Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Leaflet from Michael O’Kennedy , Michael Smith -Fianna Fail- Tipperary North -1987 General Election October 16, 2013

From the 1987 General Election a leaflet from Fianna Fail candidates Michael O’Kennedy and Michael Smith who were both elected in Tipperary North. The Leaflet gives lengthy profiles of the candidates as well as details on how “North Tipperary can depend on this experienced team”. We also have Charles Haugheys message to the Electorate with details of “The Fianna Fail plan for National Recovery”.



Flyer from Michael O’Kennedy and Michael Smith- Fianna Fail -1987 General Election -Tipperary North June 1, 2013

From the 1987 General Election a flyer for Fianna Fail candidates Michael O’Kennedy and Michael Smith who were both elected in Tipperary North.
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“Thurles To Win with Fianna Fail” – Leaflet from Michael Smith -Tipperary North 1997 General Election July 19, 2012

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From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from Fianna Fail TD Michael Smith showing the benefits to Thurles of Fianna Fails time in office until 1994. Smith polled 6,999 votes and was elected.
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“Greyhound Supporters -Remember Your Friends -They Need Your Votes” -from the 1989 and 1992 General Elections January 4, 2012

From the 1989 and 1992 General Elections , ads sponsored by Seamus Mulvaney urging Greyhound Supporters to remember their Friends when they voted.
Amongst the friends were Brian Cowen, Frank Fahey, Michael O’Kennedy and Ned O’Keefe. Indeed all the friends listed were Fianna Fail TDs or Ministers.



‘Politicians on the Fiddle:Vote Them Out-‘Campaign for Honesty in Politics’ 1991 November 17, 2009

1991 Local Elections and a leaflet from the ‘Campaign for Honesty in Politics’ to Vote Out the Big Parties. As tribunals have shown, they were more than correct about ‘Politicians on the Fiddle’.
I’m not sure who was behind the ‘Campaign for Honesty in Politics’, names such as Michael Smith and Colm MacEochaidh have been suggested, but it may not have been them. (It was in 1995 that the reward was offered that led to the tribunals.)
I had it filed away with Green Party material from Ballybrack if that provides a clue to anyone. The Green Party and The Workers Party were the only ‘Small’ Parties to contest Ballybrack and Blackrock. Sinn Fein contested the Dun Laoghaire ward.
Anyway I’d love to know who was behind the leaflet.
As you can see the issues covered are on the Southside of Dublin. Some of the lands mentioned may have been part of the now infamous ‘Jackson Way’ land. It also illustrates the cynical way councillors were using their vote. Also mentioned is the compensation that councils had to pay developers when they refused planning permission.




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