Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Leaflet from Tara Skakie -Green Party -Glencullen -1999 Local Elections February 1, 2021

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From the 1999 Local Elections, a Leaflet from Tara Skakie who was running for The Green Party in the Glencullen LEA, she polled 355 votes and missed out on a seat.

 

Podcast -The Democratic Socialist Party January 28, 2021

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A look at the Jim Kemmy led Democratic Socialist Party that lasted from 1982 to 1990 before they merged with The Labour Party. It was the first Party here to back Abortion in certain circumstances , were anti Nationalist and very much in favour of the separation of Church and State.

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H-Block and Sectarian Civil War – Socialists Against Nationalism January 25, 2021


H-Block and Sectarian Civil War a 1981 pamphlet produced by The Socialists Against Nationalism group.

 

Podcast – Ailtirí na hAiséirghe January 22, 2021

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Ailtirí na hAiséirghe were a Fascist Party founded in March 1942 and led by Gearóid Ó Cuinneagáin. They contested the 1943, 1944 and 1948 General Elections and won 9 seats in the 1945 Local Elections.

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Podcast Father Liam Sharkey 1999 European Elections Campaign -Episode 30 January 20, 2021

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A look at the 1999 European Elections Campaign of Father Liam Sharkey, the last Catholic Priest to run for election here.

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Podcast -The 1969 South West Donegal Hospitalization Committee candidate Eunan Curristan -Episode 29 January 19, 2021


A look at the 1969 General Election campaign of Eunan Curristan of The South West Donegal Hospitalization Committee. He was the first major Independent Hospital candidate to run in a General Election here.

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Podcast -Bernie Murphy January 18, 2021

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This episode covers the surprise election of Independent Bernie Murphy to Cork Corporation in 1985 in a campaign the likes of which hadn’t been seen before in Cork. The reaction to his election as well as looking at his 1987 Dáil Campaign and 1991 Local Elections Campaign.

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“Public Health Versus Private Wealth” -The Workers’ Party 1987 January 17, 2021

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From 1987 a Health Policy a 30 page document produced by The Workers’ Party entitled “Public Health Versus Private Wealth”

 

“Mother and Baby Homes” Pamphlet from People Before Profit January 14, 2021


A 48 page pamhplet written by Willie Cumming of People Before Profit about The Mother and Baby Homes.
Many thanks to the Sender

 

Socialist Quarterly No. 1 -September 1976 December 18, 2020


The first issue of Socialist Quarterly published by the Socialist Quarterly Editorial Board , which consisted of representatives of the Left Liason Committee and The Irish Marxist Society.

Edited by Paddy Carmody, this issue has contributions from Noel Browne, Matt Merrigan, Naomi Wayne, Anthony Cronin, Dave Neligan and George Jeffares.

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Podcast -Muintir na hÉireann -Episode 27 December 11, 2020

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This episode covers the pro-life Christian party Muintir na hÉireann led by Richard Greene that were very active in the 1990’s against Abortion and Divorce. By the time the 1997 General Election came along there were two groups using the Muintir na hÉireann name following a split. The Muintir na hÉireann led by Greene stood in the 1997 General Election.

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Podcast – Episode 26 – The All Night Party / Sligo Leitrim Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Constituents by Lying and Cheating Politicians December 7, 2020

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The episode covers Noel “Flukey” Gorman and his outing in November 1982 for the “Sligo Leitrim Society for the prevention of cruelty to constituents by lying and cheating politicians” and 1987 and 1994 outings for “The All Night Party” .

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Podcast – The Natural Law Party -Episode 25

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The Natural Law Party stood in Irish Elections (both North and South) during the 1990s. They were famous for their advocation of Natural Law and the promotion of  solving the worlds issues via Yogic Flying.

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Podcast – Córas na Poblachta- Episode 24 November 20, 2020

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Córas na Poblachta were a Republican Party founded in 1940 that lasted until 1944. They were seen as a forerunner of Clann na Poblachta. Made up initially of Old IRA men and Civil War Veterans it had many new policies such as a Childrens Allowance that was later adopted by other parties.

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Podcast – The Gaeltacht Civil Rights Movement – Gluaiseacht Cearta Sibhialta na Gaeltachta November 12, 2020


This episode looks at The Gaeltacht Civil Rights Movement – Gluaiseacht Cearta Sibhialta na Gaeltachta which contested the 1969 and 1973 General Elections and were a catalyst for many changes in Government policy towards Gaeltacht areas.

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Podcast – Lia Fáil November 5, 2020

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This Episode covers Lia Fáil an extreme group led by a Priest set up in 1957 to stop Emigration, Redistribute Land and among other things provide Nuclear Weapons to the Irish Army to invade the North and an army of emigrants to destroy the British Empire. They fielded a candidate in the 1960 Local Elections.

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Podcast -The Emigration Action Movement -Episode 21 October 29, 2020

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This episode covers the Cork based Anti Emigration Movement that fielded candidates in the 1960 Local Elections. They were also part of the broader Emigration Action Movement which was formed as a National Umbrella group for like minded groups and parties.

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