Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Leaflet from Brendan Donohoe- Socialist Workers Party – 2004 Local Elections -South West Inner City September 26, 2011

From the 2004 Local ELections a leaflet for Socialist Workers Party candidate Brendan Donohoe who was running for a seat on Dublin City Council in the South West Inner City Ward. Donohoe polled 308 votes and failed to win a seat.



“Labour’s Shame” Leaflet from the Socialist Workers Party September 15, 2011

A leaflet from the SWP outlining “Labour’s Shame” in government and why they made the decisions they did.



“The IMF Want to destroy public services with the help of the liars of Fine Gael and Labour” – SWP Leaflet July 19, 2011

A Leaflet from the SWP with the headline “The IMF Want to destroy public services with the help of the liars of Fine Gael and Labour”.


“As EU-IMF come to town…” – Leaflet for march on the 16th of July by The Enough Campaign July 14, 2011

A Leaflet for The March organised by the Enough Campaign for the 16th July.



Flyer for “The Horrible History of the House of Windsor” Speaking Tour -SWP May 10, 2011

In opposition to Queens visit, The Socialist Workers Party are having a speaking tour with John Newsinger “The Horrible History of the House of Windsor”. This flyer has details of the tour.


Leaflet from Shay Ryan -Socialist Workers Party -South East Inner City -2004 LE March 31, 2011

From the 2004 Local Elections a leaflet from Socialist Workers Party candidate Shay Ryan running in the South East Inner city Ward for a seat on Dublin City Council. Ryan polled 239 votes and failed to win a seat.



Leaflet from Catherine Kennedy -Socialist Workers Party -2004 LE Bray West March 24, 2011

From the 2004 Local Elections a leaflet for Catherine Kennedy of the Socialist Workers Party running in Bray. She polled 295 votes and missed out on a seat. In 2009 she stood for Sinn Fein without success.



John Carty -Socialist Workers Party -Gorey -2004 Local Elections October 13, 2010

From the 2004 Local Elections a flyer for Socialist Workers Party candidate John Carty running in Gorey. Carty polled 189 votes and failed to win a seat on Wexford County Council.


Terry Connolly -Socialist Workers Party -Rathmines 2004 LE October 4, 2010

From the 2004 Locale Elections a leaflet for Socialist Workers Party candidate Terry Connolly. Connolly received 215 votes.
I love the Tom Gilmartin quote he uses.. “They make the mafia look like monks



An Appeal to Sinn Fein Members: Stay Out Of The Establishment -Socialist Workers Party 2005 September 21, 2010

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Love this appeal from the Socialist Workers Party to Sinn Fein members from 2005. It was distributed around the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis.
The Leaflet tells Sinn Fein Members all sorts about entering into coalition with Fianna Fail or power sharing with the DUP as well as plenty of other things. It end though by stating that the proper way forward is by “forging an alliance with the socialist organisations on the ground –rather the political scum who are attacking you today.


Right To Work Campaign Poster for March on Tuesday 18th May May 17, 2010

A Poster for the protest run by The Right To Work Campaign due next Tuesday (18th May).


Gino Kenny -People Before Profit -2007 GE Dublin Mid West March 18, 2010

From the 2007 General election in Dublin Mid West, People Before Profit candidate Gino Kenny. Gino Kenny polled over 1000 votes and was elected to South Dublin County Council in 2009 for the Clondalkin LEA.



Eamonn McCann- Socialist Environmental Alliance -2005 Foyle February 24, 2010

An election flyer from the 2005 UK Westminister Elections in the Foyle Constituency, Socialist Environmental Alliance (SEA) candidate Eamonn McCann. He received 1,649 votes.
A veteran campaigner, the well known Eamonn McCann ‘has been active in left-wing politics for more than 40 years. He was a member of the Labour Party in the 1960s and provided a strong socialist voice in the early civil rights movement. He first stood for Foyle in 1969. He has been involved ever since in challenging the abuse of State power, particularly in relation to Bloody Sunday.He is a campaigner for the rights of children and disabled people, and against sexism, racism and homophobia.
He is a member of the Socialist Workers’ Party, chairman of the local branch of the NUJ, vice-chairman of Derry Trades Council and a member of Amnesty International. …and lives in Derry with his partner, Goretti Horgan’

‘The SEA offers a better way. The more emphasis we give to the issues which unite us, the better we can handle the issues which divide us.’



Socialist Worker Team Aer Lingus Protest 1994 October 4, 2009

This is from 1994 gives Waterford Glass , Tony O’Reilly and others a decent mention. Jimmy Kelly of Waterford glass was an SWP candidate a few times in Waterford.



Grace Lally -Socialist Workers Party – Rathmines 1999 LE September 21, 2009

In the the 1999 local elections, the Socialist Workers Party put forward 8 candidates, none of whom were close to being elected. This is the literature of Grace Lally who stood in the Rathmines Ward.  Contains information on the candidate, the SWP Election Manifesto and of course the “Get Involved” form too.



Peadar O’Grady -Socialist Workers Party- 1997 GE Dublin South East September 16, 2009

The 1997 General Election was the first time the SWP put forward candidates to contest an Irish election. It fielded four candidates- Ritchie Browne, Peadar O’Grady, Brid Smith  in Dublin constituencies and Jimmy Kelly in Waterford.

Peadar O’Grady ran in Dublin South East. They use being Anti Corruption to try and attract voters rather than advertising that they are a ‘revolutionary socialist group’.




In recent weeks there has been much ado in certain circles about a new disgruntled ex Greens/People Before Profit Alliance.

But what would they call it?

….. was this 2002 Wicklow leaflet of the SWPs Catherine Kennedy a trial run?

“People and Planet Before Profit” anyone?


*Catherine stood for Sinn Fein in the 2009 Bray Town Council elections.


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