Irish Election Literature

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“Say No to The Sell Out, Vote No To The EEC” Sinn Féin leaflet from the 1972 Referendum on Ireland joining the EEC June 17, 2020


“Say No to The Sell Out, Vote No To The EEC” a Sinn Féin leaflet from the 1972 Referendum on Ireland joining the EEC.

 

“Unite With Europe” Yes leaflet from Fianna Fáil in the 1972 Referendum on Ireland joining the EEC May 4, 2020


From the 1972 Referendum on Ireland joining the EEC a leaflet calling for a Yes vote from Fianna Fáil.
Many thanks to the sender.

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From the 1972 Referendum on joining the EEC, ‘Vote No’ Leaflets from The Common Market Defence Campaign January 30, 2014


From the 1972 Referendum on Ireland joining The Common Market , three leaflets urging a No vote from the Common Market Defence Campaign.
Many thanks to the sender.

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‘Unite With Europe – Vote Yes’ flyer from Fianna Fail -1972 Referendum on joining the Common Market January 25, 2014

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From the 1972 Referendum on Ireland joining the Common Market a flyer from Fianna Fail ‘Unite With Europe – Vote Yes’
Many thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet and Poster from Aontacht Eireann urging a No vote on Irish Entry to the EEC December 18, 2013


From the 1972 Referendum on entry to the EEC a leaflet and poster from Aontacht Eireann urging a No vote.
Many thanks to the sender.
Aont Eir Reject the Terms

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“Vote No” Leaflet from Irishwomen Against The Common Market-1972 Referendum on EU entry December 9, 2013


From the 1972 Referendum Campaign on Ireland Joining the Common Market (EU) a leaflet from a group ‘Irishwomen Against The Common Market’ urging a No vote. Some very interesting names at the bottom of the leaflet such as actress Siobhan McKenna, Sheila Conroy and Noelle Davies.
Many thanks to the sender.
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“If In Doubt Vote No” -Official Sinn Fein – 1972 Referendum on EEC November 18, 2013


From the 1972 Referendum on joining the Common Market a leaflet from Sinn Fein (Gardiner Place) urging a No vote.
many thanks to the sender
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“If you believe in a Prosperous and Independent Ireland …Vote No” -Sinn Fein -1972 Referendum on EEC

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From the 1972 Referendum on joining the EEC a poster from Sinn Fein (Kevin Street) urging a no vote.
Many thanks to the sender.

look at the once-off news-sheets and special issue editions of regular newspapers produced for the 1972 Referendum Campaign outlining arguments in favour and against Ireland joining the EEC (EU)
The “Ireland into EEC – The 1972 Debate” Exhibition will be Launched at 7.00 pm on Saturday evening the 16th November 2013 in the Culture Box (opposite Charlie’s 11 and next door to The Stage Door coffee shop), 12 East Essex Street, Templebar, Dublin 2
Exhibition will run from Sat 16th to Thur 21st inclusive from 12.00 to 6.00
Free Admission

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Poster for Exhibition of posters, leaflets from Ireland’s EEC accession referendum in 1972 in Culture Box 16th to 22nd November October 15, 2013

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A poster advertising a forthcoming exhibition of posters, leaflets and newspaper adverts from Ireland’s crucial EEC accession referendum in 1972. The exhibition is in The Culture Box, East Essex Street in Temple Bar. It runs from Saturday 16th to Friday 22nd November 2013. It looks very interesting.
The Facebook page for the exhibition

The collection comes from long-time Campaigner against EU encroachment on Irish sovereignty Anthony Coughlan.
Material on exhibit includes stuff from both sides in the 1972 Debate
– Lamp-post posters
– Pamphlets
– Door leaflets
– Notices of Public Meetings
– Internal bulletins for the campaign groups

Many thanks to the sender.
Some of the material posted here from that 1972 Referendum on EU Entry
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From 1972 Referendum on Entry to EEC a Flyer from Sinn Fein “Lynch and Cosgrave Auctioneers..For Sale…” May 9, 2013


From the 1972 Referendum on Entry to EEC a Flyer from Sinn Fein “Lynch and Cosgrave Auctioneers..For Sale…”
Many thanks to the sender.

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“The EEC and Prices -What Are The Facts?” -Fianna Fail- 1972 Referendum on EEC Entry September 7, 2012


From the 1972 Referendum on entry to the Common Market an ad from Fianna Fail asking “The EEC and Prices -What Are The Facts?”.
Many thanks to the sender, who has a series of cuttings from The May 1972 editions of The Evening Press available online.

 

From 1972 Referendum on EEC Entry – Vote Yes ad from Fianna Fail May 19, 2012


From the 1972 Referendum on EEC Entry a ‘Vote Yes’ ad from Fianna Fail with reasons why “Tomorrow Will Decide The Future”.

 

Forty Years Ago Today We voted on Entering the EEC … Some of the Campaign Material from then…. May 10, 2012


Forty Years ago today (May 10th 1972) we voted on entry to the EEC. Below some of the campaign material.
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“To The People Of Ireland” -Common Market Defence Committee 1972 Referendum on EEC entry


From the 1972 Referendum on entry to the EEC an Ad from the Common Market Defence Committee against EU entry.

 

“Make Sure Of Our Markets!” -Pigs and Bacon Commission 1972 Referendum on EEC Entry May 2, 2012


In the current Referendum Campaign there are many groups outside the Political Parties campaigning on the different sides, be it IBEC, The IFA, Commercial Tenants ,Various Unions and the like. Indeed all we are missing so far is Coir.
Back in 1972 ,the Referendum on entry to the EEC also had many diverse groups campaigning for and against. This is from the Pigs and Bacon Commission who were looking for a Yes vote to “Make Sure Of Our Markets!”.

 

“Internees Say NO” – Common Market Defence Campaign -1972 Referendum on entry to the EEC February 1, 2012


From the 1972 Referendum on entry to the Common Market , “Internees Say NO” from the Common Market Defence Campaign.
The message to voters was
“We, the Undersigned Internees in Long Kesh Camp, say “No” to Ireland’s entry to the E.E.C. and we ask the Irish people to vote “No” on Wednesday next because membership of the Common Market is not in the best interests of our country”

 

“If you don’t want to go back to this…. vote ‘yes'” -1972 Referendum on EEC entry from the IFA January 2, 2012


From the 1972 Referendum on entry to the Common Market a simple yet dramatic flyer from the Irish Farmers Association urging a Yes vote . Farming interests were very much in favour of a Yes vote.

 

“No To EEC” – ITGWU 1972 Referendum on Entry to the EEC August 1, 2011


From the 1972 Referendum on Entry to the EEC a leaflet from the Irish Transport and General Workers Union urging a No vote in the referendum. It foresaw entry to the EEC as leading to job losses.

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