Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

from 1999 “Callely -Still Stirring Racial Hatred” leaflet from The Anti Racism Campaign November 24, 2016

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A 1999 leaflet from the Anti Racism Campaign aimed at then Fianna Fail TD Ivor Callely. In 1997 he had accused asylum seekers of begging off their neighbours and “carrying on a culture that is not akin to Irish culture”, such as the “bleeding of lambs in the back garden” and in 1999 he called on the government to “get tough” on asylum seekers and “throw out” what he refers to as “illegal immigrants”. Claiming that Ireland has become a “soft target”, he has said that asylum seekers are coming here to “cash in on the benefits available”.
Many thanks to the sender.



“Ireland R.I.P.” Playing Cards from The Irish Daily Star 30th September 2010 December 9, 2014

To mark the second anniversary of the Bank Guarantee The Irish Daily Star produced a set of playing cards with quotes from many involved in The Crash. Bertie Ahern, Brian Cowen, Sean Dunne, Patrick Honohan, David Drumm, Patrick Neary are among the many included. A reminder of the time.
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1992 leaflet from Ivor Callely, Sean Haughey, John Stafford- Fianna Fail -Dublin North Central January 6, 2013

From the 1992 General Election a leaflet from Fianna Fail Dublin North Central candidates Ivor Callely, Sean Haughey and John Stafford. Callely and Haughey were elected whilst sitting TD John Stafford had switched from the revised Dublin Central and lost his seat.
Sean Haughey had run twice previously in neighbouring Dublin North East but had failed to win a seat. In this election his father Charlie Haughey retired and Sean stood in his old stomping ground of Dublin North Central.
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“2004 Budget Highlights” leaflet from Ivor Callely -Fianna Fail -Dublin North Central December 5, 2011

From Ivor Callely a leaflet  “2004 Budget Highlights” with details of the 2004 budget. Very different times as Ivor writes  “In Ireland we enjoy an economy today that is the envy of many of our European neighbours…” followed by “…a time for good courage and strong leadership.



Ivor Callelys guide to Budget 2011… with nice FF style logo… and more January 7, 2011

The fact that Ivor is sending this leaflet out leads me to think he’ll be standing again.
Ivor Calellys guide to Budget 2011.

First off there is the tagline under Ivors name

The heartwarming appeal from Ivor at the end of the leaflet
We must remain vigilant as we move forward learning from past mistakes and not settling for less than our full potential. We must look beyond our current difficulties and as resilient people we can and we will get through this difficulty.
I am asking people to be positive, to have hope and confidence.

And then the sneaky FF style logo!



Ivor Callelys ‘Nike’ inspired ‘Just doing it… ” leaflet from 1997 December 10, 2010

From the 1997 General Election a ‘nike’ ad inspired leaflet from, a man known for his jogging around Clontarf ,Ivor Callely.
The ‘nike’ like tick and the similar  slogan.



From 2003…Ivor Calellys “History Of Leinster House” Leaflet September 22, 2010

From 2003…Ivor Calellys “History Of Leinster House” Leaflet. It was provided for tours of Leinster House that I presume Ivor arranged.
Aside from the welcome from Ivor the visitor will be starstruck as “The Taoiseach, Mr. Bertie Ahern T.D. on behalf of the government and all the members of the Irish House of Parliament extends a cead mile failte to all visitors to this
historical democratic Parliament.



Ivor Callely urging a ‘Tattooing and Piercing info campaign’ -From 1999 September 10, 2010

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Happened upon this 1999 press release from Ivor Callely where he urges a ‘Tattooing and piercing info campaign’

Given his current difficulties his press release sounds even more bizarre. There must have been an uproar at the time on Joe Duffy about Tatoos and Piercings.


If you would like to Contact Ivor Callely to offer help in his election campaign, to seek his advice or assistance… August 24, 2010

In light of his resignation, another old Ivor Callely card from 1992….
A member of Ivor Callelys Fianna Fail campaign called on you today
If you would like to Contact Ivor Callely to offer help in his election campaign, to seek his advice or assistance…



“Fighting Crime” -Ivor Callely 1992 GE August 21, 2010

From the 1992 General Election a leaflet from Ivor Callely.
Ivor is ‘Always at your service’ and big on “Fighting Crime” !


Ivor Callely 2009 Newsletter includes a section “How to cope through Difficulties’ August 5, 2010

From the 2009 local elections Ivor Callelys newsletter. Its a promo for himself and his son Ronan Callely who was running for Dublin City Council in the Clontarf ward. Callely junior wasn’t elected.
The contents of the newsletter , given recent revelations, is somewhat ironic.
There are many individuals and families that need help now” writes Ivor before continuing “I want to send a clear message, no one is alone in their personal difficulties, help and support is out there.
On Savings and Investments Ivor suggests ‘you seek professional advice before you make any decision.’ Difficulties with Mortgages are also covered.

There are tips from Callely junior on ‘Looking for a job‘, There is also mentions of “Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS)”
the final call is one for Ivor to organise ‘House Meetings‘, ‘The impact of the current difficulties is real and the answer to our difficulties is not beyond our reach.’

Newsletter in pdf

Ivor Callely



Ivor Callely -Fianna Fail- 2007 GE Dublin North Central June 2, 2010

From the 2007 General Election in Dublin North Central a leaflet from Fianna Fail candidate Ivor Callely.
Calley failed to win a seat, he also failed in the Seanad Elections and was then nominated by the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.
Note the Dublin Address and lack of mobile number!



Ivor Callelys Internet Safety Message- 2007 GE January 9, 2010

 “From the desk of Ivor Callely T.D., Dail Eireann” ….. A guide to Internet Safety.

From the 2007 General election campaign. It must have been prompted by some News Story (or urban myth) about children and the Internet.



Ivor Callely 1992 Dublin North Central September 30, 2009

From the 1992 General election. A boyish looking Ivor Callely was ‘typical of the new generation of Public Representatives’ and ‘Always at your Service’.


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