Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from Bill Tormey -Fine Gael -2011 Seanad Elections September 11, 2013


From the 2011 Seanad Elections a leaflet from Bill Tormey of Fine Gael who was running for a seat on the Cultural and Educational panel. In the leaflet we learn that he is the only Fine Gael public rep for vast areas of Dublin North West  and that he is a health campaigner. There is no mention of Reform or Seanad abolition. Instead it also focuses on his loyalty to Fine Gael (He stood in a number of elections for Labour and a number also as an Independent before finding his home in Fine Gael).
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Summer 2013 Newsletter from Noel Rock, Fine Gael Local Rep for Glasnevin and Ballymun August 22, 2013

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The Summer 2013 Newsletter from Noel Rock the Fine Gael Local Rep for Glasnevin,Whitehall, Drumcondra, Finglas and Ballymun. It has various bits of local news such as grants, sports, bikes, the Gathering and jobs. Rock also notes his support for Shelbourne FC.
His website
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Flyer and Poster from John O’Neill -Irish Socialist Network -2007 General Election Dublin North West April 28, 2012


From the 2007 General Election a flyer and Poster from Irish Socialist Network candidate John O’Neill who was running in Dublin North West. O’Neill polled 505 votes.
The Irish Socialist Network Website

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Dessie Ellis Leaflet “Sinn Fein – Ballymun Bulletin” -January February 2012 March 3, 2012

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The January February 2012 edition of “Ballymun Bulletin” from Sinn Fein Dublin North West TD Dessie Ellis.

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“Fighting For Our Economic Sovereignty” – Pre Budget Leaflet from John Lyons -Labour -Dublin North West December 13, 2011


“Fighting For Our Economic Sovereignty” a Pre 2012 Budget Leaflet from Labour Dublin North West TD John Lyons. It outlines the state we are in, Labours achievements in Government, has a message from Eamon Gilmore and more.
The leaflet is also in pdf format HERE

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Leaflet from Proinsias DeRossa -Democratic Left -1997 General Election- Dublin North West June 4, 2011



From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from then leader of Democratic Left Proinsias DeRossa who was running in Dublin North West. De Rossa was one of the six Workers Party TDs who left to form what was initially called New Agenda and became Democratic Left. In this 1997 Election Democratic Left had been part of the outgoing Rainbow Government.
In this election DeRossa held his seat.
 

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“Group Fixtures & Venues 2002 World Cup Korea Japan” -Brendan Brady -Fine Gael- 2002 General Election Dublin North West May 30, 2011


Candidates or TDs will often send a card with useful phone numbers (sometimes with a magnet so it can be stuck on the fridge), a guide to local services, Budget guides, guides to Benefits and so on all in the hope that you will hold on to them.
World Cups and other sporting occasions also lead to a flurry of leaflets with fixture guides and the like. This one is a fixture guide for the 2002 World Cup produced by Fine Gael Dublin North west candidate Brendan Brady. The 2002 General Election was held on the 17th of May and Brady polled 2,082 votes and missed out on a seat.
Some other sports related flyers
John Stafford meets Jack Charlton for USA 94, Tom Kitts ‘Olé Olé’ from 2002, Mock GAA programme from Seamus Kirk

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