Irish Election Literature

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‘Fine Gael in Government – Delivering for You’ leaflet from Jerry Buttimer -Cork South Central -Fine Gael May 21, 2013

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A ‘Fine Gael in Government-Delivering for You’ leaflet from Fine Gael Cork South Central TD Jerry Buttimer. The Leaflet gives details of the Governments achievements since they came to office in 2011.




1997 flyer from Michael Martin, Batt O’Keefe, John Dennehy -Fianna Fail -Cork South Central July 2, 2012

From the 1997 General Election a flyer from Michael Martin, Batt O’Keefe and John Dennehy running for Fianna Fail in Cork South Central. All three were elected.
On the front is the 1997 election picture of Bertie gazing into the distance.



Leaflet from Seán Martin (Brother of Micheál Martin)- Fianna Fail -2004 Local Elections -Cork South Central June 12, 2012

From the 2004 Local Elections a leaflet from Fianna Fail candidate Sean Martin who was running in the Cork South Central Ward for a seat on Cork City Council. Martin was elected polling 1,191 votes.
Originally co-opted to the council in 1997 to replace his brother, and now Fianna Fail leader, Micheál Martin, Seán Martin was reelected in 1999, 2004 and 2009. He was Lord Mayor of Cork for 2004-2005.



Press Release re Constitutional Challenge to SIPO from CPPC Cork South Central candidate Diarmaid Ó Cadhla April 18, 2012

Press Statement, dated Monday 2nd April 2012 Issued by CPPC/ An Chomhdháil Phobail I The People’s Convention candidate Diarmaid Ó Cadhla who ran in Cork South Central in 2011.

He declares that the SIPO legislation is discriminatory and based on Electoral Acts which are unconstitutional and a denial of the rights of citizens to elect and be elected.

The CPPC Website has more details.

many thanks to the sender



Leaflet from Kathleen Lynch -Democratic Left- 1992 General Election Cork South Central September 4, 2011

From the 1992 General Election a leaflet from Kathleen Lynch of the Democratic Left running in Cork South Central. Lynch, now a Junior Minister with the Labour Party, was one of the group that split from The Workers Party to form Democratic Left.
In this election she polled 2,539 and failed to win a seat. She did however win a seat in the 1994 Cork North Central by Election. That by-election and Eric Byrnes victory in Dublin South Central, allowed the formation of the Rainbow coalition.



“Warning Voter Beware” Leaflet from Chris O’Leary -Sinn Fein Cork South Central April 9, 2011

From the 2011 General Election campaign a leaflet attacking Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Labour from Sinn Fein candidate in Cork South Central Chris O’Leary. Former Green Party Councillor O’Leary polled 5,250 votes and narrowly missed out on winning the last seat.



Leaflet from Diarmaid Ó Cadhla- An Chomhdháil Phobail | The Peoples Convention (CPPC)- Cork South Central February 22, 2011

From the 2011 General Election campaign, a Leaflet from Diarmaid Ó Cadhla of An Chomhdháil Phobail | The Peoples Convention (CPPC) who is running in Cork South Central.
The CPPC website



Video from Mick Barry Socialist Party/ United Left Alliance Cork North Central “on Why Everybody Should Vote” February 10, 2011

A video (he has quite a few posted on Youtube) from Socialist Party / United Left Alliance candidate in Cork North Central Councillor Mick Barryon Why Everybody Should Vote. Barry is seen as having an outside chance of winning a seat.


“Mass Immigration Led To Ireland’s Crash…” -Ted Neville- Irish Solidarity Party-Cork South Central February 8, 2011

From the 2011 General Election campaign a leaflet from Ted Neville of the Irish Solidarity Party with the eye catching headline “Mass Immigration Led To Ireland’s Crash…”.
Ted is running in Cork South Central. He has stood previously for the Immigration Control Platform (leaflet here) and polled 804 votes in 2007



“Honest and True” -Dan Boyle -Green Party -Cork South Central-2011 General Election January 27, 2011

From the 2011 General Election, an ad from the Cork Independent newspaper for Green Party Senator Dan Boyle with the tag line “Honest and True”. Former TD Boyle is running in Cork South Central.


Micheál Martin -”Towards Better Health” -Newsletter from the 2007 Election January 18, 2011

From the 2007 General Election Campaign a newsletter from, the then Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Micheál Martin running in Cork South Central  “Towards Better Health”. The Newsletter concentrates almost totally on Health matters despite him being out of the Health job since 2004. Needless to say The Smoking Ban gets a big mention.



“Keeping Warm this Winter” Leaflet from Ciaran Lynch- Labour Party -Cork South Central January 11, 2011

From January 2011 a leaflet for Labour Party TD for Cork South Central Ciaran Lynch with the headline “Keeping Warm this Winter” . The leaflet has some details of the “Winter Fuel Scheme” with details of Lynchs constituency clinics.
Councillor Lorraine Kingston is on the Leaflet in he Contact information section rather than his running mate Paula Desmond.
Whilst it doesn’t ask for a vote it certainly reminds voters that their TD is out and about.
Many thanks to the sender, who must have been tempted to keep himself warm by tossing the leaflet in the fire!



Leaflet for David McCarthy -Independent -Cork South-Central -2011 General Election

From the forthcoming election a leaflet for Independent Reform candidate David McCarthy running in Cork South-Central.
McCarthy was

“campaign manager for Kathy Sinnot’s 2002 General Election bid as well as stints as regional organiser for Fine Gael in Dublin and Munster. More recently .. was Séan Kelly’s campaign
manager in his successful European campaign and have most recently worked as regional director with Senator David Norris’s Presidential campaign.”

Amongst his polices are reduction in the number of TDs and “Cut numbers in the public service by 30,000

His website



Flyer for Micheál Martin ‘Securing Cork’s Future’ -2007 GE Cork South Central December 22, 2010

From the 2007 General Election a flyer from Fianna Fails Micheál Martin running in Cork South Central. The Flyer has the catchy slogan ‘Securing Cork’s Future’. Michael Martin was elected easily topping the poll with well over a quota.



Micheál Martin “A politician who makes a Difference” -Fianna Fail- Cork South Central 2007 August 4, 2010

From the 2007 General Election a leaflet for Fianna Fails Micheál Martin running in Cork South Central.
Micheál is “A politician who makes a Difference” and “Introduced The Smoking Ban”.
Achievements for Cork in Health, Education and Enterprise are listed.



Kathleen Lynch -The Workers Party -1987 GE Cork South Central June 20, 2010

From the 1987 General Election, A leaflet for The Workers Party candidate for Cork South Central Kathleen Lynch. She failed to win a seat but polled 2,349 votes.
Elected to Cork Corporation in 1985, this was her first General Election. It wasn’t until the 1994 by-election ,running for The Democratic Left ,that she won a Dail seat.



Liam Burke -Sinn Fein -1992 Cork South-Central May 11, 2010

From the 1992 General Election , Sinn Fein candidate Liam Burke running in Cork South Central. Liam Burke polled 592 votes.
1992 was two years prior to the first IRA ceasefire, The message from Gerry Adams metions the circumstances that could bring about the end to armed conflict.
The Leaflet mentions unemployment in Cork as well as Housing waiting lists and other issues.
There also mention of retaining Cork Multi-channel Television (Sinn Fein fighting to keep UK channels on Irish Television sets?).



Michael McGrath -Fianna Fail – Cork South Central -2007 General Election. April 23, 2010

From the 2007 General Election in Cork South Central, Fianna Fail candidate Michael McGrath. Despite being on the same ticket as Michael Martin, Michael McGrath was elected on the First Count.
A number of Cork issues are mentioned here including public Transport and Cork Airport.

and a little bonus from a 2010 newsletter thrown in where McGrath wants people to ‘fine me on facebook’…..




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