Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Podcast – The National Progressive Democrats September 17, 2020

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Latest episode of the podcast covers The National Progressive Democrats. A left wing party set up by Noel Browne and Jack McQuillan in the late 1950’s.
On Apple Podcasts
On Spotify
On Anchor FM
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Leaflet from James Kelly – Aontacht Eireann – 1973 General Election -Cavan September 14, 2020


From the 1973 General Election a leaflet from James Kelly running for Aontacht Eireann in Cavan where he polled 2068 votes. Formerly Captain James Kelly he came to National Attention during the arms trail, where he was acquitted.

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Podcast – Unionist Dáil candidates in the 1980’s and 90’s September 10, 2020

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A look at the campaigns of four different Unionist candidates that ran for the Dáil in the 80’s and 90’s. Stan Gebler Davies in Cork South West in 1987, Michael Brooks in Donegal North East in 1987, Patrick Melly in Sligo Leitrim in 1992 and John McDonald in the 1998 Dublin North Bye-Election.
You’ll find the podcast on spotify here
on Apple Podcasts
on Anchor FM
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“This Is Republican Socialism … The Politics Of The Irish Republican Socialist Party” September 6, 2020

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A leaflet “This Is Republican Socialism An Introduction To The Politics Of The Irish Republican Socialist Party” produced around 2002 by the IRSP. The leaflet gives details of party ideals and policy.

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1979 Seanad Referendum Leaflet From The Government Information Services


A Government Information Services leaflet giving details on the 1979 Seanad Referendum. It was the Seventh Amendment of the Constitution and was to expand the electoral franchise for University Seanad seats from the NUI and Trinity College to include other named third level institutions.
It passed with 552,600 voting Yes and 45,484 voting No.

 

1979 Adoption Referendum Leaflet from The Government Information Services September 4, 2020


A Government Information Services leaflet giving details on the 1979 Adoption Referendum. The Referendum was the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution and it ensured that certain adoption orders would not be found to be unconstitutional because they had not been made by a court.
It passed with 601,694 votes in favour and 6,265 votes against

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Podcast – Poblacht Chríostúil (Christian Republic) September 3, 2020

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Poblacht Chríostúil (Christian Republic) was an Irish political party active from 1956 to the late 1960s. It advocated Catholic social teaching, a planned economy and national self-sufficiency.

 

 

Leaflet from Matt Merrigan -Labour – 1970 Dublin South West Bye-Election September 1, 2020


From the 1970 Dublin South West By-Election a leaflet from Matt Merrigan running for Labour. The By-election came about due to the death of Labour TD Sean Dunne. The leaflet contains a profile of Matt Merrigan, a message from John O’Connell (Labour TD for Dublin South West) , a message from Brendan Corish as well as an endorsement from all the Dublin based Labour TD’s.
Merrigan polled 5,004 votes losing out narrowly to Seán Sherwin of Fianna Fáil. Sean Dunnes widow Cora Dunne also stood in the by-election and this hampered Merrigans chances. Incidentally Sherwin subsequently joined Aontacht Éireann and of course Merrigan was expelled from The Labour Party in 1977 and subsequently was a founder member of The Socialist Labour Party.

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Unionist Student -November 1986 -Queens University Unionist Association August 31, 2020


From November 1986 a copy of Unionist Student published by The Queens University Unionist Association. It covers some Unionist issues from the time including Robert McCartney’s “Campaign for Equal Citizenship”
I’ve scanned and uploaded in pdf format here
Many thanks to the sender.

 

Podcast -The Cork Socialist Party and Independent Youth candidates from the 1974 Local Elections August 28, 2020

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This episode covers The Cork Socialist Party which existed in Cork in the mid 1940’s. Also how the voting age change in 1973 led to a number of Independent Youth candidates standing in the 1974 Local Elections

 

Podcast -Army Wives Candidates in the 1989 General Election August 20, 2020

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This episode covers the Army Wives Campaign in the 1989 General Election as well as The National Army Spouses Association.

 

The Cannabis Legalisation Party and Ubi Dwyer’s Justice Party. Podcast episode 10 August 13, 2020


This episode covers The Cannabis Legalisation Party who ran two candidates in The 1997 General Election and The Justice Party of Ubi Dwyer who ran in two of the elections in the early 80’s. Theres an obituary of Ubi Dwyer here which gives a great insight into his time in the UK especially.
You’ll find the rss feed and links to other providers here

 

Podcast – The Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist) -Episode 9 August 5, 2020


The latest episode of “The Others -The Alan Kinsella Podcast” This episode covers The Internationalists, Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist) and their affiliated groups.

 

Guest on The Irish History Show Podcast August 2, 2020

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Had the pleasure of being a guest on the Irish History Show Podcast and you can listen to it here
or listen here…..

Of course you can listen to my own podcast too here
Or find the various providers etc here

 

“Labour To Power- Break The Coalition And Fight For A Majority Labour Government” A Militant Pamphlet by John Throne -November 1975 July 24, 2020

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“Labour To Power – Break The Coalition And Fight For A Majority Labour Government ” a Militant Pamphlet by John Throne from November 1975. The pamphlet opposed Labour’s  participation in the 1973-1977 Coalition Government with Fine Gael.
It’s 15 pages, so I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf format here
Many thanks to the sender

 

“The Fight for Jobs -The Socialist Answer to the Dole Queues” – Socialist Labour Party circa 1980 July 23, 2020

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From around 1980 “The Fight for Jobs -The Socialist Answer to the Dole Queues” produced by the Trade Union and Unemployed Workers Group of the Socialist Labour Party. It’s sixteen pages, so have scanned and uploaded it in pdf format here
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“The Others” Podcast July 17, 2020

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Started a Podcast covering Small parties and groups that have contested elections here.
You’ll find details of other providers here

Would love any feedback.
I’ve embedded the Spotify link to the latest episode here.

 

Leaflet from Mary T. W. Bourke (Mary Robinson) from the 1969 Seanad Elections June 21, 2020


From the 1969 Seanad Elections for the Dublin University Constituency a leaflet from Mary T. W. Bourke who was running in her first Seanad election. She was elected and held her seatuntil her election to the Office of President of Ireland in 1990 as Mary Robinson.
Many thanks to the sender.

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