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 ‘Labour Calls for National Debate on Waste Charges’ May 9, 2013

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From 2003 when Clare Daly and Joe Higgins were in Jail over Bin Charges protests a press release from Labours Hughie Baxter calling ‘for a national debate on waste charges’ , it also contrasts the way Daly and Higgins were treated with others.




December 2004 Leaflet from the Coolock/Artane Campaign Against The Bin Tax May 8, 2013

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From December 2004 a leaflet from the Coolock/Artane Campaign Against The Bin Tax about the computerization of bin lorries, debt collectors and more related to the Bin Tax.



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.



Leaflet for Paddy Mulcahy -Independent -Cork North Central -1997 General Election February 28, 2011

From the 1997 General Election a leaflet for Independent Anti Service Charges candidate Paddy Mulcahy running in Cork North Central. Mulcahy who was active in the anti Bin Tax campaign and spent time in jail for his actions polled 889 votes.
Many thanks to the sender.



Richard Boyd Barrett ‘Scrap The Bin Tax’ Window Poster- SWP -2004 Local Elections Dun Laoghaire January 17, 2011

From the 2004 Local Elections a Window Poster from Socialist Workers Party candidate in Dun Laoghaire Richard Boyd Barrett with the message “Scrap The Bin Tax”. Boyd Barrett polled 1,439 votes and missed out on a seat. Like the 2007 General Election, in 2004 he was in position for a seat after the first count but lost out on transfers.



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