Irish Election Literature

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“The Heart of Marriage” -1995 Divorce Referendum leaflet from The Bishops of Ireland August 19, 2014

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From the 1995 Divorce Referendum a leaflet produced by Veritas outlining various reasons given by The Catholic Bishops of Ireland to vote No in the Referendum .It ends with the following quote…

“In our considered judgement, the introduction of divorce would be false kindness, misguided compassion and bad law.”

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The Government Information Booklet from the 1995 Divorce Referendum May 1, 2013

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From the 1995 Divorce Referendum the Government Information booklet produced to inform voters of the merits of both the Yes side and the No side.
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“Inform Your Conscience -Vote No To Divorce” 1986 Divorce Referendum -‘Marriage for Life’ March 20, 2012

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“Inform Your Conscience -Vote No To Divorce” from the 1986 Divorce Referendum produced by the Kerry based group ‘Marriage for Life’.
The “Towards a Solution” section contains all sorts of remedies to stop marital breakdown whilst other parts link rejecting Divorce to rejecting Nuclear Power and Military Alliances.

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Garret Fitzgerald 1986 Divorce Referendum “I call on the women of Ireland to vote YES” December 8, 2011


From the 1986 Referendum on Divorce, Fine Gael Leader and then Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald calls “… on the women of Ireland to vote YES”.
The Referendum was defeated.

 

From 1986 “Protect the Family -VOTE NO TO DIVORCE” October 28, 2011


From the 1986 Divorce Referendum an ad from the “Anti Divorce Campaign Committee” with the slogan “Protect the Family -VOTE NO TO DIVORCE”.

 

“Under the Amendment YOU COULD BE DIVORCED AGAINST YOUR WILL- Vote No to Divorce 1986 Referendum August 3, 2011


From the 1986 Divorce Referendum a flyer from The Anti Divorce Campaign Committee with the message

“Under the Amendment YOU COULD BE DIVORCED AGAINST YOUR WILL – Vote No to Divorce ”

 

Ad from Michael D Higgins asking for a Yes vote in the 1995 Divorce Referendum March 31, 2011


From the 1995 Divorce Referendum an ad from The Galway Advertiser Newspaper from Labour Party TD Michael D Higgins asking for a Yes vote. The Referendum was passed, but only just.

 

 
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