Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Ad from Labour Councillor Denis O’Callaghan with No Labour Party Logo. August 28, 2013

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An ad without a Labour Party logo from Labour Party Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Councillor Denis O’Callaghan from a recent ‘Community newsletter’ produced in Ballybrack. The newsletter had ad for other politicians also.
Many thanks to the sender.



Drivetime to date and a picture of most of my collection…… February 12, 2011

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A few weeks ago RTEs Drivetime came out to the house to have a look at my collection and recorded material to be broadcast.
The Collection …. There is order in the Chaos!

Three Segments have been broadcast to date.
Broadcast 1

Leaflets discussed
Amongst the leaflets mentioned were This and This

Broadcast 2

Some of The leaflets discussed are here

Broadcast 3

Leaflets discussed
PDs ‘We deliver
ISNs “Party Pizzas! The Election Selection

Bernie Murphy from Cork , Noel O’Hanrahan with his Lollipopman sign and
Colm Callanan who was only interested in a number one vote.

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UK Election – Ken Barlow Vs Vera Duckworth April 6, 2010

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Ken Barlow Vs Vera Duckworth
Not Irish but certainly on Irish TV screens …… anyhow thought these may be of interest.

Ken Barlows Voting Tory and Vera Duckworths voting Labour.
The gas thing is that the name of the actor who plays Ken Barlow doesn’t appear once!

Funnily enough both are saying pensioners will be better off under the party they support.

From The Wavertree Voice (a Labour Party Freesheet)



Geraldine Kennedy (large leaflet) -Progressive Democrats – Dun Laoghaire 1989 General Election March 11, 2010

The now editor of The Irish Times, Geraldine Kennedy running for the Progressive Democrats in the 1989 General Election in Dun Laoghaire. Having been elected in the 1987 General Election in the wave of PD success, Geraldine Kennedy lost her seat in this 1989 General Election.
You will see reference to Mr Haughey getting an overall majority, a theme later revisited with success in 2002 due to their ‘Single Party Government – No Thanks’ posters and leaflets. Also covered are local issues such as the Shankill bypass and Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
You will also notice The ‘agreed agenda for action with Fine Gael’. Its forgotten now but the PDs went into the 1989 election with a pact with Fine Gael.



Noel Whelan , Eoin Ryan -Fianna Fail- 1997 GE Dublin South East February 26, 2010

From the 1997 General Election, the now Irish Times Pundit Noel Whelan with running Mate Eoin Ryan on the Fianna Fail Ticket in Dublin South East. Ryan was elected.
A fairly detailed version of ‘New Kid on the block’ Whelans career, which is  impressive.  At 28 he was the parties youngest candidate in Dublin.

Also in the “Protecting Home Buyers Rights” section…
‘Many young people are also deeply concerned about escalating house costs and the current over heating of the Dublin property market….’



George Lee -Poster size leaflet (with great message from Enda)-Fine Gael 2009 Dublin South February 8, 2010

From the 2009 Dublin South By Election. A larger version George Lee election flyer. Contains a now Brilliant message from Enda Kenny.

George Enda writes  “…..has a proven and outstanding economic ability, a willingness to stand up to vested interests…” (Vested interests Like top FG people trying to keep their own patches?)
A Longer message from George Lee and lovely picture where Olivia Mitchell and Alan Shatter ‘endorse’ Goeorge Lee.
This time with a longer message from George Lee and also a longer message from Enda Kenny.
George Lee having resigned as RTEs economics correspondent was a huge capture for Fine Gael. He topped the poll and got in on the first count.

He resigned his seat on the 8th of February 2010, less than a year after his election.

(A rundown of Irish Celebrity candidates with their flyers)



George Lee -Fine Gael -Dublin South By-Election 2009

George Lees election flyer.

From the 2009 Dublin South by-election Fine Gael poll topper George Lee. Lee at the time RTEs economics correspondent was a huge capture for Fine Gael.

I wonder would Enda be as enthused now? I always felt that Alan Shatter and Olivia Mitchell were grimmacing in the photo with George.

(Amongst other ‘celebrity’ candidates posted to date are Frank Mc Namara, Jeananne Crowley , Geraldine Kennedy and Orla Guerin)



Orla Guerin -Labour -Leaflet 2- 1994 European Elections Dublin. February 5, 2010

The Now BBC journalist Orla Guerin from the 1994 European Elections in Dublin. Orla Guerin had been a journalist with RTE and was a national name.
She was added to the Labour Party ticket after the selection convention had selected The sitting MEP Bernie Malone, who had been co-opted to replace Barry Desmond.
Many within the party felt that Malone may struggle to hold on to the seat, especially under pressure from The Democratic Left and The Workers Party.
There was a great rivalry between Malone and Guerin and it added to the campaign.
In the end Bernie Malone won a seat, although Orla Guerin polled well.


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