From May 1980 , issue one of the Sinn Féin The Workers Party magazine “Workers Life”. Quite a broad range of articles, with everything from New Technology to the John Giles managed Shamrock Rovers covered.
“Divorce Is A Human Tragedy. Vote No” – Anti Divorce Campaign -1986 Divorce Referendum March 4, 2021
From the 1986 Divorce Referendum “Divorce Is A Human Tragedy. Vote No” leaflet from The Anti Divorce Campaign outlining various reasons to vote No.
A look at the H-Block candidates that ran in the 1981 General Election, not just the Official Anti H-Block Armagh candidates but others such as Independent Fianna Fáil, Peoples Democracy and Anti H-Block Independents.
Podcast -The Irish Independence Party February 25, 2021
A look at the Irish Independence Party which ran from 1977 until the late 1980’s. They fielded 4 candidates in the 1979 UK Elections and were at their height winning 21 seats in the 1981 Northern Irish Local Elections. Sinn Féin’s decision to contest Northern Elections resulted in much of the IIPs support being lost.
“Amandla” July 1980 – Bulletin of The Irish Anti Apartheid Movement February 19, 2021
The July 1980 edition of “Amandla”, The Bulletin of The Irish Anti Apartheid Movement. Covers Nelson Mandela, The Irish Lions Tour, Namibia and other issues.
Podcast -The National Labour Party February 18, 2021
The National Labour Party were a split from The Labour Party that lasted from 1944 to 1950. The split was due to various factors but mainly that Jim Larkin Snr had been allowed join the party and then selected to run for Labour in 1943, against the wishes of the ITGWU. The National Labour Party felt that Labour Party was overrun with Communists. The differences were finally settled in 1950, when the two parties were serving in Government together.
1997 leaflet promoting voters to Join Fine Gael February 17, 2021
From 1997 a leaflet promoting voters to Join Fine Gael. Many thanks to the sender.(more…)
From the 2002 General Election a leaflet from Tom Fleming and John O’Donoghue of Fianna Fáil running in Kerry South. John O’Donoghue was elected polling 9445 votes, whilst Tom Fleming narrowly missed out polling 6912 votes.
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Podcast -The PAYE Tax Reform League February 11, 2021
In the 1970’s and 80’s the tax burden on PAYE workers was huge. It led to massive protests calling for farmers and self employed to be brought into the Tax net. Growing from those protests was The National Association for the Protection of PAYE Earners (NAPPE). The Tax Reform League became the Political wing of NAPPE and contested the 1987 General Election.
Issue 2-1 of “Revolutionary Alternative” a paper produced by the Academic Freedom Committee, who were members of The Internationalists, the group that became the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist). There’s a podcast on them here.
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From 1991 -“Censored – Ireland’s Abortion Reality” -Cork Abortion Information Campaign February 8, 2021
From 1991 “Censored – Ireland’s Abortion Reality” a booklet produced by The Cork Abortion Information Campaign. The booklet openly defied the censorship of Abortion Information that required a Referendum in 1992 to make Abortion Information Legal. It also gives a History around the issue. Many thanks to the sender.
From 1946 a 36 page booklet “Partition -A Positive Policy” produced by Ailtirí na hAiséirghe outlining in deatil the party’s plan to end partition.
From the 2004 Local Elections a leaflet from Tony Fitzgerald who was running for Fianna Fáil in Cork City North West. He polled 474 votes and was elected. Many thanks to the sender(more…)
From 2017 Help To Defend Our Catholic Heritage Against The New Pagan Threat , a leaflet produced by former Christian Solidarity Party candidate John Lacken and current head of the Mayo based Legio Sanctae Familiae (Legion of The Holy Family) against the proposed Púca featival (it’s website is here), which was being promoted by Tourism Ireland for Halloween in the three locations of Drogheda, Trim and Athboy.
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The story of the Aontacht Éireann party founded by former Fianna Fáil Minister Kevin Boland in 1971. More Republican than Fianna Fáil they were Initially popular, however the party went downhill, losing all it’s seats in the 1973 General Election and 1974 Local Elections.
1990 Presidential Election Leaflet endorsing Brian Lenihan from Bertie Ahern, Dermot Fitzpatrick and John Stafford.
From the 1990 Presidential Election a leaflet distributed in Dublin Central endorsing Brian Lenihan for President. It has messages of support from TD’s Bertie Ahern, Dermot Fitzpatrick and John Stafford as well as local Councillors. There’s also a profile of the candidate. Many thanks to the sender.(more…)