Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

“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.




2010 anti Water Charges leaflet from Aengus Ó Snodaigh -Sinn Fein -Dublin South Central November 19, 2014

From 2010 an Anti Water Charges leaflet from Sinn Fein Dublin South Central TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh. The leaflet promotes a website which appears to have now expired.
Many thanks to the sender.



Leaflet from Peigin Doyle – Official Sinn Fein – Dublin South Central -1973 General Election July 21, 2014

From the 1973 General Election a leaflet from Peigin Doyle who was running for Official Sinn Fein in Dublin South Central. She polled 1521 votes and missed out on a seat. She also stood in the 1974 Local Elections in Pembroke/Rathmines polling 962 votes and also missing out on a seat.
I’m told Charlie Bird was her Election Agent.
Many thanks to the person who passed on the following link which contains a series of archive Workers Party Material



“Apartment Living” newsletter from Oisín Ó hAlmhain -Green Party -Ballyfermot/Drimnagh 2014 Local Elections January 7, 2014

A newsletter for apartment dwellers “Apartment Living” produced by Green Party 2014 Local Election candidate in Ballyfermot/Drimnagh Oisín Ó hAlmhain.
His website

His Twitter

Many thanks to the sender.



Ad for Aoife ni Dhonnchadha -Fianna Fail Local Area Rep – Crumlin,Kimmage, Walkinstown,Terenure and Harolds Cross March 4, 2013

An Ad for Aoife Ni Dhonnchadha a Fianna Fail Local Area Rep for Crumlin,Kimmage, Walkinstown,Terenure and Harolds Cross.
Many thanks to the sender


Leaflet from Pat Upton -Labour Party -1992 General Election Dublin South Central July 17, 2012

From the 1992 General Election a leaflet from Labour Party candidate Pat Upton. Upton topped the poll with 11,923 and was elected on the first count. He was reelected in 1997 before his untimely passing at the age of 54 in 1999.
Many thanks to the sender.




From 1997 an Anti Property Tax leaflet from Cáit Keane -PD (Now FG)-Dublin South Central June 26, 2012

From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from then Progressive Democrat Councillor (and now Fine Gael Senator) Cáit Keane urging voters to “Support Cllr Cáit Keane’s campaign to repeal family home tax in Dublin South Central.
At the time she argued that it was ‘unfair’ , ‘Anti-Family’ and ‘Anti-Dublin’.
In this 1997 Election she polled 2,031 votes and failed to win a seat.
Some other Anti Property Tax leaflets from the then….
One from Olivia Mitchell and one from Fine Gael.
Many thanks to the sender.



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