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In the 1937 General Election there were seven candidates running as Independents that had left Fianna Fáil in the previous six months. Three were outgoing TD’s. Some had been selected at a Selection Convention but rejected by The National Executive, others rejected at a Convention and others had left the party in a disagreement over policy.

 

June 1937 Election edition of “Sean Óglac” Paper of The Old IRA October 23, 2017


From the run up to the 1937 General Election an edition of “Sean Óglac” The “Official Organ of the National Association of Old Irish Republican Army”. It advocates for a vote for Fianna Fail giving detailed reasons why. There are other notices which are interesting too. Click on the image to enlarge.
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From 1937 lyrics to “The Good Ship Fine Gael” An Election Ballad July 16, 2015

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From 1937 lyrics to “The Good Ship Fine Gael”An Election Ballad sung to the tune of “The Glen of Aherlow
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“Choose Hickey for Cork City” -James Hickey -Labour – 1937 General Election -Cork Borough February 24, 2015


From the 1937 General Election a leaflet for James Hickey who was running for Labour in Cork Borough. He narrowly missed out on a seat but was elected in 1938.
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1937 Canvass Card for HM Dockrell , JT Ennis, Cecil Lavery and Gearoid O’Sullivan -Fine Gael -Dublin County March 6, 2014


From the 1937 General Election a Canvass Card for H.M. Dockrell , J. T. Ennis, Cecil Lavery and Gearoid O’Sullivan who were running for Fine Gael in Dublin County. Dockrell and Lavery were elected result here.
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From 1937 “A Victory for Fine Gael would Mean ….” December 3, 2012

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From the 1937 General Election campaign an interesting piece from Fine Gael outlining what “A Victory for Fine Gael would Mean ….” for various entities such as The Farmer, The Town, The Labourer and For All.
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From 1937 a Statement by Communist Party Secretariat objecting to the Proposed Constitution October 8, 2012


From the 1937 General Election Campaign and the 1937 Referendum on a new Constitution (both held on the same day) a Statement by Communist Party Secretariat outlining the party’s position on both issues.

 

From 1937 “Vote “Yes” For The Constitution- Vote Fianna Fail” September 18, 2012


From the 1937 General Election and the Referendum on the Constitution campaigns an ad “Vote “Yes” For The Constitution- Vote Fianna Fail”.
Regarding the Constitution it…

affirms the Irish nation’s “inalienable, indefeasible, and sovereign right to choose its own form of Government, to determine its relations with other nations, and to develop its life, political, economic and cultural, in accordance with its own genius and traditions.”

 

Leaflet from Dan Foley -Labour – 1937 General Election Waterford July 14, 2012


From the 1937 General Election a leaflet from Labour Party candidate in Waterford Dan Foley. Foley,who was President of the Waterford Workers Council, polled 3,179 votes and missed out on a seat.
The issues addressed in the leaflet give an idea of the problems of the time.
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