Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

September 1983 edition of the UDA newsletter ‘Ulster’ October 25, 2015

The September 1983 edition of the Ulster Defence Association newsletter ‘Ulster’ which is in uploaded in pdf form.
Among the items covered are Anti Segregation protests, threats to criminals from the UDA, plenty of small pieces about Gerry Adams and Cardinal O’Fiach, a piece on Rose Harvey and Dominic McGlinchey.
Click on the image to launch in pdf


Leaflet from Nigel Lutton -Independent Agreed Unionist Candidate- Mid Ulster 2013 By Election March 7, 2013

From the 2013 Mid Ulster By-Election a leaflet from Independent and ‘The Agreed Unionist Candidate’ Nigel Lutton.
Theres a profile of the candidate, Peter Robinson and Mike Nesbitt extolling the virtues of the candidate as well as some policies.

A special thanks to the sender… who rescued this from a relatives bin (yes I’ve searched in bins for leaflets too )


Patrick Melly -Conservative and Unionist- Sligo Leitrim -1992 General Election July 22, 2012

From the 1992 General Election a flyer from Patrick Melly… a rarity in the Republic of Ireland in that he was a Unionist candidate.
There is of course a ‘Protestant Vote’ in certain areas of the country, more often than not though its in Local Elections that it manifests itself with the likes of the Donegal Progressive Party and Protestant Association candidates fielded (and elected) in Donegal and Monaghan up until recently.
In 1987 there were 2 ‘Unionist’ candidates in Michael Brooks (running as an Ulster Protestant polled 696 votes in Donegal South West) , Stan Davies (Unionist polling 134 votes in Cork South West) and another candidate Ronald Smith ran in Louth on a ticket demanding Bible readings in the Dail (he got 86 votes).
For the record Melly polled 73 votes in what I think was his only electoral outing.


“The Protestant Blu Print” editor Ian R. K. Paisley MP- 1987 Election Special February 6, 2012

The 1987 Election Special of “The Protestant Blu Print” edited by Ian Paisley. Its from around the time of the Anglo Irish Agreement and decries the forces of Dublin and London.



“Save Ulster with the Ulster Democratic Unionist Association” Leaflet ..from the early 80s? November 30, 2011

Got this recently , a leaflet from the ‘Ulster Democratic Unionist Association Co. Londonderry’, outlining their aims and objectives. I think its from the early 80s but can’t be sure. I can’t find anything online about them. I presume that they were linked to the Democratic Unionist Party.
If anyone has any details of the group I’d love to know.


Sylvia Hermon -Independent Unionist -North Down 2010 UK Election August 12, 2010

From the 2010 UK Election a leaflet for Independent candidate Sylvia Hermon running in North Down.She was easily elected.
Having been first elected in 2001 as an Ulster Unionist Party candidate, she quit the party in 2010 in protest at the UUP’s alliance with the Conservative Party. She is the widow of Sir Jack Hermon, former Chief Constable of the RUC.



Ian McCrae -DUP -Mid Ulster -2010 UK Election May 9, 2010

From the 2010 UK Election, a leaflet from DUP candidate Ian McCrae running in Mid Ulster. He polled 5,876 votes.
McCrae is an MLA and also is the son of DUP MP Willie McCrea.




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