Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

“Brian Lenihan -The People’s President” 1990 Presidential Election Booklet May 18, 2020


From the 1990 Presidential Election “Brian Lenihan -The People’s President” an 8 page booklet produced by Fianna Fáil candidate Brain Lenihan.
Scanned and uploaded in pdf format here
Many thanks to the sender

 

“Vote 1 Michael D. Higgins” flyer from Liam van der Spek -Labour – Cavan #Aras18 October 18, 2018


From the 2018 Presidential Election Campaign a “Vote 1 Michael D. Higgins” flyer from Liam van der Spek of Labour in Cavan.
Many thanks to the sender

 

Litir um Thoghchán from Sean Gallagher – 2018 Presidential Election #Aras18 October 16, 2018


From the 2018 Presidential Election Campaign, The Litir um Thoghchán from Independent Candidate Sean Gallagher.

 

Litir um Thoghchán from Joan Freeman -2018 Presidential Election. #Aras18 October 15, 2018


From the 2018 Presidential Election Campaign, The Litir um Thoghchán from Independent Senator Joan Freeman.

 

Leaflet from Liadh Ní Riada -2018 Presidential Election #Aras18


From the 2018 Presidential Election Campaign, a leaflet from Liadh Ní Riada. She is currently a Sinn Féin MEP for Ireland South.
Many thanks to the sender.

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Leaflet from Michael D. Higgins -2018 Presidential Election #Aras18


From the 2018 Presidential Election Campaign a leaflet from Michael D. Higgins.

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“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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1990 Presidential Campaign Anti Mary Robinson Leaflet from Clann Na bFinini (The Family Group) November 27, 2012


From the 1990 Presidential Campaign an Anti Mary Robinson and Austin Currie Leaflet from a group called Clann Na bFinini (The Family Group).
The group labeled Mary Robinson as anti family and much more.

Many thanks to the sender.

 

Leaflet from Erskine Childers – Fianna Fail -1973 Presidential Election June 28, 2012


From the 1973 Presidential Election a leaflet for Fianna Fail candidate Erskine Childers. Childers, a TD from 1938 until 1973, had spells as Tánaiste , Minister for Posts and Telegraphs, Minister for Transport and Power, Minister for Lands and Minister for Health. The leaflet mentions his work and achievements as a Minister. It also mentions , which is possibly a reflection on the power of television in 1973 that he “has spoken on Irish affairs on virtually every Television Service in Europe and America
It also features a family picture which includes current Labour Party MEP Nessa Childers.
He was elected to the Presidency in this 1973 election, sadly he passed away on the 17th of November 1974 and he was succeeded as President by Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh.
Many thanks to the sender.

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Martin McGuinness Presidential election leaflet with endorsements from Roddy Collins, Colm Meaney and more January 6, 2012


I never thought I’d see Roddy Collins on an election leaflet…. Yet here he is, in this 2011 Presidential Election leaflet along with other “notable” Dubliners, Peter Sheridan, Colm Meaney, Fionnula Flanagan and Mary Lou McDonald endorsing Martin McGuinness for President of Ireland.
Many thanks to the sender.

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“Gay Mitchell For President” leaflet from Fine Gael Cllr Anne-Marie Dermody -2011 Presidential Election October 25, 2011


From the 2011 Presidental Election campaign a leaflet from new Fine Gael Councillor Anne-Marie Dermody asking for a vote for Gay Mitchell. Anne-Marie Dermody was co-opted onto South Dublin County Council to replace Cait Keane who was elected to the Seanad.

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Tom O’Higgins -Fine Gael -1966 Presidential Election October 20, 2011


A leaflet from Fine Gael candidate Tom O’Higgins from the 1966 Presidential Election where he lost to Eamon DeValera by just over 10,000 votes.
Many thanks to the sender.
(Apologies that the middle isn’t readable, should anyone have a better copy would love it.)

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