Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from The Ulster Young Unionists (Youth wing of the UUP) July 29, 2013

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A Leaflet from The Ulster Young Unionists (Youth wing of the UUP) from the most recent Freshers week in QUB. It gives details of activities, what the group stands for and so on.
Many thanks to the sender.

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“It’s Right to Say No” -Good Friday Agreement leaflet from UK Unionist Party April 10, 2013


From the 1998 Referendum on the Good Friday Agreement a leaflet from Robert McCartneys UK Unionist Party with the slogan “It’s Right to Say No”.
The UK Unionists and The DUP were part of The ‘United Unionists..people with a heart for Ulster” that opposed the Agreement.
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Leaflet about the 1973 Border Poll from the ‘Loyalist Association of Workers’ February 7, 2013

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From the 1973 Northern Ireland Border Poll a leaflet from a group called the ‘Loyalist Association of Workers’ with information about the poll and details of obtaining a postal vote.
Many Thanks to the sender.
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“The Protestant Blu Print” editor Ian R. K. Paisley MP- 1987 Election Special February 6, 2012


The 1987 Election Special of “The Protestant Blu Print” edited by Ian Paisley. Its from around the time of the Anglo Irish Agreement and decries the forces of Dublin and London.

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“Save Ulster with the Ulster Democratic Unionist Association” Leaflet ..from the early 80s? November 30, 2011


Got this recently , a leaflet from the ‘Ulster Democratic Unionist Association Co. Londonderry’, outlining their aims and objectives. I think its from the early 80s but can’t be sure. I can’t find anything online about them. I presume that they were linked to the Democratic Unionist Party.
If anyone has any details of the group I’d love to know.

 

“Boycott The Poll” Poster – Official Republican Movement – 1973 Northern Ireland Border Poll November 7, 2011


From the 1973 Border Poll (also known as the Northern Ireland Sovereignty Referendum) a poster from the Official Republican Movement urging a Boycott of the poll. The figure in the poster I think is that of the then Northern Ireland Secretary, William Whitelaw.
There were two choices and 591,280 people voted to stay part of the UK whilst , due to the boycott, just 6,463 voted in favour of a United Ireland.
I’ve a Ballot,Envelope, Polling card etc from the poll posted Here .

Many thanks to the sender.

 

“REFUSE Eire Money BOYCOTT all her goods…” -Ulster Constitution Defence Committee poster from the 1970s. June 10, 2011


A poster from the Ulster Constitution Defence Committee from the 70s with the quaint words
“Loyalists and Protestants. Hit Eire and Lynch where they will feel it most. REFUSE Eire Money BOYCOTT all her goods.To trade with Ulster’s enemies is Treachery. No Surrender.”

According to the CAIN website

The UCDC was established in 1966 and was made up of a committee of 13 with Ian Paisley as the head of the committee. The UCDC was the means by which Paisley led the protest against the reforms of Terence O’Neill in the late 1960s. The UCDC was also the ruling body of the Loyalist paramilitary style grouping the Ulster Protestant Volunteers (UPV).

 

 
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