Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

From 1937 – ‘Say No to the Constitution’ ad from Fine Gael February 11, 2013

From the 1937 Referendum on the new Constitution, ‘Say No to the Constitution’ an ad from Fine Gael. Women, Labour and Independents are all listed as those against the new Constitution.


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.”


From 1937 -“Women Voters ..Vote Against The Constitution” March 12, 2012

Filed under: Referendum — irishelectionliterature @ 1:08 pm
Tags: , , , , ,

From the 1937 Referendum on the Constitution an ad from The National University Womens Graduates’ Association urging a No vote.
Amongst the reasons given were
“The State can interfere in the private concerns of the Home” and “The State can interfere in a woman’s choice of occupation.”
As for the result…

A plebiscite on the draft Constitution was held on 1st July, 1937. A general
election of members to Dáil Éireann took place on the same day. The total
number of votes given at the plebiscite approving of the draft Constitution was
685,105 and the total number of votes not approving was 526,945.

Detailed constituency results below the Ad….



%d bloggers like this: