Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

1992 leaflet from Ivor Callely, Sean Haughey, John Stafford- Fianna Fail -Dublin North Central January 6, 2013

From the 1992 General Election a leaflet from Fianna Fail Dublin North Central candidates Ivor Callely, Sean Haughey and John Stafford. Callely and Haughey were elected whilst sitting TD John Stafford had switched from the revised Dublin Central and lost his seat.
Sean Haughey had run twice previously in neighbouring Dublin North East but had failed to win a seat. In this election his father Charlie Haughey retired and Sean stood in his old stomping ground of Dublin North Central.
Click images to enlarge.



Ritchie Browne -Socialist Workers Party -1997 GE Dublin North Central January 14, 2012

From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from Ritchie Browne of The Socialist Workers Party who was running in Dublin North Central. He polled 698 votes.


“2004 Budget Highlights” leaflet from Ivor Callely -Fianna Fail -Dublin North Central December 5, 2011

From Ivor Callely a leaflet  “2004 Budget Highlights” with details of the 2004 budget. Very different times as Ivor writes  “In Ireland we enjoy an economy today that is the envy of many of our European neighbours…” followed by “…a time for good courage and strong leadership.



“Crime -Together We Will Crack It!” -Pat Lee -Fine Gael -1992 General Election Dublin North Central November 16, 2011

From the 1992 General Election a leaflet “Crime -Together We Will Crack It!” from Fine Gael candidate Pat Lee who was running in Dublin North Central. Initially elected for Dublin Central in 1989, boundary changes led to him standing in Dublin North Central in 1992 where he lost his seat.



Flyer with no Fianna Fail logo from Sean Haughey- Fianna Fail -Dublin North Central February 25, 2011

A Flyer with no Fianna Fail logo from Fianna Fails Sean Haughey hoping to hold on to his seat in Dublin North Central.


Leaflet for John Lyons -People Before Profit (United Left Alliance) -Dublin North Central- 2011 GE February 4, 2011

From the 2011 General Election a leaflet for People Before Profit / United Left Alliance candidate John Lyons running in Dublin North Central. It is his first election.
His Website



Poster for Paul Clarke -Direct Democracy Ireland -Dublin North Central -2011 General Election January 13, 2011

From the forthcoming General Election a Poster for Direct Democracy Ireland candidate Paul Clarke running in Dublin North Central.
Direct Democracy Ireland will be running a number of candidates in the forthcoming election.

Their website.


“See the difference -You can check the record” -Richard Bruton 1997 Election Leaflet with the Rainbow Governments record January 1, 2011

From the 1997 General Election a glossy leaflet produced by Fine Gael candidate Richard Bruton with details of the Rainbow Governments achievements. It was illustrated at both the National and The local level. It gives an idea of where we were at in 1997 and how in hindsight it was an awful pity that the Rainbow government was not returned.
The outgoing Minister for Enterprise and Employment was easily elected.



“Get Things Moving- with Sean Haughey” -Fianna Fail -1997 GE Dublin North Central December 18, 2010

From the 1997 General Election a flyer from Fianna Fails Sean Haughey running in Dublin North Central where he was elected.
It has the lovely slogan “Get Things Moving- with Sean Haughey”.




Leaflet for Cathy Fay -Fine Gael -1997 GE Dublin North Central December 17, 2010

From the 1997 General election a leaflet for Fine Gael candidate Cathy Fay running in Dublin North Central. Fay polled 1,326 votes and failed to win a seat.



Finian McGrath -”Fighting for Jobs on the Northside” October 24, 2010

This Finian McGrath ad is from the back of a programme for a Charity Greyhound Racing night in Harolds Cross a few months ago that I attended.
In the ad he promotes the website.


Remember To Wash Your Hands (of ten years of FF and the PDs!) -Derek McDowell- Labour – 2007 General Election October 2, 2010

From the 2007 General Election a very clever poster from Labours Derek McDowell. I gather that they were placed in various ‘Washrooms’ in Dublin North Central.
I think that there was also a national hand washing campaign at the time to target MRSA.
Derek McDowell Failed to win a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.


‘Enjoy Your Weekend With Labour’ -Derek McDowell -Dublin North Central 2007 General Election. September 6, 2010

From the 2007 General Election campaign a flyer from Labour candidate in Dublin North Central, former TD Derek McDowell.
‘Enjoy Your Weekend With Labour’ with nice pictures of leisure time on the front and then on the Reverse we have a message that it was Labour, in 1993, who introduced the May day Bank Holiday.
So thanks to Labour you were going to have a long weekend!
Derek McDowell, who had been a TD from 1992 to 2002, got 2,649 votes and failed to win a seat.



“Fighting Crime” -Ivor Callely 1992 GE August 21, 2010

From the 1992 General Election a leaflet from Ivor Callely.
Ivor is ‘Always at your service’ and big on “Fighting Crime” !


Sean Dublin Bay Loftus -1992 General Election Dublin North Central. July 10, 2010

From the 1992 General election a small leaflet from the late Sean Dublin Bay Loftus (also known briefly as Sean Dublin Bay Rockhall Loftus). He was elected to the Dail on just the one occasion in June 1981. He lost his seat 8 months later at the Feb 1982 election. He served a term as Lord Mayor of Dublin.
Other Sean Dublin Bay Loftus leaflets posted a bigger 1992 one and a 1997 one.



Richard Bruton ‘Seeking Your Support’ -Fine Gael-1992 GE Dublin North Central June 15, 2010

A Richard Bruton leaflet from the 1992 General Election where he is running in Dublin North Central.
It felt apt to post considering Richard Bruton is currently seeking the support of party colleagues.
As often is the case many of the issues in the leaflet are still with us.



Ivor Callely -Fianna Fail- 2007 GE Dublin North Central June 2, 2010

From the 2007 General Election in Dublin North Central a leaflet from Fianna Fail candidate Ivor Callely.
Calley failed to win a seat, he also failed in the Seanad Elections and was then nominated by the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.
Note the Dublin Address and lack of mobile number!



“Has your Labour Candidate been telling you the Truth?- NO!”-Dr Pat Lee -Fine Gael – 1992 Dublin NC January 19, 2010

From the 1992 General Election, Dr Pat Lee of Fine Gael attacks Labour.
With the Spring led Labour party on the up, they were being attacked not just by Fianna Fail (an example) but by Fine Gael also.

Pat Lee ( record) had originally been elected for Dublin Central, however due to boundary changes he ended up standing in Dublin North Central, where he lost his seat.
Items such as the Residential Property tax and  means testing Childrens allowance get a run out as Fine Gael try to portray Labour as about to attack the middles classes again.



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