Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from T J Maher -Independent -1979 European Elections- Munster May 19, 2013

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From the 1979 European Elections a leaflet from Independent candidate T J Maher who was running in Munster. A former president of the IFA, by 1979 he was Presient of the Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society. He topped the poll in these 1979 elections being elected on the first count. He was returned again in 1984 and 1989.
Many thanks to the lender.
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Leaflet from Gerry Collins, Brian Crowley -Fianna Fail -1999 European Elections Munster January 23, 2013


From the 1999 European Elections a leaflet from Fianna Fail candidates Brian Crowley and Gerry Collins who were running in Munster. Both Collins and Crowley were elected. Crowley with a massive 154,195 votes, the highest number of votes and percentage of votes gotten by a candidate in European Elections in the Republic of Ireland.
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Leaflet from Brian Crowley MEP -Fianna Fail -Ireland South September 17, 2012

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A leaflet delivered in some letterboxes this morning in Munster from Fianna Fail MEP Brian Crowley.  Crowley was “….in the area meeting individuals and groups, to prioritise the changing local issues that affect you and your family.”
Many thanks to the sender.

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Miriam McGillycuddy / Brendan Ryan – Labour -Tralee / Munster -2004 Local /European Elections September 4, 2012


From the 2004 Local Elections a leaflet from Labour Candidate for Tralee Town Council Miriam McGillycuddy. She polled 562 votes and retained her seat.
In the 2004 European Elections former Independent Senator Brendan Ryan running for Labour polled 19,975 votes and missed out on a seat in the South constituency.
via Archive.org the Itstime4ryan.com website

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Jerry Cronin, Noel Davern, Sean French, Michael Herbert, Chub O’Connor- Fianna Fail -1979 European Elections Munster September 3, 2012


From the 1979 European Elections in Munster a flyer for Fianna Fail candidates Jerry Cronin, Noel Davern, Sean French, Michael Herbert and Chub O’Connor. Cronin and Davern were elected. Result here
Many thanks to the lender.

 

Leaflet from Tom O’Donnell and Tom Raftery -Fine Gael- 1984 European Elections -Munster August 7, 2012

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From the 1984 European Elections a leaflet for Fine Gael candidates Tom O’Donnell and Tom Raftery who were running in Munster. Both were elected.
Result here

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Leaflet for Sylvester Barrett, Gene Fitzgerald, Noel Davern -Fianna Fail -1984 European Elections -Munster July 28, 2012


From the 1984 European Elections a leaflet from Fianna Fail candidates Sylvester Barrett, Gene Fitzgerald and Noel Davern. In a geographically spread ticket the Clare based Barrett and Cork based former Minister for Finance Fitzgerald were both elected, whilst the Tipperary based outgoing MEP Davern lost his seat.

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Leaflet for John Cushnahan-Fine Gael -1989 European Elections -Munster July 26, 2012


From the 1989 European Elections a leaflet from former leader of The Alliance Party and prominent Civil Rights movement figure John Cushnahan running for Fine Gael in Munster. Cushnahan polled 43,326 votes and was elected. He was returned again in 1994 and 1999.

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leaflet from Kathy Sinnott- Independent -2004 European Elections -South July 21, 2012

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From the 2004 European Elections a leaflet for Kathy Sinnott who was running as an Independent in the South constituency. She was elected polling over 89,000 votes. She is associated with campaigning for the rights of Autistic Children.
She had previously stood in the 2002 General Election where she missed out on a seat by just six votes in Cork South Central. She also stood in the 2002 Seanad Elections. She lost her seat in the 2009 European Elections.

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From circa 1987 – “Student Guide To Europe” from Tom Raftery M.E.P. – Fine Gael -Munster July 16, 2012

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From circa 1987 a leaflet “Student Guide To Europe” from Fine Gael Munster MEP Tom Raftery. The leaflet was written “..to give students in Ireland an idea of the opportunities that are available to them in the Community”

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Leaflet from Gerry Collins -Fianna Fail -1994 European Elections July 15, 2012

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From the 1994 European Elections a leaflet from Fianna Fail Limerick based TD Gerry Collins running in Munster. Collins was elected on this his first attempt at winning a seat in the European Parliament.
Gerry Collins distinguished career is covered and amongst the other items mentioned is his role in releasing hostages including Brian Keenan.

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Leaflet from Joe Sherlock -Workers Party-1984 European Elections -Munster June 21, 2012

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From the 1984 European Elections a leaflet from Workers’ Party candidate Joe Sherlock running in Munster. Sherlock polled 17,304 votes and missed out on a seat. (result here)

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From 1979 leaflet for John Blair, Alan Dukes, Tom O’Donnell, Jim O’Keefe -Fine Gael- Munster -European Elections June 18, 2012


From the 1979 European Election a leaflet for John Blair, Alan Dukes, Tom O’Donnell, Jim O’Keefe running for Fine Gael in Munster. Tom O’Donnell was elected. Result here .

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Leaflet from Martin O’Regan -Workers Party 1994 European Elections Munster June 7, 2012

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From the 1994 European Elections a leaflet from Workers Party candidate Martin O’Regan. O’Regan polled 6,270 votes and missed out on a seat.

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“Father Ryan is a man of the people” -Father Paddy Ryan – Independent – 1989 European Elections -Munster January 20, 2012


From the 1989 European Elections Father Paddy Ryan an Independent Republican running in Munster. Father Ryan was subject of an extradition request from Britain which was denied. He polled a respectable 30,934 votes but failed to win a seat.
More info on Father Ryan here

 

Sean Kelly -Fine Gael -2009 European Elections- South (Munster) March 30, 2010


From the 2009 European elections in Munster, Fine Gael candidate, the former President of the GAA Sean Kelly. Sean Kelly polled well and was elected.
As Uachtarán of Cumann Luthchleas Gael Sean Kelly credited himself with the opening on Croke Park to Soccer and Rugby.
This leaflet is Kerry centric with testaments from Jimmy Deenihan, Tom Sheehan and Senator Paul Coughlan

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Martin Ferris- Sinn Fein- 1999 Euro Elections Munster January 21, 2010


This is what went through the letterbox of the voters in Munster in 1999. It is unusual as it tell you nothing about the candidate, despite the fact that Ferris wasn’t a TD yet.
Martin Ferris polled 6.5% of the vote.

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Brian Crowley -Fianna Fail- 1999 European Elections December 30, 2009


The Ever Young looking Brian Crowley from the 1999 European Elections where he topped the poll getting almost 35% of the vote. The Leaflet mentions his time on the ‘Council of State’ as well as other items.

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