Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

1987 leaflet from Mary O’Rourke, Albert Reynolds, Henry Abbott- Fianna Fail -Longford Westmeath June 14, 2011


Some big names here in this 1987 election leaflet for Mary O’Rourke, Albert Reynolds and Henry Abbott. Reynolds a former Taoiseach, O’Rourke a former minister and leader of The Seanad, whilst Abbott became a high court judge. In this 1987 General Election, all three were elected in the four seat Longford Westmeath. Abbott lost his seat in 1989.

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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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Leaflet for Eamonn McCann -People Before Profit -Foyle -2011 Assembly Elections May 5, 2011


From the 2011 Assembly Elections a leaflet from People Before Profit candidate in Foyle Eamonn McCann. Derry based McCann a longstanding Social Activist and journalist is seen as having an outside chance of winning the final seat.

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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

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Leaflet for Maurice Quinlivan Sinn Fein -Limerick -2011 General Election


From the 2011 General Election a leaflet from Sinn Fein candidate Maurice Quinlivan running in Limerick.
Elected to Limerick City Council in 2009, It was the making of defamatory statements about Quinlivan, that eventually led to Willie O’Dea resigning as Minister of Defence.

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Letter from Aidan Culhane -Labour -Dublin South -2011 General Election February 2, 2011


From the forthcoming 2011 General Election a leaflet from Labour Party Candidate Aidan Culhane running in Dublin South. Culhane who ran in 2007 is in contention for a seat.

 

Leaflet for Malachy Steenson- Workers Party -2011 GE Dublin Central January 31, 2011


From the 2011 General Election a Leaflet for Malachy Steenson the Workers Party candidate in Dublin Central.

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“I Promise Never To ‘To hold “clinics”’, ‘attend a funeral..’ -Eric Doyle-Higgins- Kildare North January 28, 2011


First off many thanks to the sender.

From the 2011 General Election campaign a leaflet from Independent candidate Eric Doyle-Higgins running in Kildare North. He is a former member of Fianna Fail.
Amongst other things…He promises

NEVER
• To accept so much as a single cent in “travel expenses”;
• To hold “clinics”;
• To attend a funeral save where the deceased was personally known to me;

His website

Eric Doyle-Higgins

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“Kick Fianna Fail Out” Leaflet from Cian Prendiville -Socialist Party -Limerick City -2011 GE January 20, 2011


A leaflet from the 2011 General Election Socialist Party (United Left Alliance) candidate in Limerick City Cian Prendiville.
It also has details of the ULA launch in Limerick.

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Micheál Martin -”Towards Better Health” -Newsletter from the 2007 Election January 18, 2011


From the 2007 General Election Campaign a newsletter from, the then Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Micheál Martin running in Cork South Central  “Towards Better Health”. The Newsletter concentrates almost totally on Health matters despite him being out of the Health job since 2004. Needless to say The Smoking Ban gets a big mention.

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“Keeping Warm this Winter” Leaflet from Ciaran Lynch- Labour Party -Cork South Central January 11, 2011


From January 2011 a leaflet for Labour Party TD for Cork South Central Ciaran Lynch with the headline “Keeping Warm this Winter” . The leaflet has some details of the “Winter Fuel Scheme” with details of Lynchs constituency clinics.
Councillor Lorraine Kingston is on the Leaflet in he Contact information section rather than his running mate Paula Desmond.
Whilst it doesn’t ask for a vote it certainly reminds voters that their TD is out and about.
Many thanks to the sender, who must have been tempted to keep himself warm by tossing the leaflet in the fire!

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Leaflet for David McCarthy -Independent -Cork South-Central -2011 General Election


From the forthcoming election a leaflet for Independent Reform candidate David McCarthy running in Cork South-Central.
McCarthy was

“campaign manager for Kathy Sinnot’s 2002 General Election bid as well as stints as regional organiser for Fine Gael in Dublin and Munster. More recently .. was Séan Kelly’s campaign
manager in his successful European campaign and have most recently worked as regional director with Senator David Norris’s Presidential campaign.”

Amongst his polices are reduction in the number of TDs and “Cut numbers in the public service by 30,000

His website

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Ivor Callelys ‘Nike’ inspired ‘Just doing it… ” leaflet from 1997 December 10, 2010


From the 1997 General Election a ‘nike’ ad inspired leaflet from, a man known for his jogging around Clontarf ,Ivor Callely.
The ‘nike’ like tick and the similar  slogan.

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Paul Dolan -Independent Socialist -1985 Local Elections Cavan UDC November 15, 2010


From the 1985 Local Elections a leaflet for Independent Socialist Candidate Paul Dolan running for Cavan UDC. Paul Dolan had previously stood for the Socialist Labour Party.
Many thanks to the sender who notes..
He was elected in 85 and served 9 years declining to run again. He joined Labour in 1991 and ran for Cavan county council (Cavan area) in the same year failing to take a seat with 340 votes, a feat which the local Anglo Celt newspaper described as outstanding for Labour.He declined to renew his membership of Labour around 95. He was also involved in the local H Block/Armagh group and the Gralton Labour History Committee.
The Leaflet gives a taste of the times ….

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From the 2007 General Election Brian Lenihans ‘Health’ Newsletter November 5, 2010


From March 2007 a newsletter from the then Minister for Children Brian Lenihan. The subject of the newsletter is Health and the advances in facilities in Dublin West.
These days it’s unusual to see him so delighted with spending money on anything.

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Qarryvale Palmerstown leaflet from Fintan McCarthy- Green Party -2004 LE Lucan November 1, 2010


From the 2004 Local Elections a leaflet focused on the Qarryvale/ Palmerstown areas from Green Party candidate Fintan McCarthy. McCarthy who had been co-opted to replace his friend Paul Gogarty in 2003 polled 2,440 votes and was easily elected.
Tragically, in 2006 Fintan McCarthy and his girlfriend Sonya Rabbitte died in a road accident whilst holidaying in China.
A tribute from Paul Gogarty is here

The Lefalet is uploaded in *.pdf HERE or click on the image to launch.

 

Sean Crowe Leaflet -Sinn Fein-1999 European Elections Dublin October 26, 2010


From the 1999 European Elections a leaflet for Sinn Fein candidate Sean Crowe. Crowe Polled 18,633 votes and was never in the running for a seat.

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“My Contract with The Northside” -Helen Lahert -Democratic Left -1997 Election Dublin North Central October 19, 2010


From the 1997 General Election a Leaflet for Democratic Left candidate Helen Lahert running in Dublin North Central. She polled 1,194 votes and failed to win a seat. She had also stood in 1992.
In the leaflet she outlines her ‘Contract with The Northside’ which included the founding of a ‘Northside Taskforce‘. There was also a “Ten Point Plan For A Better Northside“.
The Democratic Left was part of the Rainbow Coalition, interestingly enough she asks for a number 2 for Labours Derek McDowell and vote 3 an FG candidate of your choice.
Helen Lahert

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