Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

“Keep The Doctor in the House” Noel Browne -National Progressive Democrats 1961 General Election -Dublin South East August 23, 2018


From the 1961 General Election an ad for Noel Browne who was running for the shortlived National Progressive Democrats in Dublin South East. Browne was elected.

 

From Fine Gael in the 1961 General Election “This Election is YOUR Business” December 4, 2014

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From the 1961 General Election Campaign “This Election is YOUR Business” from Fine Gael.
Many Thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet from GAA legend Sean Purcell and Brigid Hogan O’Higgins -Fine Gael -East Galway 1961 General Election March 11, 2014


From the 1961 General Election a flyer for Fine Gael candidates Brigid Hogan O’Higgins and Sean Purcell. Brigid Hogan O’Higgins was elected (result here). Fine Gaels polices from the time are quite interesting too.
Sean Purcell, nicknamed ‘The Master’ made his name as a talented Gaelic Footballer winning an All Ireland with Galway in 1956. His partnership with Frank Stockwell led to them being referred to as “The Terrible Twins”. More about Sean Purcell here
Many thanks to the lender.
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From 1961 “In the past 5 years 245,641 emigrated. They Can’t Vote! You Can..Vote First for Labour” October 18, 2013

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From the 1961 General Election ‘Labour the party with the positive policy backed by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions….’ “In the past five years 245,641 emigrated. They Can’t Vote! You Can..Vote First for Labour”
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From 1961 “Will European Union Close Our Factories? -Labour watches the Common Market.” June 6, 2012

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From the 1961 General Election Campaign “Will European Union Close Our Factories? -Labour watches the Common Market.” urging a vote for Labour so that

 

From 1961 “Fianna Fail’s New Deal for Rural Ireland” ..”For another Spurt forward Vote Fianna Fail” August 14, 2011


From the 1961 General Election “Fianna Fail’s New Deal for Rural Ireland”. The areas covered included Housing, Land Division, Schools, Roads, Electricity and Water.
At the bottom we have the slogan
“For another Spurt forward Vote Fianna Fail”

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Tomas MacGiolla -Sinn Fein -Tipperary North 1961 General Election August 10, 2011


From the 1961 General Election a flyer for Sinn Fein candidate Tomas MacGiolla who was running in Tipperary North. MacGiolla polled 1,123 votes. He was later elected to Dublin Corporation and the Dail for The Workers Party.

 

 
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