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This Week At The Irish Election Literature Blog May 18, 2012

Posted by irishelectionliterature in Irish Election Literature Blog.

Starting off this week with …That there be “a Telephone in every school in the country” and other motions (some unexpected) from the 1981 Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Then a 1965 Flyer from Frank Cluskey

To the present and an assortment of No leaflets
An “Economic Growth, Not More Austerity” -Vote NO Leaflet from Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy

United Left Alliance Factsheet “Why Vote No to the Austerity Treaty”

Vote No Leaflet from The Workers Party

Finally, is it a reaction to the prominence of Paul Murphy in the campaign that Labour are using Emer Costello a lot on their Dublin leaflets? or is it to do with funding?


1. Reality Bites - May 18, 2012

I’m pretty sure leaflets went to print before Paul came SP chief spokesperson on it, its a way of raising profile for both I’d imagine.

Costello was also on the pre referendum Labour leaflet that was out before campaign started, an information guide all TDs had.

Like Farage etc, I assume both Socialists & Labour are accessing EU party funding for campaign materials, as are FF on their posters.


Jack Jameson - May 19, 2012

I’d say with Emer Costello it’s all to do with funding – she’s hardly an asset, is she?


2. tomasoflatharta - May 18, 2012

Reblogged this on Campaign Against the Austerity Treaty and commented:
Vote No Material – Plenty of it!


3. Jack Jameson - May 19, 2012

South Dublin Labour Councillor Dermot Looney won’t be appearing on any Labour literature for sure.

On Twitter @dlooney (May 17):

@colettebrowne I’ll be voting no but not involved in any campaign…


Fair play to him.

Any signs of other Labour lefties following suit? Tommy Broughan? Anyone?


combatliberalism - May 19, 2012

‘Any signs of other Labour lefties following suit? Tommy Broughan? Anyone?’

Not that bothered. It’s almost as if the Labour Left were a windmill-tipping irrelevance.


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