Irish Election Literature

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“Mansholt The Second Cromwell” -1971 Official Sinn Fein anti EEC Pamphlet July 28, 2016

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An Offical Sinn Fein anti EEC pamphlet titled: “Mansholt: The Second Cromwell” from March 1971. Sicco Mansholt , refered to in the title of the pamphlet, was European Commissioner for Agriculture from 1958 to 1972.
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Leaflet from Séamus Costello – Sinn Fein -Wicklow – 1973 General Election March 15, 2015


From the 1973 General Election a leaflet from Séamus Costello running for Official Sinn Fein in Wicklow. He polled 1,966 votes and missed out on a seat.
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“Election News” – Official Sinn Fein leaflet from the 1973 General Election August 14, 2014


From the 1973 General Election Campaign a newsletter “Election News” from Official Sinn Fein. It includes an Interview with Tomas MacGiolla and pieces on Equality for Women, Defending the Farm and other issues.
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Official Sinn Fein badge for the first anniversary of Bloody Sunday November 1, 2013


A badge produced by Official Sinn Fein for the first anniversary of Bloody Sunday.
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“Boycott The Poll” Poster – Official Republican Movement – 1973 Northern Ireland Border Poll November 7, 2011


From the 1973 Border Poll (also known as the Northern Ireland Sovereignty Referendum) a poster from the Official Republican Movement urging a Boycott of the poll. The figure in the poster I think is that of the then Northern Ireland Secretary, William Whitelaw.
There were two choices and 591,280 people voted to stay part of the UK whilst , due to the boycott, just 6,463 voted in favour of a United Ireland.
I’ve a Ballot,Envelope, Polling card etc from the poll posted Here .

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Renee Prendergast -Official Sinn Fein -1975 Galway By-Election November 3, 2010


These few clippings are from the 1975 Galway West By Election caused by the death of Fianna Fail TD John Geoghegan and won by his daughter Maire Geoghegan Quinn.
They give an illustration of OSF policy and thinking at the time . Considering it was 1975 the quote of “Our minerals, oil and gas which successive governments have sold out must be taken back by the Irish people” still holds fairly true.
Renee Prendergast polled 656 votes.
Clippings from The Galway Advertiser.

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