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This Week At Irish Election Literature August 15, 2014

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Starting off with the above Fianna Fail postcard from some time between 1979 and 1982. Its unusual to see a picture of Leinster House with all the cars outside.

Then from the 1974 Local Elections a Leaflet from Pat Carroll (husband of Joan Burton), Griff Cashman, Pat Lacey and Jimmy Somers who were running for The Labour Party in Area Number 4 Cabra / Arran Quay

Then to the General Election of 1973 and ‘Election News’ from Official Sinn Fein

And finally something that turned up on the wonderful Hatful of History site …a pamphlet (probably) distributed by the Communist Party of Great Britain in the early 1960s defending the building of The Berlin Wall.

and apologies again over a lack of quiz….

This Week At Irish Election Literature August 8, 2014

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Above some more posters stickers and badges I got recently.

From the Clár of the 1984 Ogra Fianna Fail National Conference, details of the Disco as well as candidate profiles. Among the candidates were Ciaran Haughey , Miacheál Martin and former Presidential hopeful Sean Gallagher.

From the 1959 Referendum on Changing the voting system a pamphlet from Fianna Fail “The Straight Vote Some Questions And Answers”

A “Stop Israel’s Slaughter in Gaza” leaflet from the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Apologies, No Quiz this week as I didn’t have time yesterday to do it.

This Week At Irish Election Literature August 1, 2014

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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

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