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This Week At Irish Election Literature August 1, 2014

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jlynch
The above is a collage of some of the posters that were in a friends relatives attic. Destined for the skip …. my friend saw them … and now those and other posters , as well as a haul of leaflets, booklets etc are in my attic !
On then to the Programme for the 1987 Cairde Fail ‘Dinnéar An Taoisigh’ . Includes a list of raffle prizes and menu (which includes cigars after the tea and coffee)

From the winter 1975 edition of “Iris Fianna Fail” an article “Women -Why We Need More of Them in Politics”.

From the 1948 General Election Campaign a Labour Party leaflet “Wings of Death” attacking Fianna Fails spending on Aircraft rather than on TB sufferers.

This Week At Irish Election Literature July 25, 2014

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Starting off with an unusual piece of Election Ephemera, Drawings of inventions and designs from Noel Bennett who ran as an Independent in Ballyfermot Drimnagh in the Local Elections

A 1984 European Elections leaflet from Richie Ryan of Fine Gael

From the 1973 General Election a leaflet from Peigin Doyle who was running for Official Sinn Fein in Dublin South Central

This Week At Irish Election Literature July 18, 2014

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The above cartoon is from Young Fine Gael about the 1984 visit of President Reagan.

A Series of Ten Classic UK Election Posters

A leaflet sent to Labour Party members from the 2002 Labour Party Leadership contest. It has profiles for both the Leadership and Deputy Leadership Elections.

From the 1967 Local Elections “Go Ahead! Go Labour”

This Week At Irish Election Literature July 11, 2014

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From the 2002 Abortion Referendum a leaflet from Sinn Fein urging a No Vote.

Then “Living Dublin” 1988 Fine Gael Policy Proposals for Dublin by Gay Mitchell. Includes an airport for the IFSC and more

Then an interesting one from the 1977 General Election “Vote Labour. Here are five good reasons why.” The five being the Labour Ministers and their achievements are listed, presumably we’ll have something similar at the next election.

This Week At Irish Election Literature June 27, 2014

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From September 2007 a letter from Eamon Gilmore to Labour Party members outlining his aims for the Party.

From the 1986 Fine Gael Ard Fheis a leaflet advertising a meeting on ‘Basic Income’ from Young Fine Gael.

From February 2001 an issue of “The Fenian”, the newsletter of Sinn Fein Dublin South West. Issues covered include Pubs, pylons and The Housing Crisis.

Finally some leaflets from the Labour Party Deputy Leadership candidates

This Week At Irish Election Literature June 20, 2014

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Between the weather and The World Cup I’ve been very quiet this week…..

“Care , Repair and Restoring Living Standards” Joan Burtons glossy leaflet from the Labour Leadership contest. (note how on page 4 she implies that the low turnout in the recent election was Labour voters staying at home)

Given The World Cup is on, my favourite election related fixture guide, John Stafford (with Jack Charlton) from USA 94

From The 2002 World Cup one from Brendan Brady of Fine Gael

This Week At Irish Election Literature June 13, 2014

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From the 1973 General Election campaign a leaflet from Fianna Fail promising that were they elected Rates would be abolished

A 1952 Letter from Bill Quirke (FF General Secretary) listing subscriptions towards a presentation for former TD Andy Fogarty

“I am a Catholic First and Foremost” a 1984 Alice Glenn Interview from Young Fine Gael Magazine ‘Futureline’ (which I posted an excerpt from earlier in the week)

and finally Alan Kelly’s letter to Labour Party members re the Deputy leadership of the party.

There will be a quiz up later this morning. (Political or League of Ireland.. any preferences?)

This Week At Irish Election Literature June 6, 2014

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From 1992 a leaflet from Joe Harrington who was running as a Peoples Democracy candidate in Limerick East

From 2000 a flyer for the “Sinn Féin logo design competition – Prize £500 ”

From Fermoy “Vote No. 1 Pat Fouhy”.. Get “A Big Sloppy Horse Kiss!”

Finally From the 1977 General Election a pre polling ‘Thank You’ leaflet to voters from Labour Dun Laoghaire candidates Jack Loughran and Barry Desmond

This Week At Irish Election Literature May 30, 2014

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The above is a wonderful Shell to Sea benefit gig poster.

Starting off this week with “The Cork Star” an anti Sinn Fein  leaflet distributed anonymously on the Northside of Cork during the election campaign.

A leaflet from Joe Higgins issued during the Dublin West By-Election Campaign. It attacks Sinn Feins innacurate use of polling data.

A leaflet from Sinn Feins Martina Anderson, interesting to see what the issues for them are North of the border.

and finally one from Independent Mary Martin featuring ‘Nidge’

The last Few Days at Irish Election Literature May 20, 2014

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Been inundated with stuff so I figured I’d do a selection  from the past few days

rancher
the above is a former SF candidate running as an Independent in Fermoy.

“Vote Against Austerity and  Abortion Vote Malachy Steenson”

“Interest Free Currency for Kildare Now!” poster and leaflet from Cathal Spelman an Independent in Naas

An Odd one from Richie Smith in Limerick

A leaflet from Pádraic “a’ Táillúra” Ó Conghaile who is running as an Independent in Conamara

“Labour Guilty of Attacking The People They Promised To Protect” leaflet from Sinn Fein

“…a name renowned for the delivery of genuine politics.” a canvass card from Kevin O’Keefe who is running for Fianna Fail in Fermoy

Theresa Heaney of The Catholic Democrats running in Ireland South

“Water is a Human Right” a leaflet from Workers Party Lucan and Clondalkin candidates Michael Finnegan and Lorraine Hennessy

 

 

 

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