Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Flyer for a 1979 European Election “Say No To EEC!” Meeting April 20, 2016


From May 1979 a flyer advertising a meeting “Say No To EEC!” organised by The Anti-EEC Committee urging a boycott or a spoiling of Ballot papers in the European Elections due to take place in June 1979.
Among those addressing the meeting were Kadar Asmal, Des Bonass (SLP),Jimmy Graham, Daltun O’Ceallaigh and writer ANthony Cronin.

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Flyer and notepaper for Bert Bennett, Jim Maher, Dave Neligan ,Máirín Breheny -Socialist Labour Party -1979 Local Elections -Artane January 22, 2012


From the 1979 Local Elections campaign a flyer for Socialist Labour Party candidates in Artane, Bert Bennett, Jim Maher, Dave Neligan and Máirín Breheny. Also some notepaper from the campaign with a message from then Socialist Labour Party TD Noel Browne.
many thanks to the sender.
Another leaflet from that campaign is posted here.

The Socialist Labour Party Section of this site is here

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1979 LE Socialist Labour Party Leaflet for Bert Bennett, Máirín Breheny, Jim Maher and Dave Neligan running in Artane with message from Noel Browne January 5, 2012


From the 1979 Local Elections a leaflet from The Socialist Labour Party for Bert Bennett, Máirín Breheny, Jim Maher and Dr. Dave Neligan who were running in Artane. In the leaflet there are profiles of the candidates , a message from Noel Browne and policies of the Socialist Labour Party.
In the Election Bert Bennett polled 923 votes and missed on the last seat by 223 votes. Jim Maher polled 788 , David Neligan polled 689 whilst Máirín Breheny polled 448.
The full count are available on the sites “old Local Election Results” Page

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Noel Browne pictures from The Socialist Labour Party August 19, 2011


Was given these photos by someone who had been involved with the Socialist Labour Party (Many thanks).
Given that Browne was such an important and influential figure in Irish Politics I thought I’d post them.
The first picture is from the 1979 Local Election Campaign of Socialist Labour Party candidates in the Artane / Coolock ward.
Pictured with Noel Browne are four children and the candidates Jim Maher, Mairin Breheny, Bert Bennett and David Neligan. Neligan was a political assistant to Dr.Noel Browne from 1968 to 1982.
Bert Bennett polled 923 votes and missed on the last seat by 223 votes. Jim Maher polled 788 , David Neligan polled 689 whilst Mairin Breheny polled 448.
The Second picture is Noel Browne and the third picture is of Noel Browne, with Bert Bennett and two others that I can’t identify,

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Socialist Labour Party flyer March 15, 2010


A simple flyer from Noel Brownes Socialist Labour Party that was sent to me.

The Socialist Labour Party was short-lived, having been co-founded in 1977 by Noel Browne and Matt Merrigan (who both had been thrown out of the Labour Party). It finally disbanded just five years later in 1982.

 

Socialist Labour Party- Recruitment Leaflet November 18, 2009


This is a recruitment leaflet from the Socialist Labour Party circa 1980.
The Socialist Labour Party was short-lived, having been co-founded in 1977 by Noel Browne and Matt Merrigan (who both had been thrown out of the Labour Party). It finally disbanded just five years later in 1982.
It fought the 1979 local elections as well as the 1981 General Election.
In the 1981 election, Browne was re-elected to the Dail for Dublin North-Central. Other candidates fielded by the Socialist Labour Party included Billy Keegan and Matt Merrigan in Dublin North-West,  Michael O’Donoghue in Dublin North-East and Dermot Boucher in Dún Laoghaire. None of them polled well. Matt Merrigan also stood for the SLP in the 1982 Dublin West By-Election.

In the leaflet we have a piece from the Parties Constitution. Sections on its Policies and activities.
The Socialist Labour Party indicate here its willingness to work with other parties of the left. Rather than use differences , use what parties had in common…
‘..We would seek to avoid the isolation and impotence of many small political groupings on the Irish Left. When we find
ourselves in agreement…. we attempt to work together..’

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