Irish Election Literature

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“..Substance and policy are more important than style and performance”- Eamon Gilmore 1992 Letter to Voters October 11, 2010

From the 1992 General Election in Dun Laoghaire a letter to voters from the Democratic Lefts Eamon Gilmore.
One line in particular stands out “….that substance and policy are more important than style and performance”.
Eamon Gilmore was elected, which was a decent performance considering the Spring Tide.


‘One man and his dog’ -Eamon Gilmore -Democratic Left -1997 GE Dun Laoghaire. September 8, 2010

One of my favourite Eamon Gilmore Leaflets. This one is from the 1997 General election when the then Minister of State for the Marine was running for the Democratic Left.
The casual picture of him walking the dog on the beach (Killiney beach?) to him purposefully strolling around the new ferry terminal in Dun Laoghaire.
There is also small pictures of him doing activities such as fishing and meeting people like Neil Kinnock.
The ‘NIREX dump’ refered to was a proposed underground nuclear waste dump near Sellafield.



Leaflet for Eamon Gilmore -Workers Party – 1989 General Election Dun Laoghaire July 21, 2010

From the 1989 General Election a leaflet for then Workers Party Councillor Eamon Gilmore. There is also a request to vote for Prionsias De Rossa in the European Elections that were held on the same day.
Gilmore was elected as The Workers Party won 7 seats (a gain of 3). De Rossa was elected also.



Flyer from recent Labour recruit John Kelly welcoming Eamon Gilmore to Roscommon. July 13, 2010

A flyer from recent Labour recruit John Kelly.Introducing himself as a Labour Party man and also welcoming Eamon Gilmore to Roscommon.
John Kellys 2007 Flyer when running as an Independent.

Many thanks to the sender.



Eamon Gilmore Polo Necked Pose Leaflet -Democratic Left – Dun Laoghaire 1992 General Election June 21, 2010

Another Eamon Gilmore Leaflet, this time Eamon Gilmore running in the 1992 General Election for Democratic Left in Dun Laoghaire.
The Suave Polo Necked Posing Gilmore was elected.
On the reverse is the Democratic Lefts Seven Point Action Plan which included the creation of a Ministry for Women…



Eamon Gilmore -Workers Party -1987 General Election Dun Laoghaire May 15, 2010

From the 1987 General Election, the now Labour Party Leader Eamon Gilmore running for the Workers Party in Dun Laoghaire.
Although polling a respectable 4,054 votes he failed to get in. He did though increase from his November 1982 total and build on the winning of a Council seat in 1985. In the 1989 General Election he was elected.
The Roches Hill Compensation scandal referred to was where in 1986 the Council paid out £2.375 million in compensation for refusal of a residential development at Roches Hill in Killiney, the land had been bought for £40,000. To add insult to injury even after the compensation,the Council did not become the owner of the land.



Eamon Gilmore- Workers Party -1985 Local Elections -Ballybrack March 23, 2010

The now Labour Party Leader Eamon Gilmore running for The Workers Party in the 1985 Local Elections in the Ballybrack Ward. It was an important election for Gilmore as he won a seat which was a major breakthrough for The Workers Party and himself.



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