Irish Election Literature

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From the 2002 Labour Party Leadership Election, Profiles of candidates for Leader and Deputy Leader July 17, 2014

A leaflet sent to Labour Party members from the 2002 Labour Party Leadership contest. It has profiles , provided by the candidates, for both the Leadership and Deputy Leadership Elections.
Pat Rabbitte was elected Party Leader defeating Roisin Shortall, Eamon Gilmore and Brendan Howlin. Liz McManus was elected Deputy Leader defeating Joan Burton, Willie Penrose and Joe Costello.
Many thanks to the sender.




Letter to Labour Party Members from Eamon Gilmore after his election as leader in 2007 June 26, 2014

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From September 2007 a letter from Eamon Gilmore to Labour Party members outlining his aims for the Party. These aims included winning 30 seats at the next General Election and an open style of leadership. For some reason he also mentions a timeframe of six years.
Many thanks to the sender


Leaflet from Eamon Gilmore- Workers Party- 1989 General Election -Dun Laoghaire January 9, 2013

From the 1989 General Election a leaflet from Eamon Gilmore of The Workers Party who was running in Dun Laoghaire. Having narrowly missed out in the 1987 General Election, it was in this 1989 Election that Gilmore won a seat in the Dail for the first time, a seat he has held since.
The leaflet itself sets out then then aims of The Workers Party and we also have a message to the electorate from Proinsias De Rossa. The 150 words about local issues in Dun Laoghaire gives an idea of some of the problems of the time.




“Dun Laoghaire Newsletter.. Water Rates Abolished:” -Eamon Gilmore -Democratic Left- 1997 General Election Dun Laoghaire July 24, 2012

From the 1997 General Election “Dun Laoghaire Newsletter” from then Minister of State for the Marine and Democratic Left TD Eamon Gilmore running in Dun Laoghaire. The leaflet boasts of Water Rates being abolished.
“Water rates were a form of double taxation on PAYE workers and an unsatisfactory way of funding local Councils” said Gilmore. The leaflet also mentions job creating, outside toilets and crime.
In this 1997 election Gilmore polled 7,534 votes and held the seat he first won in 1989.



From 1992 “If you think Eamon Gilmore Should be re-elected don’t take any chances …give him your No. 1 vote” June 2, 2012

From the 1992 General Election when running for the Democratic Left a leaflet with the headline.. “If you think Eamon Gilmore Should be re-elected don’t take any chances …give him your No. 1 vote”
In this Democratic Lefts first General Election Gilmore was re-elected polling 7,045 votes and comfortably taking the last seat.



Leaflet for Eamon Gilmore, Niamh Bhreathnach -Labour -2002 GE Dun Laoghaire November 23, 2010

From the 2002 General Election a leaflet from Labour candidates Eamon Gilmore and Niamh Bhreathnach running in Dun Laoghaire. Gilmore polled 8,271 votes and was easily elected. Bhreathnach polled 3,893 votes and missed out.
It was Gilmores first General Election standing for Labour.



‘One of The Best ‘ Eamon Gilmore -Democratic Left- Dun Laoghaire 1992 GE November 3, 2010

From the 1992 General Election a leaflet from the then Democratic Left TD Eamon Gilmore running in Dun Laoghaire.
Some lovely slogans in ‘One of The Best‘ and ‘Make Sure Vote Gilmore‘.
We get details of how much Gilmore speaks in the Dail. The Leaflet also mentions that Gilmore ‘began the organisation of the first Peace Train‘.
(I had my doubts but here he is at the First Peace Train.)

We learn too that “He helped lead the campaign to reform his old party, and was one of the first to leave to form Democratic Left” (Should read to form New Agenda which became Democratic Left).
Gilmore was elected easily having polled 7,045 votes.


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