Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

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.
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“Fine Gael – Medium Term Challenges” – 10 page document leaning towards a No vote on the Programme For Government June 20, 2020

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A 10 page document giving analysis of Fine Gaels prospects should they vote to go into Government. There is no author listed and I gather it has been distributed via Fine Gael WhatsApp Groups calling for a No vote on the Programme For Government It’s uploaded in pdf here
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“Britain Must Decide To Go” Aontacht Éireann pamphlet from 1975 June 18, 2020

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“Britain Must Decide To Go” a 15 page pamphlet from Aontacht Éireann in 1975 which I’ve scanned and uploaded in pdf format here
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“Say No to The Sell Out, Vote No To The EEC” Sinn Féin leaflet from the 1972 Referendum on Ireland joining the EEC June 17, 2020


“Say No to The Sell Out, Vote No To The EEC” a Sinn Féin leaflet from the 1972 Referendum on Ireland joining the EEC.

 

1989 Ógra Fianna Fáil Message From the National Youth Committee regarding Recruitment, Starting up an Ógra etc June 8, 2020

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From 1989 an Ógra Fianna Fáil Message From the National Youth Committee regarding Recruitment, Starting up an Ógra, Fundraising, Sample Clar, Activities, Structures and so on.
I’ve Scanned and uploaded it in pdf format here
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“Class Struggle” Journal Of The Irish Workers Group – No. 15 – March 1985 June 7, 2020

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The 15th of March 1985 edition of “Class Struggle” the Journal of The Irish Workers Group. Contains pieces on The Miners Strike, Connolly on Irish History, A Review of Mike Milottes Communism in Ireland and Resistance to Pinochet Mounts. I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf format here
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“A New Generation” Fine Gael Youth Programme -1989 General Election

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From the 1989 General Election a policy document “”A New Generation” The Fine Gael Youth Programme. Contains a number of proposals including A Basic Income Scheme and other quite progressive policies. I’ve scanned and up loaded it in pdf format here

 

From 2002 A Statement from The UCD ex-SWP group – Socialist Alternative May 29, 2020


In 2002 The UCD branch of the Socialist Workers’ Party decided to leave the main party and re-name themselves Socialist Alternative. They released a lengthy Statement as to their reasons why.
I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf here
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Leaflet from Timothy Quill -Labour – North Cork -1938 General Election May 22, 2020

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From the 1938 General Election a Leaflet from Timothy Quill of The Labour Party running in North Cork. A former TD, he polled 4,950 votes and missed out on a seat.
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“No to the government’s anti-women abortion referendum!” Dublin Spartacist Group 2002 Abortion Referendum Leaflet May 21, 2020


“For free abortion on demand! No to the government’s anti-women abortion referendum!” a 2002 Abortion Referendum leaflet from the Dublin Spartacist Group. It outlines their objections to the referendum and in depth attacks the ‘fake leftists’ of Labour, the WSM, The Socialist Party and the SWP as well as other themes. I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf format here
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“Green ‘Boro’ issue 4” 1991 Local Elections Newsletter from The Central Dun Laoghaire Borough Green Group


From the 1991 Local Elections, “Green ‘Boro’ issue 4” The Newsletter from The Central Dun Laoghaire Borough Green Group. It gives details of objections for plans for the Harbour Board Plan for the West Pier. It also lists the candidates in the 3 Borough LEAs, Bloackrock, Dun Laoghaire and Blackrock. I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf format here
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“Brian Lenihan -The People’s President” 1990 Presidential Election Booklet May 18, 2020


From the 1990 Presidential Election “Brian Lenihan -The People’s President” an 8 page booklet produced by Fianna Fáil candidate Brain Lenihan.
Scanned and uploaded in pdf format here
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“Yes Equality” Canvassing Guide from the 2015 Marriage Equality Referendum May 14, 2020


The “Yes Equality” Canvassing Guide from the 2015 Marriage Equality Referendum. It’s uploaded in pdf format here

 

 

June 1927 leaflet from Domhnall Ua Buachalla and James Cregan -Fianna Fáil -Kildare May 13, 2020


From the June 1927 General Election a leaflet from Domhnall Ua Buachalla (Donal Buckley) and James Cregan running for Fianna Fáil in Kildare. Domhnall Ua Buachalla was elected and later became The last Governor-General of the Irish Free State.
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From 1964 “Intíreachas: the Social and Economic Policy of Poblacht Chríostúil” May 12, 2020


From 1964 “Intíreachas: the Social and Economic Policy of Poblacht Chríostúil”. They were a small mainly Munster based Party thats aims were for “a politically and economically independent Ireland on a basis of Christian and traditional ideals” At it’s height it had a number of Urban District Councillors.
I’ve scanned and uuploaded the document here (It’s 120 pages long)

 

Autumn 2001 Edition of “Fingal Voice” from The Socialist Party


The Autumn 2001 edition of The Socialist Party newsletter “Fingal Voice”. Contains columns by Joe Higgins and Clare Daly as well as coverage of local and National Issues.
It’s scanned and uploaded in pdf format here
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“Socialist Action” Number 7 – Joe Harrington -Peoples Democracy – Limerick Ward 3 – 1985 Local Elections May 10, 2020


From the 1985 Local Elections, “Socialist Action” number 7 asking fora vote for Joe Harrington running for Peoples Democracy in Limerick Ward 3. Harrington was elected polling 589 votes.
Socialist Action no 7 in pdf

I have also uploaded “Socialist Action no 8” in pdf here

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From 1976 the Irish Press Fianna Fáil 50th Anniversary Supplement May 8, 2020

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From May 26th 1976, A supplement in The Irish Press to mark 50 years of Fianna Fáil.It’s uploaded in pdf format here

 

 
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