Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from Sean Walsh -Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party -1977 General Election – Carlow Kilkenny December 18, 2014


From the 1977 General Election a leaflet from Sean Walsh of Sinn Fein The Workers Party running in Carlow Kilkenny. He polled 1666 votes and missed out on a seat.

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“Eolas” – International Newsletter of Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party -November/December 1977 October 23, 2013


The November/December 1977 edition of “Eolas” the International Newsletter of Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party. An interesting read with details of Sean McBrides Lenin Peace prize, The Campaign against the Neutron Bomb, an Oil refinery in Dublin Bay, release Peter Hands , unemployment and other issues.

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From December 1977 -Sinn Fein The Workers Party ‘Notes & Comments’ May 29, 2013

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From December 1977 “Sinn Fein The Workers Party ‘Notes & Comments’ ” a newsletter for members outlining various party issues . There are suggested ways of raising funds via extra newspaper sales. The roles of party branches is discussed,  The new printing press is mentioned as are the forthcoming European Elections and other matters.
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“Medical Kits for S.W.A.P.O.” Collection sheet from Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party March 13, 2013

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Interesting item this illustrating the many international ties many of the Irish political parties had and still have. A “Medical Kits for S.W.A.P.O.” Collection sheet from Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party.
SWAPO being the South West African People’s Organisation who were fighting for independence for what is now Namibia.

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Leaflet from Paddy Gallagher -Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party- 1981 General Election -Waterford June 13, 2012


From the 1981 General Election a leaflet from Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party candidate Paddy Gallagher who was running in Waterford. Gallagher, who had been elected to Waterford Corporation in 1974, polled 3,463 votes in this 1981 General Election and failed to win a seat. The drop in vote from 1977 could be in part explained by the presence of H-Block candidate Kevin Lynch on the ballot paper.
Gallagher was elected to the Dail in February 1982 , however he lost his seat in the November 1982 General Election.

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Joe Sherlock -Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party – 1981 General Election Cork East December 10, 2011


From the 1981 General Election, a historic election for Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party as Joe Sherlock became their first TD (since the split). Sherlock was first elected to Cork County Council in 1974.
.His electoral record at electionsireland.org.
He is the father of current Labour TD Sean Sherlock

 

Leaflet from John McManus -Sinn Fein the Workers Party -1977 General Election Wicklow April 5, 2011


From the 1977 General Election a leaflet from Sinn Fein the Workers Party candidate John McManus running in Wicklow. McManus polled 1,231 votes. Amongst the other names on the ballot paper that day was Seamus Costello.
Amongst the issues mentioned in the leaflet are Jobs, Prices, Family planning law, divorce, equal pay , Peace, land and Fishing

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