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General Election Leaflets …… April 30, 2020

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2020 General Election               2016 General Election
2011 General Election               2007 General Election
2002 General Election               1997 General Election
1992 General Election               1989 General Election
1987 General Election               Nov 1982 General Election
Feb 1982 General Election       1981 General Election
1977 General Election               1973 General Election
1969 General Election               1965 General Election
1961 General Election               1957 General Election
1954 General Election               1951 General Election
1948 General Election               1944 General Election
1943 General Election               1938 General Election
1937 General Election               1933 General Election
1932 General Election               Sept 1927 General Election
June 1927 General Election     1923 General Election

 

Podcast – The Independent Dublin Dream Team Band September 21, 2022


Founded in 1924 , the Party was a split from Cumann na nGaedheal caused by the treatment of Army Officers in the 1924 Army Mutiny. This episode covers the Party as well as the Army Mutiny. The Group were also known as The National League and National Party
  1. The National Group
  2. The Independent Dublin Dream Team Band
  3. Post Office Candidates in Roscommon in 1991
  4. The United Labour Party
  5. Militant Labour

In the 1997 General Election , 11 candidates stood for The Independent Dublin Dream Team Band. This was the Irish branch of The Rainbow Dream Ticket, Vote For Yourself, Make Politicians History series of Parties founded by Rainbow George Weiss. This episode covers the 1997 General Election Campaign as well as Rainbow Georges various forays into Irish Politics, North and South.

 

Podcast -Post Office Candidates in Roscommon in 1991 September 9, 2022

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Founded in 1924 , the Party was a split from Cumann na nGaedheal caused by the treatment of Army Officers in the 1924 Army Mutiny. This episode covers the Party as well as the Army Mutiny. The Group were also known as The National League and National Party
  1. The National Group
  2. The Independent Dublin Dream Team Band
  3. Post Office Candidates in Roscommon in 1991
  4. The United Labour Party
  5. Militant Labour

In early 1991, An Post issued details of a massive cost cutting plan which involved the closure and downgrading of various Post Offices throughout the Country as well as the introduction of roadside boxes for those whose dwellings were a distance from the road. Two ‘Post Office Candidates’ , Paul Beirne and Danny Burke stood in Roscommon in the Local Elections as a protest.

 

Podcast – The United Labour Party August 19, 2022

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Founded in 1924 , the Party was a split from Cumann na nGaedheal caused by the treatment of Army Officers in the 1924 Army Mutiny. This episode covers the Party as well as the Army Mutiny. The Group were also known as The National League and National Party
  1. The National Group
  2. The Independent Dublin Dream Team Band
  3. Post Office Candidates in Roscommon in 1991
  4. The United Labour Party
  5. Militant Labour

Founded in 1978, The United Labour Party contested a number of elections in Northern Ireland. A Socialist Non Sectarian Party, among those involved were Paddy Devlin and John Coulthard. They petered out around 1984, with some members later becoming part of the Labour 87 group.

 

Podcast – Militant Labour August 5, 2022

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Founded in 1924 , the Party was a split from Cumann na nGaedheal caused by the treatment of Army Officers in the 1924 Army Mutiny. This episode covers the Party as well as the Army Mutiny. The Group were also known as The National League and National Party
  1. The National Group
  2. The Independent Dublin Dream Team Band
  3. Post Office Candidates in Roscommon in 1991
  4. The United Labour Party
  5. Militant Labour

This episode covers The Militant Tendency, Militant Labour in Ireland up until their renaming as The Socialist Party. Their origin, activities in Labour, expulsion and as a separate entity.

 

March 1983 Edition of Saoirse – Newsletter of the Jackie Griffith Sinn Féin Cumann Dublin South East. July 25, 2022

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The March 1983 edition of Saoirse , a newsletter produced by The Jackie Griffith Sinn Féin Cumann in Dublin South East. Contains local news and an interview with John Crabbe.

Many thanks to the sender.

I’ve uploaded it here in pdf format

 

Podcast – James Clarke running as an Old IRA candidate in 1944 July 22, 2022

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Founded in 1924 , the Party was a split from Cumann na nGaedheal caused by the treatment of Army Officers in the 1924 Army Mutiny. This episode covers the Party as well as the Army Mutiny. The Group were also known as The National League and National Party
  1. The National Group
  2. The Independent Dublin Dream Team Band
  3. Post Office Candidates in Roscommon in 1991
  4. The United Labour Party
  5. Militant Labour

A look at the 1944 General Election  Campaign of James Clarke running as an Old IRA candidate in Laois Offaly. This episode also has a brief history of the Old IRA, their aims, objectives and so on.

 

Podcast – Patrick Belton – Independent – September 1927 July 12, 2022

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Founded in 1924 , the Party was a split from Cumann na nGaedheal caused by the treatment of Army Officers in the 1924 Army Mutiny. This episode covers the Party as well as the Army Mutiny. The Group were also known as The National League and National Party
  1. The National Group
  2. The Independent Dublin Dream Team Band
  3. Post Office Candidates in Roscommon in 1991
  4. The United Labour Party
  5. Militant Labour

Having been elected for Fianna Fáil in June 1927, Patrick Belton took his seat in the Dail and was expelled from Fianna Fáil for doing so. He stood as an Independent in September 1927. He later stood for Cumann na nGaedheal and was elected for them in 1933. One of the few people to have been elected as a TD for both Fianna Fáil and Cumann na nGaedheal.

 

Podcast – Jack Murphy and The Unemployed Protest Committee June 27, 2022

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Founded in 1924 , the Party was a split from Cumann na nGaedheal caused by the treatment of Army Officers in the 1924 Army Mutiny. This episode covers the Party as well as the Army Mutiny. The Group were also known as The National League and National Party
  1. The National Group
  2. The Independent Dublin Dream Team Band
  3. Post Office Candidates in Roscommon in 1991
  4. The United Labour Party
  5. Militant Labour
 

Podcast – Peadar Cowan and Vanguard June 10, 2022

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Founded in 1924 , the Party was a split from Cumann na nGaedheal caused by the treatment of Army Officers in the 1924 Army Mutiny. This episode covers the Party as well as the Army Mutiny. The Group were also known as The National League and National Party
  1. The National Group
  2. The Independent Dublin Dream Team Band
  3. Post Office Candidates in Roscommon in 1991
  4. The United Labour Party
  5. Militant Labour

A look at the Vanguard a far Left group set up by Peadar Cowan in 1944 as well as Cowan’s Political career in Labour and Clann Na Poblachta.

 

Decade of Centenaries Leaflet from Leo Varadkar June 3, 2022

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“1922 – 2022 Celebrating 100 Years Since the Foundation of the State” a historical leaflet giving details of the foundation of the State 100 years ago as well as some local details on the Phoenix Park.

I’ve uploaded the leaflet in pdf here

 

Leaflet from Dónall Ó Conalláin – 1969 NUI Seanad Election

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From the 1969 NUI Seanad Election a leaflet from outgoing Senator Dónall Ó Conalláin. He polled 1,601 votes and missed out on a seat.

Many thanks to the sender.

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Podcast – “Former Captain NI Football Team” Derek Dougan 1997 Election Campaign in East Belfast

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Founded in 1924 , the Party was a split from Cumann na nGaedheal caused by the treatment of Army Officers in the 1924 Army Mutiny. This episode covers the Party as well as the Army Mutiny. The Group were also known as The National League and National Party
  1. The National Group
  2. The Independent Dublin Dream Team Band
  3. Post Office Candidates in Roscommon in 1991
  4. The United Labour Party
  5. Militant Labour

A look at the 1997 Westminster Election Campaign of former Northern Ireland International Derek Dougan as well as a bit on his football career, time at the PFA and so on. 

 

Podcast -United Front Labour May 27, 2022

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Founded in 1924 , the Party was a split from Cumann na nGaedheal caused by the treatment of Army Officers in the 1924 Army Mutiny. This episode covers the Party as well as the Army Mutiny. The Group were also known as The National League and National Party
  1. The National Group
  2. The Independent Dublin Dream Team Band
  3. Post Office Candidates in Roscommon in 1991
  4. The United Labour Party
  5. Militant Labour

United Front Labour was an Alliance of The Communist Party of Ireland, Socialist Party of Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Labour Party and various Trade Union groups that contested the 1936 Municipal and Guardians elections in Belfast. This episode covers initial overtures about Left Unity as well as the election campaigns themselves.

 

Podcast – Ulster Christian Democrat Party May 20, 2022

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Founded in 1924 , the Party was a split from Cumann na nGaedheal caused by the treatment of Army Officers in the 1924 Army Mutiny. This episode covers the Party as well as the Army Mutiny. The Group were also known as The National League and National Party
  1. The National Group
  2. The Independent Dublin Dream Team Band
  3. Post Office Candidates in Roscommon in 1991
  4. The United Labour Party
  5. Militant Labour

The Ulster Christian Democrat Party contested the 1996 Forum Elections. They wanted all churches to recognise the Northern Irish state, Northern Ireland to be renamed ‘Ulster’, to become Independent  and be part of the Commonwealth. Their Website

 

Leaflet from Colly McLaughlin -IRSP -Foyle – 2022 Assembly Elections May 16, 2022

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From the 2022 Assembly Elections , a leaflet from Colly McLaughlin who was running for The IRSP in Foyle. He polled 766 votes and missed out on a seat.

Many thanks to the sender.

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Podcast -Democratic Partnership May 13, 2022

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Founded in 1924 , the Party was a split from Cumann na nGaedheal caused by the treatment of Army Officers in the 1924 Army Mutiny. This episode covers the Party as well as the Army Mutiny. The Group were also known as The National League and National Party
  1. The National Group
  2. The Independent Dublin Dream Team Band
  3. Post Office Candidates in Roscommon in 1991
  4. The United Labour Party
  5. Militant Labour

Democratic Partnership was a group made up of Peace People, Peace Activists , Trade Unionists and ex Northern Ireland Labour Party members. They contested the 1996 Northern Ireland Forum Elections. This episode also covers the Northern Ireland Forum electoral system, which was unique and as far as I know hasn’t been used since.

 

Podcast -Martin Brennan -Independent Republican -Sligo -1937 May 6, 2022

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Founded in 1924 , the Party was a split from Cumann na nGaedheal caused by the treatment of Army Officers in the 1924 Army Mutiny. This episode covers the Party as well as the Army Mutiny. The Group were also known as The National League and National Party
  1. The National Group
  2. The Independent Dublin Dream Team Band
  3. Post Office Candidates in Roscommon in 1991
  4. The United Labour Party
  5. Militant Labour

In the 1937 General Election, War of Independence and Civil War veteran Martin Brennan ran as an Independent Republican in Sligo. This episode looks at that campaign and briefly looks at his War of Independence record and time as a Fianna Fail TD.

 

Leaflet from Ron McDowell -TUV – North Belfast – 2022 Assembly Elections. May 4, 2022

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From the 2022 Assembly Elections a leaflet from Ron McDowell who is running for the TUV in North Belfast. Many thanks to the sender.

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