Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Leaflet from Dick Spring -Labour- Kerry North- November 1982 General Election July 23, 2013

From the November 1982 General Election a flyer from then Labour Party leader Dick Spring running in Kerry North.
Many thanks to the sender.




From November 1982 “Your Safety is Secure With Fianna Fail” January 10, 2013

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From the November 1982 General Election a leaflet from Fianna Fail focusing on Crime, with the line “Your Safety is Secure With Fianna Fail”.
Crime of course is one of the main issues that crops up on a regular basis. Fianna Fail ran their 1997 campaign in part on a Zero Tolerance policy to crime.
May well be a key issue at the next election.


November 1982 Leaflet for Dan Kiely, Denis Foley , Tom McEllistrim -Fianna Fail -Kerry North July 27, 2012

From the November 1982 General Election a Leaflet for Dan Kiely, Denis Foley and Tom McEllistrim who were running for Fianna Fail in Kerry North. Foley and McEllistrim were elected.
Interesting to note Dan Kielys mention of the Pro Life Amendment.



Leaflet from Barry Desmond -Labour- November 1982 General Election -Dun Laoghaire April 17, 2012

From the November 1982 General Election a leaflet for Labour candidate in Dun Laoghaire Barry Desmond. Given the short length of time between the two elections in 1982 the leaflet is very similar to the February 1982 one with the same family picture and indeed picture of the candidate himself. The layout is also similar. The main difference being the picture of the trendy ‘youth’.
Barry Desmond was re elected polling 6,130 votes and was subsequently appointed Minister for Social Welfare and Minister for Health.



Leaflet from Alice Glenn ,John Colgan, Michael Keating- Fine Gael- November 1982 Dublin Central. December 19, 2011

From the November 1982 General Election a leaflet from Fine Gael candidates Alice Glenn, John Colgan and Michael Keating who were running in Dublin Central.
Glenn and Keating were elected. All three candidates ended up running as Independents or in Keatings case The Progressive Democrats. Colgan ran as an Independent in the 1991 local Elections whilst Alice Glenn ran as an Independent in the 1997 General Election.
Glenn was probably most famous for her ‘A Woman Voting for Divorce is like a Turkey voting for Christmas‘ leaflet. I also have her reasons for ‘leaving’ Fine Gael “Why Fine Gael divorced Alice Glenn



“Put The Right Man Back!” -Garret Fitzgerald Fine Gael Poster November 1982 May 22, 2011

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From my attic a November 1982 General Election Fine Gael poster with a picture of the Late Garret Fitzgerald with the slogan “Put The Right Man Back!” .


“Put the right man back!”- Garret Fitzgerald led Fine Gael -November 1982 General Election May 19, 2011

From the November 1982 General Election. The generic Fine Gael leaflet. Pictured is the leader Garret Fitzgerald with the slogan “Put the right man back!”. There is a profile of Garret, however  Garret does not have a personal message to the electorate, just a series of points with his picture above them which is highly unusual.




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