Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

“Vote for a new style of President” Austin Currie of Fine Gael From the 1990 Presidential Election December 8, 2016


From the 1990 Presidential Election a leaflet from Austin Currie the Fine Gael candidate.
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Leaflet from Tom O’Higgins – 1973 Presidential Election January 20, 2015


From the 1973 Presidential Election a leaflet from former Fine Gael TD Tom O’ Higgins who was running as The National Coalition Candidate. He was defeated by Fianna Fail candidate Erskine Childers.
Many thanks to the sender.
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Vote Sean MacEoin -Fine Gael – 1959 Presidential Election October 16, 2014


From the 1959 Presidential Election an ad for Fine Gael candidate General Sean MacEoin. MacEoin polled 417,536 votes in a contest won by Fianna Fails Eamon DeValera.
A veteran of the War of Independence, the Longford native was first elected to the Dail in 1929.
His wikipedia entry
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Flyer from Erskine Childers – 1973 Presidential Election August 4, 2014


From the 1973 Presidential campaign a flyer from Erskine Childers who was the Fianna Fail candidate. Childers was successful defeating Fine Gael candidate Tom O’Higgins. Childers sadly passed away when in office on the 17th of November 1974.
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A ‘De Valera for President’ paper badge- 1959 Presidential Election June 22, 2013


From the 1959 Presidential Election a small paper De Valera for President badge.
Many thanks to the sender who notes…

You can’t tell from the photo, but it’s actually just a little bigger than the size of a stamp. And, interestingly, there are two tiny holes in it, suggesting it was worn as a type of badge.

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From the 1966 Presidential Election an ‘O’Higgins For President’ advert from Woman’s Way magazine June 13, 2013

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From the 1966 Presidential Election an ‘O’Higgins For President’ advert from Woman’s Way magazine June 1966.
In the next issue they made a statement saying that this was an advert.
Many thanks to the sender.

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From the 1945 Presidential Election -“McCartan for President” December 19, 2012


From the 1945 Presidential Election an ad for Independent candidate Patrick McCartan “McCartan for President”. He polled 212,834 votes (19.59%) in a contest won by Sean T O’Kelly.
McCartan a former TD and later founder member of of Clann na Poblachta , he also had a spell in the Seanad.
More info on him here
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