Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

From the 1943 General Election Patrick Murphy and his donkey named Pansey canvassing for Labour. December 9, 2014

Many thanks to the sender who notes…
“The man with the Top Hat is Patrick Murphy and his donkey named Pansey.
The photo is from the 1943 General election for Dublin County constituency and the Tunney was Jim or James Tunney (elected to the Dáíl in 1943 & lost his seat in 1944 it was the only occasion he was elected to the Dáil, was also in Seanad & Cllr.) father of Jim Tunney who later became Lord Mayor of Dublin & FF TD for Dublin North West . His Grandson also Jim is an optician in Finglas. Liam Cosgrave Snr & Henry Dockrell were elected for FG in that election & Sean Brady & Patrick J Fogarty for FF.



Leaflet from Joseph Cooney , Patrick McMahon -Clann na Talmhan -Meath Westmeath -1943 General Election December 1, 2014

From the 1943 General Election a leaflet from Joseph Cooney and Patrick McMahon who were running for Clann na Talmhan in the Meath Westmeath constituency. Cooney polled 3,284 votes and Patrick McMahon polled 1,351 votes and neither were elected.
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From Tipperary 1943 “A Woman Is Thrifty, Provident and Sympathetic…Vote for Mary Corbett and Social Betterment” November 20, 2013

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From the 1943 General Election an ad for Independent candidate Mary Corbett who was running in Tipperary. She polled 466 votes. The slogans and policies are very interesting.



1943 Fianna Fail General Election Pamphlet -“Ireland 1932 to 1942 – A Story of Great Achievements” August 13, 2013

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From the 1943 General Election a pamphlet from Fianna Fail “Ireland 1932 to 1942 – A Story of Great Achievements”. The pamphlet, which is 30 pages long, shows the achievements of Fianna Fail since their entry to government in 1932, it emphasizes the gains made towards self sufficiency. There are many info-graphics illustrating the success of the economic war.
From a historical (and of course political) point of view it’s a very interesting read.
Click on the link above or on the page cover below to lauch in pdf form (its 26mb in size so may take a little while to load)




From 1943 “Put An End To Poverty” “Vote Labour” “saving of 7,000,000 a year in bank interests, payments to financiers ….” January 3, 2013

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Nice piece this from the 1943 General Election, “Put An End To Poverty” ..”Vote Labour”. Interestingly it provides Guarantees for Farmers, Workers, Cottage Tenants, Town Tenants and to The Nation.
The Guarantee to The Nation includes “a saving of 7,000,000 a year in bank interests, payments to financiers ….”


Leaflet from Eoin O’Coigligh -Ailtirí na hAiséirghe- 1943 General Election Louth July 6, 2012

From the 1943 General Election in Louth a leaflet for Ailtirí na hAiséirghe candidate Eoin O’Coigligh. A Councillor originally elected for Labour, he polled 585 votes.
I’ve more Ailtirí na hAiséirghe material posted which have details of policy etc.



Ailtirí na hAiséirghe “Principal Points of Policy” from the 1943 General Election January 28, 2012

From the 1943 General Election a leaflet from Ailtirí na hAiséirghe outlining their “Principal Points of Policy”.
The candidate Eoin O’ Coiglig (Owen Quigley) was running in Louth. A former Labour Party councillor he joined Ailtirí na hAiséirghe after their foundation, he polled 585 votes.
He was reelected to Drogheda Corporation and Louth County Council in 1945.
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