Irish Election Literature

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Letter from Caroline Simons to Prolife Campaign supporters about building a Grassroots network for the 2014 European and Local Elections September 23, 2013

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A letter from Caroline Simons of the Prolife Campaign to Prolife Campaign supporters about building a Grassroots network for the 2014 European and Local Elections to make Abortion a political issue again and to have the current legislation changed.

Many thanks to the sender.
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An “Abortion no! Godly people to run ireland YES!!!” Leaflet July 3, 2013

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A rather extreme Pro-Life leaflet being handed out in Dublin today.
Many thanks to the sender
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‘Choose Life:’ Anti Abortion Leaflet with a prayer from the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference July 2, 2013

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An anti abortion leaflet which includes a prayer from the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference.
Many thanks to the sender.
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From 1982 an ad for a Pro Life Amendment Campaign Fashion Show in Tralee June 22, 2013

Filed under: Abortion,Kerry — irishelectionliterature @ 6:26 pm
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From November 1982 an ad for a Pro Life Amendment Campaign Fashion Show in Tralee.  The Fashion show was held six days after the November 1982 General Election and would have been part of The Pro life Amendment Campaigns efforts to have a Referendum on Abortion. The pressure from the campaign led to an Abortion Referendum less than a year later.
The Rosaleen O’Connell of Valentia island is mostlikely the wife of Kerry football legend Mick O’Connell, who was himself a former Councillor.
Many thanks to the sender
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A Rather extreme Pro Life Leaflet from the ‘Childrens Protection Society’ June 18, 2013


A Rather extreme Pro Life Leaflet from the ‘Childrens Protection Society’ which was recently delivered to TDs and Councillors all over the country. The leaflet is signed by John Clerkin. I’m wondering if its the same person who ran in 1991 with the slogan ‘Jobs for Youth – Not Condoms’ (Leaflet here)
Apologies if anyone is offended but the leaflet illustrates the type of material public representatives have been subjected to in recent times.

Many Thanks to the sender.

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Postcard to Fine Gael Oireachtas Members from The Pro Life Campaign June 15, 2013

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One of a series of postcards produced by The Pro Life campaign during the current campaign against ‘legislating for X’. This postcard is to be sent to Fine Gael Oireachtas members.

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From 1992 a flyer for a Pro Life public meeting in Foxrock featuring William Binchy and Berry Kiely. May 9, 2013

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From the 1992 Abortion Referendum(s) Campaign a flyer for a public meeting in Foxrock Community Centre sponsored by Pro -Life Foxrock District featuring William Binchy and Berry Kiely.
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2011 GE Fianna Fail letter stating they “will oppose moves to legalise abortion in Ireland” May 6, 2013

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From the 2011 General Election a copy of an email from FF HQ to a member of the Pro Life lobby about their intention not to legislate for Abortion in Ireland.

“Fianna Fáil states that it will uphold the right of the Irish people, and the Irish people alone, to decide on Ireland’s abortion laws. Fianna Fáil will oppose moves to legalise abortion in Ireland,”

Many thanks to the sender.
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“Why The Irish Vote On The Maastricht Treaty is a Vote On Abortion” January 17, 2013


From the 1992 Maastricht Treaty Referendum campaign a leaflet from three groups, The ‘Support Life Group’, ‘Family and Life’ and ‘Irish Right To Life’. “Why The Irish Vote On The Maastricht E.C. Treaty is a Vote On Abortion”
Many thanks to the sender.

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Flyer for “The Vigil for Life” Saturday 19th January -Merrion Square January 14, 2013

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Picked this up on the bus this evening , a flyer from a group ‘Unite for Life’ advertising “The Vigil for Life” on Saturday 19th January in Merrion Square.

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1992 Leaflet for Richard Greene- Independent- Dublin South December 16, 2012


From the 1992 General Election a leaflet for Independent Pro-Life candidate Richard Greene who was running in Dublin South. Greene who had been elected to the County Council for the Green Party, left because of their policy on Abortion. Among other groups, he has since been involved in a party called Muintir na hEireann, The Christian Solidarity Party and Coir.
He polled 1,671 votes here and failed to win a seat.
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1995 Youth Defence Leaflet -”John Paul II speaks…to Youth Defence” December 12, 2012


A Youth Defence Leaflet about two of their senior members Niamh Nic Mhathúna (now Niamh Uí Bhriain) and John Heaney meeting the Pope.

On Friday, 4th August 1995 Niamh Nic Mhathuna (Chairwoman) and John Heaney (Campaign Co-ordinator) of Youth Defence received an invitation to attend the Private Mass of His Holiness Pope John Paul II and afterwards to meet with the Holy Father at Castelgandolfo.

After Mass the Holy Father spoke to Niamh and John and gave them his undivided attention, stressing the importance of Youth Defence’s pro-life work. As the audience ended the Holy Father himself summoned the Vatican Photographers to record the event.

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Youth Defence Leaflet “They’re opening the door to abortion on demand. -Vote Fine Gael? Never Again.”

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A Youth Defence Leaflet attacking Fine Gael and the possibility of them breaking the pro-life pre election promise. “They’re opening the door to abortion on demand. -Vote Fine Gael? Never Again.”
The leaflet also urges you to contact your local Fine Gael TD to pressure him/her on the issue.

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Youth Defence “Fine Gael – Every Child Matters” Poster November 28, 2012

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A poster used by Youth Defence “Fine Gael – Every Child Matters” based on Fine Gaels Childrens Rights Referendum slogan.

 

1992 Referendum Leaflet from Youth Defence /Pro Life Movement urging a No vote against Travel, Information and Abortion November 18, 2012


From the 1992 Referendums on the Right to Travel, Right to Information and Abortion a Leaflet from Youth Defence /Pro Life Movement urging a No vote against all three.
Its interesting to see the arguments against Travel and Information.
More Abortion related leaflets

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Flyer from ‘The Life Institute’ asking people to contact their Fine Gael TDs looking for an Abortion Referendum October 14, 2012

Filed under: Abortion — irishelectionliterature @ 8:50 pm
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I gather these were being given out on Grafton Street recently. Leaflets from ‘The Life Institute’ demanding Fine Gael follow up on their pre election promise of an Abortion Referendum. The Leaflet urges you to contact your local Fine Gael representatives about the issue and gives contact details for each.
Many thanks to the sender.

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Darragh O’Reilly -Christian Solidarity Party – Dublin South West 2002 General Election April 2, 2012


From the 2002 General Election a leaflet from Darragh O’Reilly running for the Christian Solidarity Party in Dublin South West.  A former Principal of Tallaght Community School, O’Reilly polled 760 votes.
In the 1979 Local Elections he stood for Fianna Fail in the Whitechurch (Rathfarnham) ward winning 1334 votes but failed to win a seat.

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Leaflet from Declan Waters -”Independent Pro-Life Christian Democrat” -Waterford -2011 General Election June 6, 2011


A leaflet from “Independent Pro-Life Christian Democrat” Declan Waters who was running in the 2011 General Election Waterford. In the leaflet amongst other things he mentions is that he “is running for the fourth time for Dail Eireann”. In 1997 he ran for ‘The National Party‘ , in 2002 he ran for the Christian Solidarity Party , in 2007 he ran as an Independent.
In this 2011 election he polled 222 votes. (his record at electionsireland.org)

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