Irish Election Literature

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Leaflets from Kevin Lynch- H-Block -1981 General Election -Waterford January 3, 2014

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From the 1981 General Election Leaflets from Hunger Striker Kevin Lynch who was running in Waterford. He polled 3,337 votes but failed to win a seat. He died on the 1st August 1981.
Many thanks to the sender
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“Don’t Let More Prisoners Die In The Blocks” -June 1981 Leaflet from Cabra H-Block Group October 8, 2013


From late June 1981 a leaflet issued by the Dublin7/ Cabra H-Block Group “Don’t Let More Prisoners Die In The Blocks” .At this stage four of the Hunger Strikers had died. Bobby Sands, Kieran Doherty and Paddy Agnew had all been elected to The Dail or Westminster. The leaflet also advertises activities that were coming up.
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Flyer for an Anti Internment Public Meeting Sat 14th September featuring Clare Daly and others September 9, 2013

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A flyer for an Anti Internment meeting to be held on Saturday the 14th of September in The Teachers Club. Amongst those speaking are Clare Daly, Pauline Mellon and Dee Fennell.
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‘Seventy Seven Arguments Against The Treaty’.. Every Vote for The Free State is a vote for 777 More Executions. August 21, 2013

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A striking poster from I would imagine the lead up to the June 1927 General Election regarding executions in the Civil War. The ‘Seventy Seven Arguments Against The Treaty’ refers to the 77 executions during the Civil War (this figure is disputed and may have been 81).
We also have quotes from Patrick Hogan and Kevin O’Higgins
“You did not think we’d Execute Irishmen, We did and we’ll bloody well execute again!”
“I stand by the seventy-seven executions and seven hundred and seventy seven more if necessary”
Some information on Executions during the Civil War

I took a picture of this poster at a recent visit to Kilmainham Gaol which is well worth a visit.

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‘Fight Back!’ -Leaflet from The National Republican Party (A New Party) August 20, 2013

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‘Fight Back!’ a leaflet from The National Republican Party who are a new party. It was distributed in Clondalkin in the Dublin Mid West Constituency. I’m not sure if the party intend to contest the 2014 Local Elections.
Their website as listed on the leaflet.
Many thanks to the sender.
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“One Ireland One Vote- All Ireland Referendum Now!” leaflet from The 1916 Societies August 7, 2013

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A leaflet from The 1916 Societies “One Ireland One Vote- All Ireland Referendum Now!” calling for an All Ireland Border poll rather than just a poll in Northern Ireland.
Many Thanks to the sender.
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1954 General Election flyer for Joseph Pilkington -Independent Republican Labour Candidate, Workers Unemployed, Small Farmer and Old IRA -Sligo Leitrim June 15, 2013


From the 1954 General Election in Sligo/Leitrim a flyer for Joseph Pilkington an Independent Republican Labour Candidate, Workers Unemployed, Small Farmer and Old IRA candidate. He polled 2,710 votes and failed to win a seat.
As far as I know Pilkington was a Sligo Town based Councillor. He was elected to Sligo County Council and Sligo Corporation in 1950 as a Labour candidate and died in 1955. I don’t know why he didn’t stand for Labour here in 1954.
Many thanks to the sender.

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‘Iris Na Poblachta’ – November 1986 -Republican Sinn Fein -Ruairi O’Bradaigh June 5, 2013

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From November 1986 ‘Iris Na Poblachta’ a paper produced by the Ruairi O’Bradaiagh led Republican Sinn Fein. This issue is quite important as its the first issue post the Split and formation of Republican Sinn Fein. The leaflet gives details of the split and the reasons behind it as well as details of the founding of the party and the partys executive as well as other news from the time.

Many thanks to the sender.
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“To All GAA Fans… Support The Hunger Strikers” leaflet April 24, 2013

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From the 1981 Hunger Strike a leaflet “To All GAA Fans… Support The Hunger Strikers”. The leaflet give details of how the GAA Central Council had issued a directive that no support by any part of the GAA should be given to the H-Block Campaign as it  was ‘Party Political’ . The GAA had previously supported the Hunger Strikers five demands.

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Uncharted Reef -The Irish struggle viewed as a conflict between civilizations. P. Ó Croidheáin, 1977 April 17, 2013

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A Pamphlet “Uncharted Reef -The Irish struggle viewed as a conflict between civilizations.” by P. Ó Croidheáin, published in 1977.
“The purpose of this booklet is to examine the struggle for the ownership of Ireland from the viewpoint of the theory of civilization.”
Many thanks to the sender.
Click on the images to enlarge.

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Saor Eire Manifesto from 1971 April 8, 2013

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From 1971 The Saor Eire Manifesto. Saor Eire were a Republican Left wing  group that operated between 1967 and 1973, this manifesto was its sole political statement.
You’ll find more information on them here

Many thanks to the sender.

Saor Eire Manifesto May 1971
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A 1972 and a 1973 Christmas card made in Long Kesh by an internee from Belfast February 27, 2013

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Two Christmas cards made in Long Kesh by an internee from Belfast.
Many thanks to the sender.
Chistmas Card made in Long Kesh 1972.

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Éirígí -’Poblacht na nOibrithe’ -Earrach 2013 …”Home and Water Taxes Must be Stopped” February 19, 2013

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A leaflet from Éirígí,’Poblacht na nOibrithe’ Earrach 2013 …”Home and Water Taxes Must be Stopped” and a piece on the Eater rising.
Below the leaflet I’ve also included the video “Water Meter Sabotage – An éirígí Step by Step Guide “
Many Thanks to the sender.
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Ad for An Anti Internment Meeting in Southampton January 1972 from the Anti Internment League February 3, 2013


An ad for an Anti Internment public meeting in Southampton just after Bloody Sunday in Derry 1972. The meeting was organised by The Anti Internment League and the speakers included ‘A Witness of the Derry Killings of Bloody Sunday’.

Many thanks to the sender.

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1981 RUC ‘Wanted’ poster for Crumlin Road Prison Escapees including Angelo Fusco, Joe Doherty and Patrick Magee January 1, 2013

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A 1981 RUC ‘Wanted’ poster for the Crumlin Road Prison Escapees. The seven listed on the poster were brothers Tony and Gerry Sloan, Michael McKee, Joe Doherty, Angelo Fusco, Patrick Magee and RJ Campbell.

Many Thanks to the sender.
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From 1972 a Christmas Card issued by the Ardoyne Relief Committee December 21, 2012


From 1972 a Christmas Card issued by the Ardoyne Relief Committee with proceeds in aid of internees and their dependents. The cards were published by the monks at Portglenone Abbey.
Many thanks to the sender.

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From 1923 “Voting for the Free State means keeping Ireland down … Vote Republican” November 30, 2012


From the 1923 General Election a poster ‘Keeping Ireland Down” “Voting for the Free State means keeping Ireland down Don’t prolong the agony! Vote Republican”
many thanks to the sender.
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From 1984 A Sinn Fein Pamphlet “Republican Education -What We Need To Know To Win!” November 20, 2012

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From 1984 (or 1985) An interesting Sinn Fein Pamphlet entitled “Republican Education -What We Need To Know To Win!”.
The Pamphlet outlines ways in which members can educate themselves and become more active. Through that recruiting more membersthrough various events.
Many Thanks to the sender.

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