Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

“The Chief” portrait of Eamon DeValera from Arthur Griffin -Fianna Fail President’s Dinner 2013 October 7, 2013

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From the 2013 Fianna Fail President’s Dinner “The Chief” a copy of a portrait of Eamon DeValera by Una Cahill presented to Michael Martin by attendees fo the dinner from Tipperary Fianna Fail. The souvenir copy of the portrait is from Arthur Griffin, Vice President of Fianna Fail.
Many thanks to the sender.
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A ‘De Valera for President’ paper badge- 1959 Presidential Election June 22, 2013


From the 1959 Presidential Election a small paper De Valera for President badge.
Many thanks to the sender who notes…

You can’t tell from the photo, but it’s actually just a little bigger than the size of a stamp. And, interestingly, there are two tiny holes in it, suggesting it was worn as a type of badge.

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From Fianna Fail 1959 ‘Dev For President’ and ‘Abolish PR’ March 12, 2013


From the 1959 Presidential Election and Referendum on the Change of voting system ,From Fianna Fail ‘Dev For President’ and ‘Abolish PR’.
“You must prevent future bad Governments by Abolishing P.R.”
Interesting to see too that PR is blamed for all sorts including having failed in Germany and Yugoslavia.

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From Booterstown Church in Dublin a plaque on a pew for Dev and family November 26, 2012

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From Booterstown Church in Dublin a plaque on a pew for Dev and family.
Many thanks to the sender.

 

From 1917 “A Message to the electors of East Clare from the people of Limerick… Vote for Eamonn De Valera” August 8, 2012


Two wonderful leaflets for Eamon De Valera from the 1917 East Clare by election. One “A Message to the electors of East Clare from the people of Limerick” and the other “Dr O’Dwyer at Limerick 14th Sept., 1916″. De Valera defeated Patrick Lynch to win the seat. (telegram sent by De Valera to his wife with the result)
Via the Limerick City Museum Site …. (credit to Brian Hodkinson, Museum Curator) Many Thanks.

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“Which? Vote for de Valera, a Felon of our land.” – Eamon De Valera Poster from the 1917 East Clare By Election July 25, 2012


Via the Limerick City Museum Site …. (credit to Brian Hodkinson, Museum Curator) , a wonderful 1917 East Clare bye election poster for Eamon De Valera.

Which? Vote for de Valera, a Felon of our land.The two candidates in the 1917 East Clare bye election depicted as prisoner and prosecutor. de Valera in Volunteer uniform, stands in the dock as prosecutor Lynch points to him while a judge in a top hat writes out a death sentence. Printed on one side only.

 

Leaflet from Eamon De Valera -1966 Presidential Election June 7, 2012


A wonderful piece of history this. From the 1966 Presidential Election a leaflet from Eamon De Valera with the slogan “President of the Nation”. Inside he is pictured at the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the 1916 rising. There is also a section outlining his “50 years of service to the nation” as well as a good deal of the leaflet in Irish.
Many thanks to the lender.

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From 1959 a flyer to Vote De Valera for President and Yes to the Change in Voting System May 24, 2012


From the 1959 Presidential Election and the Referendum on the Change in Voting system a flyer urging a vote for Eamon De Valera for president and a Yes vote in the Referendum.
De Valera was elected defeating Sean MacEoin. The Referendum proposal was defeated 486,989 votes against to 453,322 votes in favour.
Many thanks to the sender.

 

Three vintage Fianna Fail election posters “The Straight Road is Shortest”,”Keep The Wheels Moving” and “Fianna Fail is Building Up” January 10, 2012

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Three vintage election posters from Fianna Fail. “The Straight Road is Shortest”,”Keep The Wheels Moving” and “Fianna Fail is Building Up”.
I’m not quite sure which elections they are from, either way they are a reminder of different times.
(If you’d like them in bigger sized versions contact me)

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1931 Letter from Eamon De Valera to Irish Press Shareholder announcing that the paper was to be published on the following Saturday January 5, 2012

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From September 2nd 1931, a letter to each shareholder in The Irish Press from Eamon De Valera. The letter announces the launch of the paper on Saturday 5th of September as well as practical ways of supporting the paper.
I’m curious to know if it would have been signed in person by De Valera, the original looks as if it may have been but given the letter mentions 8,000 shareholders its probably unlikely.

 

1949 booklet from The Anti Partition of Ireland League for the visit of Eamon De Valera to Birmingham December 17, 2011


In January 1949, the then former Taoiseach Eamon De Valera visited Birmingham as a guest of the Anti Partition League of Ireland. This booklet contains a programme of events, a profile of Dev, a message from Hugh Delargy, the aims of the Anti Partition League of Ireland, ads for Connradh Na Gaedhilge and much more.
There is information on The Anti Partition League here and on page 14 and 15 here.
There is more information on former Labour MP Hugh Delargy here and here

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Offering “Justice and Brotherhood- not Flogging and Tortures” -Sinn Fein 1923 General Election November 13, 2011


From the 1923 General Election ,a leaflet “Vote for Sinn Fein” . Amongst the opening paragraph is that Sinn Fein offers “Justice and Brotherhood- not Flogging and Tortures”.
“Sinn Fein will abolish the murder gangs and secure the life, liberty and property of the people”
Lots more besides,
Many thanks to the sender.

 

An Eamon De Valera badge October 9, 2011

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Was sent this image with no extra info. It looks to be a fairly young Dev, however there is no election related slogan on it so its hard to figure out how old it is.
Many thanks to the sender.

 

From 1944 “The Taoiseach’s Message” -Eamon De Valera -Fianna Fail September 25, 2011


From the 1944 General Election a message to the electorate from then Taoiseach and Fianna Fail Leader Eamon De Valera. In this 1944 Election Fianna Fail gained 9 seats and had an overall majority.
Interesting to see a lot of the message given over to the ills of coalition governments.

 

Leaflet from Ruairí de Valera -Wexford -2011 GE February 28, 2011


From the 2011 General Election in Wexford a leaflet from Independent candidate Ruairí de Valera. Ruairi DeValera is a grandson of former Taoiseach and President Eamon De Valera and of course a cousin of Eamon Ó Cuív.
He polled 119 votes.
Many Thanks to the sender.

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From 1966 a “President Of The Nation -Vote De Valera” Poster January 14, 2011


From the 1966 Presidential Election a poster for Fianna Fails Eamon deValera. It was his last ever election as he beat Tom O’Higgins by just 10,000 votes.

 

‘Win with De Valera’, ‘De Valera For President’ posters August 29, 2010


A few Posters for Eamon De Valera .

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Éamon de Valera -’We Got Him Out To Put Him In’ poster August 16, 2010


Was sent this image. I presume from the 1917 General Election a poster for Eamon De Valera. The slogan of ‘We Got Him Out To Put Him In’ is excellent.

 

 
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