Irish Election Literature

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From 2004 “100 Days To Change America” -John Kerry’s Action Plan For His First 100 Days in Office August 14, 2012

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Although not Irish, I thought this leaflet may be of interest. From the 2004 American Presidential Election, “100 Days To Change America” John Kerry’s Action Plan For His First 100 Days in Office.

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Leaflet and letter from the Campaign against Household & Water Taxes with details of planned events March 16, 2012


A leaflet and letter from the Campaign against Household & Water Taxes giving details of the forthcoming National Rally on the 24th of March and the protest outside the Fine Gael Ard Fheis on the 31st of March.
That Fine Gael Anti Property Tax leaflet from 1994
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“Information leaflet on proposed Septic Tanks and Associated Charges” from Mattie McGrath -Independent -Tipperary South January 26, 2012


an “Information leaflet on proposed Septic Tanks and Associated Charges” from Independent TD for Tipperary South Mattie McGrath.
It explains the bill as well as various objections.

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Leaflet from Eoin O Coigligh (Owen Quigley) -Ailtirí na hAiséirghe -Louth 1943 General Election January 15, 2012


From the 1943 General Election a leaflet from Ailtirí na hAiséirghe candidate Eoin O’ Coiglig (Owen Quigley) running in Louth. A former Labour Party councillor he joined Ailtirí na hAiséirghe after their foundation, he polled 585 votes.
He was reelected to Drogheda Corporation and Louth County Council in 1945. Pictured in the leaflet is Gearóid Ó Cuinneagáin, The Ceannaire (leader) of the party.
Many thanks to the sender.

 

Leaflet ..”calling for the withdrawal of Senator David Norris from political life” – Democratic Right Movement September 22, 2011


Was sent this (many thanks), a leaflet from the Democratic Right Movement “calling for the withdrawal of Senator David Norris from political life”. Not pretty.

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Newsletter from Ruth Coppinger -Socialist Party – 2011 Dublin West By Election September 7, 2011


The Autumn 2011 Newsletter from Socialist Party candidate in the forthcoming Dublin West By Election , Ruth Coppinger. A councillor since 2004 she is seen as having a decent chance of winning the by election. She announces that she will be standing in the by election. Issues such as the new household charge, Cuts in SNAs and Blanchardstown Hospital are also covered.
The leaflet is available in pdf form here

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2011 flyer from Jackie Healy-Rae and Constituency Secretary Michael Healy-Rae August 30, 2011


A flyer from Jackie Healy-Rae and Constituency Secretary Michael Healy-Rae produced in the run up to the 2011 General Election. Michael Healy-Rae won the seat vacated by his father.

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1983 Election Leaflet for Tony Blair August 29, 2011


From the 1983 UK General Election a leaflet for former British Prime Minister Tony Blair who was running for the first time in Sedgefield. The Oxford graduate was then “a practising Barrister specialising in trade union and industrial law.”
Many thanks to the sender

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From 2006 -”Shell to Sea -Protect Irish Natural Resources” Flyer August 21, 2011

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From 2006 a leaflet from Shell to Sea “Protect Irish Natural Resources”.

 

Leaflet from Connor Kelly -People Before Profit- 2011 Local Elections -Cityside, Derry August 19, 2011


From the 2011 Local Elections for Derry City Council a leaflet from Connor Kelly who was running for People Before Profit in Cityside.
Kelly got 265 first preferences, 4.5% of the vote.
Connor Kelly is possibly better known as a musician with his band Connor Kelly and the Red Medicine .
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Leaflet from Felix Gallagher -Sinn Fein -2007 GE Dublin West August 16, 2011


From the 2007 General Election Campaign a leaflet introducing Sinn Fein candidate Felix Gallagher to the electorate of Dublin West.
Gallagher polled 1,624 votes and didn’t win a seat.

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“Limerick Sinn Fein News” -Summer 2011 August 12, 2011


The Summer 2011 edition of Limerick Sinn Fein News. Water Charges, The Universal Social Charge and The Hunger strikes are amongst the topics covered.
Many thanks to the sender.

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From 1951 “Keep Fianna Fail away from your Pay Packets!”- “….Vote Labour…” August 7, 2011


From the 1951 General Election a Labour Party leaflet urging voters to
“Keep Fianna Fail away from your Pay Packets!” by voting Labour.
“Wage control means Fianna Fail! , Fianna Fail means Wage Control”

 

“Under the Amendment YOU COULD BE DIVORCED AGAINST YOUR WILL- Vote No to Divorce 1986 Referendum August 3, 2011


From the 1986 Divorce Referendum a flyer from The Anti Divorce Campaign Committee with the message

“Under the Amendment YOU COULD BE DIVORCED AGAINST YOUR WILL – Vote No to Divorce “

 

From 2007 “Anti Social Behaviour -Labour Listened…. now we will act” August 2, 2011


From the 2007 General Election a leaflet from the Pat Rabbitte led Labour Party “Anti Social Behaviour -Labour Listened…. now we will act” . On the reverse we learn of a poll taken by members of the Labour Party Nationwide on Anti Social Behaviour.

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Flyer from John Ryan -Democratic Left -1998 Limerick East By-Election July 31, 2011


From the 1998 Limerick East By-Election a flyer from Democratic Left candidate John Ryan. It (and the Dublin North by Election held on the same day) was the last election fought by the Democratic Left before their merger with the Labour Party.
John Ryan polled 3,868 votes.

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Flyer from Tom Collopy -Sinn Fein-Limerick East -2009 Local Elections July 30, 2011


From the 2009 Local Elections a flyer from Sinn Fein candidate Tom Collopy who was running in the Limerick East Ward. Collopy polled 304 votes and failed to win a seat.

 

“A message to all my supporters from Michael Noonan TD” – Denis McCarthy -Fine Gael -2009 LE Limerick East July 28, 2011


From the 2009 Local Elections for Limerick City Council a leaflet from Fine Gael candidate Denis McCarthy running in the Limerick East Ward with “A message to all my supporters from Michael Noonan TD”. McCarthy polled 562 votes and was elected.

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