in the background of the party.

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leaflet from Jim Mitchell -Fine Gael- 1994 European Elections February 17, 2010

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From the 1994 European Elections in Dublin, Fine Gael candidate the late Jim Mitchell. Despite his popularity, his colleague Mary Banotti won a seat for Fine Gael.
Mitchell, despite a long career in Politics is remembered by many for his role as chair of the Dail Public Accounts Committee.

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Orla Guerin -Labour -Leaflet 2- 1994 European Elections Dublin. February 5, 2010


The Now BBC journalist Orla Guerin from the 1994 European Elections in Dublin. Orla Guerin had been a journalist with RTE and was a national name.
She was added to the Labour Party ticket after the selection convention had selected The sitting MEP Bernie Malone, who had been co-opted to replace Barry Desmond.
Many within the party felt that Malone may struggle to hold on to the seat, especially under pressure from The Democratic Left and The Workers Party.
There was a great rivalry between Malone and Guerin and it added to the campaign.
In the end Bernie Malone won a seat, although Orla Guerin polled well.

 

Tomás MacGiolla -’Dublin People’ -Workers Party Paper- 1994 European Elections. February 4, 2010


The Late Tomás MacGiolla from the 1994 European Elections. Although not winning a seat, he polled respectably.
This is a freesheet given out during the campaign. It highlights The Workers Party policy on the EU.  From the paper you can see how proud Tomás MacGiolla was to have been Lord Mayor of Dublin . The issues of the day both European and domestic are shown too. The real isssue though was jobs….

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Pat Rabbitte -’What does he want..?’ – Democratic Left -1994 European Elections


From Democratic Left in the 1994 European Elections in Dublin…. A Question asked by many over the years about Pat Rabbitte (and many others) ‘What does he want..?’
Prionsias De Rossa had won a seat for The Workers Party in Dublin in 1989. Following the Workers Party Split, De Rossa stepped down and the Democratic Lefts Des Geraghty was co-opted and served from 1992 to 1994 as an MEP. Despite Geraghty being the outgoing MEP, Pat Rabbitte stood in 1994.
The DL were very fond of quotes from newspapers (as The Greens used to be too). Rabbitte bemoans the lack of EU money for Dublin and the amount of funds going to farmers.
Rabbitte failed to win a seat. (result at electionsireland.org)

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Eamonn Murphy -Independent -1994 European Elections Dublin January 8, 2010


Eamonn Murphy from the 1994 European elections. It has one of the strangest reasons to vote for a person I’ve seen.
Based on an apparition of the Blessed Virgin to a Japanese Stigmatist in 1973, accepted by the now Pope Benedict XVI (Cardinal Ratzinger) , Murphy wants to prepare for the prophesies and other forthcoming disasters by maximizing food production.
He is also a Pro Life Candidate. He had stood for the Short Lived Christian Centrist Party in 1991 and was standing for a group called
“Independent European Alliance’ in 1994.
Amongst those he outpolled in 1994 were PD candidate Stephen O’Byrnes, Fianna Fails Olive Braiden and Sinn Feins Larry O’Toole.

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