Clare Daly ‘Autumn Newsletter’ (first since leaving Socialist Party) September 12, 2012
The first leaflet produced by ULA TD for Dublin North Clare Daly since her resignation from the Socialist Party. On her leaving the party…
Thanks to all my constituents, friends and colleagues who took the time to send messages of support during the recent vicious smear campaign following my resignation from the Socialist Party.
Less there be any doubt, this had nothing to do with any support for Mick Wallace’s company’s under declaration of VAT. I have clearly stated that this should not have happened and that the money should be repaid. An arrangement has been made in that regard. The Budget in December will contain further cuts in health, education, social welfare and council services, while taxes will be increased. No one will escape the coalition’s austerity agenda.
As the only opposition TD in Dublin Fingal I will use that platform to step up the ﬁght against government at a local and national level, with the same principle, passion and intensity as I have over the last 18 years. To that end I will work with the other ULA TDs and activists, to build it into a more campaigning and substantial force than it has been to date.
I will be hosting meetings in the coming weeks to outline plans for the future. If you are interested in working along side me on any issue or joining our team please see contact details below.
available in pdf here
‘Political Reform’ leaflet from Alan Farrell- Fine Gael- Dublin North February 12, 2011
From the 2011 General Election campaign a leaflet focusing on Political Reform from Fine Gael candidate in Dublin North Alan Farrell.
amongst the proposals are 20 less TDs and no more “mercs and perks”.
Poster for Dr Mark Harold -Independent -Dublin North February 8, 2011
From the 2011 General Election a poster for Independent candidate Mark Harold running in Dublin North. In 2002 he stood as a member of the Independents Health Alliance in Dublin North East polling a respectable 2,116 votes.
The sender notes “Dr Mark Harrold, a clinical psychologist from Malahide – best known for blowing the whistle on abuse at Leas Cross – is running as an Independent in Dublin North.”
His website is www.markharrold.ie
From the 2011 General Election a Balbriggan focused leaflet from Green Party TD for Dublin North Trevor Sargent. Sargent is seen by many as the Greens best chance of winning a seat.
Letter from Alan Farrell introducing himself to voters- Fine Gael Dublin North 2011 GE December 22, 2010
A letter to voters from Alan Farrell, the recently selected Fine Gael candidate for Dublin North.
In the letter Councillor Farrell introduces himself to voters.
From the 1998 Dublin North By-Election, a flyer for the Fine Gael Candidate Philip Jenkinson. He polled 3,185 votes in a contest won by Labours Sean Ryan.
The By-Election was caused by the resignation of Fianna Fail Ray Burke from allegations of Corruption.
Thus we have the line in the flyer, “I’m not in politics for myself. There has been too much of that recently.“
A leaflet from former Dublin Goalkeeper John O’Leary running for Fianna Fail in the 2007 General Election in Dublin North.
He polled a decent 5,074 votes but failed to get in.
David O’Connor -Independent -Dublin North 2007 GE April 17, 2010
From the 2007 General Election in Dublin North, Independent candidate David O’Connor. The long serving councillor ‘a born and bred Fingal man’ polled 1,396 votes.
Interesting to see him decked out in the Dubs jersey in the leaflet, especially as one of his opponents was former Dublin goalkeeper John O’Leary running for Fianna Fail.
Joe Holohan of The Democratic Left from the Dublin North by -Election held on the 11th of March 1998.
It was the last day that The Democratic Left appeared on a ballot paper (There was a by-election in Limerick East on the same day).
Joe Holohan polled just 225 votes coming in behind amongst others the Christian Solidarity Party.(result at electionsireland.org) The vote surely helped speed along the merger with the Labour party which happened less than a year later.
Nora Owen, Cathal Boland -Fine Gael -Dublin North 2002 GE January 3, 2010
It was here in the 2002 General Election that one of the Flaws of the electronic voting system was made apparent.
The result was just announced by the returning officer with little or no indication to the candidates as to their success. On live TV Nora Owen lost her seat without any prior indication that she had done so. It was deemed as cruel and the proposed system was changed to give updates after each count rather than just deliver the end result.
The Fact that Nora Owen was a Minister added to the drama.
The Leaflets below also show how Fine Gael were not exactly spendthrift given the promises listed.
Trevor Sargent -Green Party -Dublin North -2002 General Election November 10, 2009
First elected in 1992, the then Green Party Leader Trevor Sargents almost apocalyptic letter to Dublin North voters in 2002. Despite the Earth being on its last legs the inside part is positive and paints an excellent picture of Sargent. Not too many leaflets have planes,trains, boats and buses in with a picture of a red squirrel. The leaflet also illustrates the diversity of the constituency from farming to fishing, recyling to Aer Lingus and transport issues also.
The Greens have a fondness for quotes from the papers and this is no different with quotes from teh Sunday World and Foinnse amongst others.
Sargent had been the Green Partys first ever Leader for less than a year.
This is from 2002 GE in Dublin North. There have been a number of candidates and groups going under various Fathers rights banners. The Fathers Rights-Responsibility Party being possibly the most prominent.