Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from Frances Grehan -Official Sinn Fein – 1973 General Election – Roscommon Leitrim March 14, 2019


From the 1973 General Election a leaflet from Frances Grehan of Official Sinn Fein running in Roscommon Leitrim. She polled 770 votes and missed out on a seat.

 

A 1975 Piece by Ted Nealon in ‘Iris Fianna Fail’ on why Fianna Fail lost the 1973 General Election August 19, 2015

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From the Summer 1975 edition of ‘Iris Fianna Fail’ a piece by (later Fine Gael TD) Ted Nealon on why Fianna Fail lost the 1973 General Election. There is also a small piece on Party National Organiser Joe O’Neill.
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Leaflet from Séamus Costello – Sinn Fein -Wicklow – 1973 General Election March 15, 2015


From the 1973 General Election a leaflet from Séamus Costello running for Official Sinn Fein in Wicklow. He polled 1,966 votes and missed out on a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.
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“Election News” – Official Sinn Fein leaflet from the 1973 General Election August 14, 2014


From the 1973 General Election Campaign a newsletter “Election News” from Official Sinn Fein. It includes an Interview with Tomas MacGiolla and pieces on Equality for Women, Defending the Farm and other issues.
Many thanks to the sender
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Leaflet from Peigin Doyle – Official Sinn Fein – Dublin South Central -1973 General Election July 21, 2014


From the 1973 General Election a leaflet from Peigin Doyle who was running for Official Sinn Fein in Dublin South Central. She polled 1521 votes and missed out on a seat. She also stood in the 1974 Local Elections in Pembroke/Rathmines polling 962 votes and also missing out on a seat.
I’m told Charlie Bird was her Election Agent.
Many thanks to the person who passed on the following link which contains a series of archive Workers Party Material
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“No More Rates” – Fianna Fail Leaflet from the 1973 General Election June 6, 2014

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From the 1973 General Election campaign a leaflet from Fianna Fail promising that were they elected Rates would be abolished. They weren’t elected and when returned to power in 1977 Domestic Rates were abolished.
Many thanks to the sender.
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1973 General Election Leaflet from The League for a Workers’ Republic -Young Socialists “Fianna Fail Out!” September 1, 2013


From the 1973 General Election Campaign a leaflet from The League for a Workers’ Republic -Young Socialists with the headline “Fianna Fail Out!” and urging voters to vote for Labour to encourage the likes of Matt Merrigan and Noel Browne to pursue Socialist Policies in government. Amongst those involved in the LWR were Carol Coulter, Alex White and Paddy Healy. More information on them here and here

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