Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

From 2000 A message from Match Sponsor Sean Fitzpatrick of Anglo Irish Bank and an Anglo Irish Ad November 6, 2014

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Anglo Irish Bank sponsored the Rugby match between Ireland and The Barbarians in May 2000. Included here are an ad for Anglo Irish Bank and A message from Sean Fitzpatrick.
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Conradh na Gaeilge leaflet with suggested questions for all Local Government and European Election candidates July 17, 2014


A leaflet issued by Conradh na Gaeilge with suggested questions for all local government and European Election candidates for the 2014 European and Local Elections.
Many thanks to the sender.

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Leaflet from GAA legend Sean Purcell and Brigid Hogan O’Higgins -Fine Gael -East Galway 1961 General Election March 11, 2014


From the 1961 General Election a flyer for Fine Gael candidates Brigid Hogan O’Higgins and Sean Purcell. Brigid Hogan O’Higgins was elected (result here). Fine Gaels polices from the time are quite interesting too.
Sean Purcell, nicknamed ‘The Master’ made his name as a talented Gaelic Footballer winning an All Ireland with Galway in 1956. His partnership with Frank Stockwell led to them being referred to as “The Terrible Twins”. More about Sean Purcell here
Many thanks to the lender.
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Statement By Nelson Mandela in the Mansion House Dublin 1st July 1990 (with his handwritten notes) December 9, 2013

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Something fairly unique this…. It is the speech read out by Nelson Mandela in the Mansion House Dublin 1st July 1990 on the occasion of him signing the Book of Freedom. The Freedom of the City of Dublin was conferred on him, in absentia , two years previously. A time that he was under house arrest in South Africa. The Speech has various alterations which were written by Mandela himself. Among the hand written notes the congratulations to the Irish Football team.
Below is the speech (which had been left on the podium after he spoke) and the cover of the envelope that it had been kept in these last twenty three years. A fabulous memento to have.
Many thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet from ‘Tuairim’ an Irish ‘Intellectual movement’ of the 50’s and 60’s September 17, 2013

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A Leaflet from the Irish Think Tank of the 50’s and 60’s ‘Tuairim’. It has details of what the group did as well as various nationwide contact details.
They were the subject of a book by Dr Tomás Finn, which is reviewed here.
The review notes that

Tuairim (the Irish word for “opinion”) was an intellectual movement that challenged traditional orthodoxy and put forward new ideas and fresh solutions. From the late 1950s, Tuairim’s members, who included the late Garret Fitzgerald, future Supreme Court Judge Donal Barrington, Miriam Hederman O’Brien, Jim Doolan and David Thornley, sought to influence debate and public policy in an attempt to re-invent the country.

Many thanks to the sender.

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‘A Bridge for Rosie’ postcard from the Rosie Hackett Bridge Campaign August 30, 2013

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‘A Bridge for Rosie’ postcard from the Rosie Hackett Bridge Campaign more details on the campaign to have the new bridge on The Liffey named after her here

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From 1931 a leaflet “Definite Proof of The Pulling Power of The Irish Press” March 19, 2013

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From 1931 a leaflet “Definite Proof of The Pulling Power of The Irish Press” for the attention of advertisers and advertising agents. The leaflet was also sent to Irish Press shareholders to illustrate how well the paper was doing since its launch.
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