Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

From September 1927 “Show Me Your Company ….. For the Sake of Ireland’s Honour Vote for Fianna Fail …” January 30, 2012

From the September 1927 General Election a leaflet from Fianna Fail attacking Cumann na nGaedhael over their candidacy of Major Bryan Cooper. Cooper was a former Unionist MP who having been elected to the Dail in 1923 and June 1927 joined Cumann na nGaedhael and stood for them in this September 1927 Election. More info on him here
Many thanks to the sender.


1927 County Tipperary Labour Bulletin August 18, 2010

Was sent these images (many thanks). A 1927 County Tipperary Labour Bulletin. There were two elections in 1927 so I’m not sure which campaign this comes from.
Daniel Morrissey was a Labour TD, became an Independent , switched to Cumann na nGaedheal and then became a Fine Gael TD. He was a TD from 1922 to 1954.
The William O’Brien mentioned is probably ‘William X. O’Brien’ who (according to wikipedia) was “A close friend and associate of James Connolly. O’Brien helped establish the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union in 1909, and was instrumental in the Dublin Lockout strike in 1913″….. “O’Brien was elected as TD for Dublin South at the 1922 general election, and again for Tipperary in June 1927 and again in 1937”.

The details of the campaign are covered including meetings, canvassing, transport and The Register of electors.

Apologies for the size of the text.



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