Irish Election Literature

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“The Real Party of The Environment … Progressive Democrats” -Michael McDowell -1997 General Election- Dublin South East July 12, 2014

“The Real Party of The Environment” a leaflet from Michael McDowell of The Progressive Democrats from the 1997 General Election. Despite the leaflet McDowell lost his seat with John Gormley of  The Green Party winning a seat instead. As the Greens were making progress in the polls, in elections between 1997 and 2007 all parties tried to show off their environmental credentials.
Many thanks to the sender.



“Progressive Democrats New Deal!” -1987 Leaflet from The Progressive Democrats November 6, 2013

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From the 1987 General Election a leaflet outlining the “Progressive Democrats New Deal!”. It contains details of all the partys policies, such as reducing the number of TDs, Abolishing the Senate, Standard Tax rates to go down to 25% and more.



From 2007 “Come Join The Party!” -Progressive Democrat recruitment ad. November 2, 2013

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“Come Join The Party!” a Progressive Democrat recruitment ad from a 2007 PD newspaper ‘New Ireland’. If you wanted to join the party you could mail Michael McDowell directly at !


Ad for John Kelly -Progressive Democrats -1989 Kerry South July 5, 2013

From the 1989 General Election an ad for Progressive Democrat Kerry South candidate John Kelly. He polled 1,458 votes and failed to win a seat.
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From 1992 Progressive Democrats Des O’Malley outlines the partys reasons to vote No on the Abortion Referendum. June 8, 2013

From a 1992 Progressive Democrat leaflet Dessie O’Malley outlines the position of the party regarding the 3 Abortion Referenda to be held on the same day as the General Election. Whilst they asked for a YEs vote for the Right to Travel and Right to Information, they asked for a NO vote on the Abortion issue. Many of the reasons for voting against the Referendum outlined by O’Malley are just as relevant today as they were then.



1992 General Election Leaflet from Michael McDowell where he is committed to .. ‘Abolish The Senate’ June 7, 2013

From a 1992 General Election Leaflet from Progressive Democrat Michael McDowell where he is committed to amongst other things.. ‘Abolish The Senate’. I’ve also included a piece from one of his 1987 leaflets where ‘Terminate the Senate’ is mentioned.




Leaflet from John Kenny -Progressive Democrats -2004 Local Elections South East Inner City April 29, 2013

From the 2004 Local Elections a newsletter from Progressive Democrats candidate John Kenny who was running in Dublins South East Inner City Ward. Kenny polled 324 votes and failed to win a seat. He was co-opted to replace Wendy Hederman on Dublin City Council in 2007 and didn’t stand in the 2009 Local Elections by which time the PDs had disbanded.





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