Irish Election Literature

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“Yes Citizenship Matters” Leaflet from the Progressive Democrats -2004 Citizenship Referendum January 24, 2019


From the 2004 Citizenship Referendum a leaflet from The Progressive Democrats urging a Yes vote in the Referendum.

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Leaflet from Frank Dwan -Progressive Democrats -Tipperary North -1987 General Election July 5, 2018


From the 1987 General Election a leaflet from Frank Dwan of The Progressive Democrats who was running in Tipperary North. He polled 2,444 votes and missed out on a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.

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2002 Leaflet from Noel Grealish -Progressive Democrats – Galway West November 7, 2017


From the 2002 General Election,a leaflet from Noel Grealish of the Progressive Democrats running in Galway West. Grealish was elected. His running mates were Donal Lyons and Declan McDonnell.
Many thanks to the sender.

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Leaflet from John Minihan- Progressive Democrats -1999 Local Elections- Cork South East October 25, 2017


From the 1999 Local Elections a leaflet from John Minihan running for the Progressive Democrats in Cork South East. Minihan was elected to Cork City Council.
Many thanks to the sender.

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Leaflet from Mary Mannion -Progressive Democrats -Killaloe -2004 Local Elections October 22, 2017


From the 2004 Local Elections , a leaflet from Mary Mannion of The Progressive Democrats who was running in Killaloe for a seat on Clare County Council.
Many thanks to the sender.

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Leaflet from Máirín Quill- Progressive Democrats -Cork North East -2004 Local Elections October 18, 2017


From the 2004 Local Elections , a leaflet from Máirín Quill of The Progressive Democrats running in Cork North East where she topped the poll and was elected on the first count.
Many thanks to the sender.

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Leaflet from Nicola Byrne -Progressive Democrats – Malahide -2004 Local Elections October 17, 2017


A Leaflet from Nicola Byrne of The Progressive Democrats when running in Malahide in the 2004 Local Elections. She polled 1052 votes and missed out on a seat.
Many Thanks to the sender.

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Leaflet from Michael McCullagh -Progressive Democrats – Ballinasloe UDC -1994 Local Elections December 14, 2016


From the 1994 Local Elections a Leaflet from Michael McCullagh who was running for The Progressive Democrats for a seat on Ballinasloe UDC. He polled 108 votes and narrowly missed out on a seat. Many thanks to the sender.
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Progressive Democrats Manifesto Magazine from 2007 July 20, 2016

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From the 2007 General Election a 20 page magazine style summary of their manifesto from The Progressive Democrats It’s uploaded in pdf here or click on the image to launch

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Leaflet from Geraldine Harney -Progressive Democrats -Dublin Central -1989 General Election August 1, 2015


From the 1989 General Election a leaflet from Geraldine Harney who was running for the Progressive Democrats in Dublin Central. She polled 1,418 votes and missed out on a seat. Sinn Fein didn’t win a seat either!
Many Thanks to the sender.

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“The Real Party of The Environment … Progressive Democrats” -Michael McDowell -1997 General Election- Dublin South East July 12, 2014


“The Real Party of The Environment” a leaflet from Michael McDowell of The Progressive Democrats from the 1997 General Election. Despite the leaflet McDowell lost his seat with John Gormley of  The Green Party winning a seat instead. As the Greens were making progress in the polls, in elections between 1997 and 2007 all parties tried to show off their environmental credentials.
Many thanks to the sender.
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“Progressive Democrats New Deal!” -1987 Leaflet from The Progressive Democrats November 6, 2013

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From the 1987 General Election a leaflet outlining the “Progressive Democrats New Deal!”. It contains details of all the partys policies, such as reducing the number of TDs, Abolishing the Senate, Standard Tax rates to go down to 25% and more.
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From 2007 “Come Join The Party!” -Progressive Democrat recruitment ad. November 2, 2013

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“Come Join The Party!” a Progressive Democrat recruitment ad from a 2007 PD newspaper ‘New Ireland’. If you wanted to join the party you could mail Michael McDowell directly at michael@progressiveDemocrats.ie !
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Ad for John Kelly -Progressive Democrats -1989 Kerry South July 5, 2013


From the 1989 General Election an ad for Progressive Democrat Kerry South candidate John Kelly. He polled 1,458 votes and failed to win a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.
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From 1992 Progressive Democrats Des O’Malley outlines the partys reasons to vote No on the Abortion Referendum. June 8, 2013


From a 1992 Progressive Democrat leaflet Dessie O’Malley outlines the position of the party regarding the 3 Abortion Referenda to be held on the same day as the General Election. Whilst they asked for a YEs vote for the Right to Travel and Right to Information, they asked for a NO vote on the Abortion issue. Many of the reasons for voting against the Referendum outlined by O’Malley are just as relevant today as they were then.

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1992 General Election Leaflet from Michael McDowell where he is committed to .. ‘Abolish The Senate’ June 7, 2013


From a 1992 General Election Leaflet from Progressive Democrat Michael McDowell where he is committed to amongst other things.. ‘Abolish The Senate’. I’ve also included a piece from one of his 1987 leaflets where ‘Terminate the Senate’ is mentioned.

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Leaflet from John Kenny -Progressive Democrats -2004 Local Elections South East Inner City April 29, 2013


From the 2004 Local Elections a newsletter from Progressive Democrats candidate John Kenny who was running in Dublins South East Inner City Ward. Kenny polled 324 votes and failed to win a seat. He was co-opted to replace Wendy Hederman on Dublin City Council in 2007 and didn’t stand in the 2009 Local Elections by which time the PDs had disbanded.

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From 2007 “Ten Reasons to Support Mary Harney” -Progressive Democrats- Dublin Mid West February 4, 2013


From the 2007 General Election Campaign a four page leaflet from Progressive Democrat TD Mary Harney running in Dublin Mid West. The headline had “Ten Reasons to Support Mary Harney” and inside there was a message from Mary Harney, local issues in Lucan and her achievements in Health.
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