Irish Election Literature

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“Bin The Charges!” -2002 General Election leaflet from Eric Byrne -Labour -Dublin South Central June 12, 2015

From the run up to the 2002 General Election “Bin The Charges!” a leaflet from Eric Byrne of Labour who was running in Dublin South Central. He polled 4,159 votes and lost out on a seat.
The leaflets includes the lines….

“Be warned: the same politicians who brought you rubbish charges are planning to introduce new water charges and other service charges in the future.”
“You know where I stand on these issues. I have been opposed to service charges long before this general election.”

Many thanks to the sender.




From 2003 ‘Free Clare and Joe -No more jailings!’ -leaflet from the Fingal Anti Bin Tax Campaign January 22, 2013

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In 2003 arising from their roles in the anti bin tax campaign, Clare Daly and Joe Higgins were jailed for a month. This is a leaflet issued by the Fingal Anti Bin Tax Campaign ‘Free Clare and Joe -No more jailings!’ .


From 2004 “Bin Charges … Don’t let the Council scrap the waiver” -Limerick Socialist Party February 16, 2012

From December 2004 an anti Bin tax leaflet from the limerick branch of The Socialist party advertising a protest on Tuesday 21st December that year.



Brid Smith -Socialist Workers Party -2002 GE Dublin South-Central February 1, 2010

Brid Smith, The People Before Profit Alliance candidate for Dublin Mayor, from the 2002 General Election where she stood for the Socialist Workers Party. She got 617 votes in Dublin South Central.
In 2009 she was elected easily to Dublin City Council for the Ballyfermot Drimnagh ward.
In 2002 The Bin Tax was the main issue. We see that at that stage the Tribunals had cost more that 60 million too (and how many corrupt politicians were jailed?).
The proposed incinerator (in Poolbeg) and its viability without being subsidised by the householder is mentioned also.




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