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This Week At Irish Election Literature November 30, 2012

Posted by irishelectionliterature in Irish Election Literature Blog.

From the 1990 Presidential Campaign an Anti Mary Robinson and Austin Currie Leaflet from a group called Clann Na bFinini (The Family Group).

From the 2011 General Election campaign a letter from Phil Hogan assuring the recipient that “Fine Gael is opposed to the legislation of Abortion”.

From 1992 a fairly extreme pro life leaflet criticizing the Bishops Statement on Abortion, that goes on to say “The Supreme Court Judges who approved abortion in the X-case committed the mortal sin of murder.. ” , “we must not have innocent blood on our hands like Albert Reynolds” and more.

From the 2004 Local Elections a leaflet from Gino Kenny of the SWP who was running in Clondalkin.


1. Blissett - November 30, 2012

That Clann na bhfinini is a peculiar one. Clann na bhfinini would translate as The family of the fenians rather than ‘the family group’.


irishelectionliterature - November 30, 2012

Yes its odd alright but a lot of Right Wing Catholic groups (or people) created names for themselves around the various abortion and Divorce referendums. Indeed they still popped up giving out fairly shocking leaflets for the Childrens Referendum campaign.
FF denied having any involvement with the leaflets at the time too.


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