Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from Mary Farrell -Independent -Gorey -2014 Local Elections April 15, 2014

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A leaflet from Mary Farrell who is running as an Independent in Gorey for a seat on Wexford County Council.
The Campaign Facebook Page
Many thanks to the sender



Flyer from Cormac McManus -Independent -Gorey -2014 Local Elections April 13, 2014

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A flyer from Conor McManus who is running as an Independent in Gorey for a seat on Wexford County Council.
The Campaign Facebook Page
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Leaflet from Ger Carthy -Independent -Wexford -2014 Local Elections March 18, 2014

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A leaflet from Ger Carthy who is running in the Wexford LEA for a seat on Wexford County Council. He is a son of the late Leo Carthy who served as a Councillor in the Wexford area for 49 years.
The Candidates Website
many thanks to the sender.




Leaflet from Gavin Nugent – Independent -Gorey -2014 Local Elections March 5, 2014

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A leaflet from Gavin Nugent, who is running as an Independent in Gorey for a seat on Wexford County Council.

The Campaign Facebook Page
He is on Twitter @gavnugent
Many thanks to the sender.




“A voice that won’t be silenced” Brendan Howlin- Labour -1989 General Election -Wexford December 17, 2013

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From the 1989 General Election “A voice that won’t be silenced” a leaflet from Wexford Labour candidate Brendan Howlin. Howlin topped the poll with 9,253 votes and held on to the seat he first won two years previously in 1987.
Many thanks to Wexford Labour Youth for allowing me to use the image. Their Facebook page has some other old Wexford Election Ephemera posted and is well worth a look.


Autumn 2012 Newsletter from Mick Wallace -Independent -Wexford October 9, 2013

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The Autumn 2012 newsletter from Independent TD for Wexford Mick Wallace. Amongst the items included is his statement on Under-Declaration of VAT and pieces on Upholding Human Rights, Helping Small Business and Mortgage Arrears.



JFK Themed poster from Fianna Fail New Ross Councillor Michael Sheehan July 1, 2013

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A JFK Themed poster from Fianna Fail News Ross based Councillor Michael Sheehan.
Many thanks to the sender.


Household charge leaflet from Wexford County Council October 31, 2012

A leaflet from Wexford County Council outlining the services provided by the council and urging the payment of the household charge.
Many thanks to the sender.



A “Wallace For Wexford” bumper sticker. October 29, 2012

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From the 2011 General Election a bumper sticker from Independent candidate Mick Wallace with the logo “Wallace For Wexford”


Wexford and Wicklow County Council Local Election Results 1974 to 2009 October 12, 2012

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In Excel format

Wexford County Council Local Election Results 1974 to 2009

Wicklow County Council Local Election Results 1974 to 2009

Leaflets from Wicklow and leaflets from Wexford (some are from Local Elections)

The main Page here for Old Local Election Results


1981 leaflet for Lorcan Allen, Sean Browne, Gus Byrne, Hugh Byrne -Fianna Fail- Wexford June 23, 2012

From the 1981 general election a leaflet from Wexford Fianna Fail candidates Lorcan Allen, Sean Browne, Gus Byrne, Hugh Byrne. The FF ticket would have been unusual in that all four names would have been at the top of the ballot paper. Despite that only Lorcan Allen and Hugh Byrne were elected and Sean Browne lost his seat.
Aside from profiles and a message from the candidates ,We also have Haugheys message to the electorate from that 1981 election.
Click on the images to enlarge.



“Put Gorey in Government” -Leaflet from Michael D’Arcy -Fine Gael -Wexford 2011 General Election March 8, 2012

“Put Gorey in Government” a Leaflet from Fine Gael Wexford candidate Michael D’Arcy in the 2011 General Election. Gorey based D’Arcy polled well with 8,418 votes but narrowly missed out to party colleague Liam Twomey. D’Arcy was elected in the subsequent Seanad Elections on the Administrative Panel.
The Gorey area still has no TD.



“The Minister for Hardship Brendan Howlin TD” and other posters from Wexford Sinn Fein March 6, 2012

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Two recent posters from Wexford Sinn Fein used at various demonstrations around the County.
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Ivan Yates, Louise Hennessy, Michael Darcy -Fine Gael -Wexford 1981 General Election September 18, 2011

From the 1981 General Election an Ad for Ivan Yates, Louise Hennessy and Michael Darcy who were running for Fine Gael in Wexford. Yates and Darcy were elected.


Leaflet from Ruairí de Valera -Wexford -2011 GE February 28, 2011

From the 2011 General Election in Wexford a leaflet from Independent candidate Ruairí de Valera. Ruairi DeValera is a grandson of former Taoiseach and President Eamon De Valera and of course a cousin of Eamon Ó Cuív.
He polled 119 votes.
Many Thanks to the sender.



Leaflet from Siobhan Roseingrave- Independent- Wexford February 21, 2011

from the 2011 General Election a leaflet for Independent candidate Siobhan Roseingrave,  the sole female (Independent) candidate standing in the Wexford Constituency.

The candidate herself writes in a Biography.

Delivering Power Back to the People.

Siobhan Roseingrave is the only Female (Independent) Candidate contesting the election in the Wexford Constituency. For many years Siobhan has been concerned at the under-representation of women in the decision-making process in Ireland. With a Degree in Psychology & Philosophy, Diploma in Legal Studies and H.Dip in Mediation & Conflict Resolution, coupled with a career in Local Authority Service for over 20 years, Siobhan has the credentials for a career in politics. She co-founded the Greystones Cancer Support Group and has extensive experience working at voluntary/community level. As daughter of the late Tomás Roseingrave who was a great pioneer of community development both in Ireland and Europe, she has deep understanding of issues in both national and international political contexts.

According to Siobhan, gender equality is not a luxury, it’s a legal right which currently does not exist in Irish politics. In Ireland, 50% of the electorate (women) receive, on average, less than 20% representation. The barriers to this inequality must be removed by leveling the playing pitch to facilitate more women to join the ranks of their male colleagues, if necessary through legislation.

Since the late 1950′s the EU has promoted equality in the decision-making process but so far Ireland lags far behind, coming 23rd out of 27 EU countries in terms of gender balance representation. Only 78 women, in total, have been elected to the Dáil since 1918. This inequality must be addressed. Political Parties must ensure that more women are selected ‘on merit’ to go forward for election to the Dáil.

A hallmark of any society is demonstrated by its ability to treat the more vulnerable citizens with justice and fairness. Any newly evolving political system will only be effective if it promotes a more socially cohesive and just society for all the citizens of the Country. Irish society must be built on principles of Social Justice and Moral Integrity. If we build on these solid foundations, the behaviour of politicians, bankers and others who brought about the financial collapse of Ireland, would be constrained, regulated, and where appropriate prosecuted, in a new system of political accountability. As Jesse Jackson said on his recent visit to Dublin, ‘globalised banking and technology were not coupled with integrity and honest values’. This is what we, the people of Ireland must now demand.

This election should be based on the needs of the people and the community and how the economy services those needs, rather then the needs of the Bondholders, the ECB or the IMF. The Irish people should have a say in what model of economics they are willing to support, as well as a say in the next phase of the bailout. As David McWilliams suggests, in this unique economic crisis the people of Ireland should be entitled to a referendum, which will allow them the opportunity to decide the future of their Country.

This is probably the most important election since the foundation of the state, where the Irish Electorate can demonstrate the ability to turn the tragedy of the current economic situation into triumph through participation. By voting not as we have done in the past, and by refusing to support parties or individuals out of “traditional loyalties” rather then their worthiness “to govern”, only then can we change the whole course of political history. By delivering a strong message to all those who wrecked havoc on the people of Ireland, both those in Government as well as those who stood idly bye, we can deliver our own form of justice through the power of our vote

This is an extraordinary crisis that demands an extraordinary response by the Irish electorate, replacing top down power politics with a bottom-up (grassroots) power of local people in communities, rural and urban, right across Ireland. Only Independent Candidates, women like Siobhan, whose loyalty is to the people and not to any political party, can deliver this for you, the people of Wexford.

Siobhan Roseingrave

Independent Candidate


“Scruff Of The Neck” and “Fight Back” , “Wallace For Wexford” posters -Mick Wallace -Wexford 2011 General Election February 20, 2011

From the 2011 General Election campaign two posters for Independent candidate Mick Wallace running in Wexford.
His website
many thanks to the sender



“Send home the clowns”-John Dwyer -Independent -Wexford

A unusual flyer From John Dwyer an Independent candidate running in Wexford in the 2011 General election. The New Ross based Councillor Dwyer, had previously stood for Sinn Fein on a number of occasions.




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