Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from GAA legend Sean Purcell and Brigid Hogan O’Higgins -Fine Gael -East Galway 1961 General Election March 11, 2014

From the 1961 General Election a flyer for Fine Gael candidates Brigid Hogan O’Higgins and Sean Purcell. Brigid Hogan O’Higgins was elected (result here). Fine Gaels polices from the time are quite interesting too.
Sean Purcell, nicknamed ‘The Master’ made his name as a talented Gaelic Footballer winning an All Ireland with Galway in 1956. His partnership with Frank Stockwell led to them being referred to as “The Terrible Twins”. More about Sean Purcell here
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Maria Ní Dhomhnaill and Paul Campbell -Natural Law Party -1997 Galway East and Galway West May 31, 2012

From the 1997 General Election Maria Ní Dhomhnaill and Paul Campbell who were running for the Natural Law Party in Galway East and Galway West.
In Galway East Paul Campbell polled 98 votes whilst in Galway West Maria Ní Dhomhnaill polled 205 votes. They mention Yogic Flying as part of the solution to societies problems.


“Loyal to Labour Values ,Faithful to Labour Members” Colm Keaveney for Chairperson of The Labour Party Leaflet April 19, 2012

From the 2012 Labour Party Conference a leaflet from Galway East Labour TD Colm Keaveney who was running for the position of Chairperson of the party.
Keaveney was elected.

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Fleyer for Sean Canney -Independent -Galway East -2011 GE March 17, 2011

From the 2011 General Election a flyer for Independent candidate Sean Canney running in Galway East. The Tuam based councillor was tipped by many as being in with a shout of a seat. He polled 5,567 votes but missed out.



“Dolan For The Dáil” – Campaign Song for Michael F Dolan -Fianna Fail Galway East February 17, 2011

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From the 2011 General Election campaign , “Dolan For The Dáil” the Campaign Song for Michael F Dolan a Fianna Fail candidate in Galway East


“Action Not Reaction” -Tim Broderick-Independent- Galway East 2011 General Election February 3, 2011

From the 2011 General Election campaign a leaflet from Independent candidate Tim Broderick running in Galway East. Broderick polled almost 2000 votes in the 2009 Local Elections so may well be in with a shout of a seat.
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Noel Treacy, Joe Callanan, Michael Kitt -Fianna Fail -Galway East 2007 GE June 10, 2010

From the 2007 General Election, Berties Team for Galway East Noel Treacy, Joe Callanan and Michael Kitt.
Famously Noel Treacys first election was the last time a government won a By-Election. Oddly enough Michael Kitt was also elected at a by-election.
Michael Kitt is son of former Fianna Fail TD Michael F Kitt. He is also the brother of Fianna Fail TDs Aine Brady and Tom Kitt as well as being brother in law of former Fianna Fail TD Gerry Brady.




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