Irish Election Literature

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The 1977 Fianna Fail General Election Manifesto October 16, 2017


The Fianna Fail Manifesto from the 1977 General Election I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf format here
Many thanks to the sender.

 

Leaflet from Niall Andrews, Ruairi Brugha, Jim Murphy-Fianna Fail -1977 Dublin South County April 27, 2016


From the 1977 General Election , a Leaflet from Niall Andrews, Ruairi Brugha and Jim Murphy who were running for Fianna Fail in Dublin South County. Niall Andrews was elected.

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Flyer from Noël Browne – Anti Coalition Labour – 1977 General Election – Dublin Artane April 13, 2015


From the 1977 General Election a flyer for Noël Browne who was running as an Independent ‘Anti Coalition Labour’ candidate in Dublin Artane. He had previously been expelled from the Labour Party. He polled 5,601 votes and was elected. His wikipedia entry
Many thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet from John McNally, Seamus Pattison -Labour – Carlow Kilkenny 1977 General Election February 11, 2015


From the 1977 General Election a leaflet from Labour candidates in Carlow Kilkenny Seamus Pattison and John McNally. Seamus Pattison was elected.

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Leaflet for Tom Coogan, Kieran Crotty, Des Governey, Pete O’Hanrahan -Fine Gael -Carlow Kilkenny 1977 General Election February 3, 2015


From the 1977 General Election a leaflet for Tom Coogan, Kieran Crotty, Des Governey and Pete O’Hanrahan who were running for Fine Gael in Carlow Kilkenny. It also has a message to the electorate from Liam Cosgrave. Kieran Crotty was elected.

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Leaflet from Jim Gibbons, Liam Aylward, Tom Nolan, Paddy Carpenter, Mick Lanigan -Fianna Fail -1977 Carlow Kilkenny January 12, 2015


From the 1977 General Election a leaflet for Fianna Fail Carlow Kilkenny candidates Jim Gibbons, Liam Aylward, Tom Nolan, Paddy Carpenter and Mick Lanigan. Despite fielding five candidate in a five seater Fianna Fail won three seats with Tom Nolan, Jim Gibbons and Liam Aylward all elected. We also have a message from Jack Lynch to voters and an outline of Fianna Fails 1977 General Election policies.

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Leaflet from Sean Walsh -Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party -1977 General Election – Carlow Kilkenny December 18, 2014


From the 1977 General Election a leaflet from Sean Walsh of Sinn Fein The Workers Party running in Carlow Kilkenny. He polled 1666 votes and missed out on a seat.

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From 1977 “Vote Labour. Here are five good reasons why. “ July 10, 2014


From the 1977 General Election “Vote Labour. Here are five good reasons why. “. The five reasons are the outgoing Labour Ministers Brendan Corish, James Tully , Michael O’Leary, Conor Cruise O’Brien and Justin Keating (of which two Conor Cruise O’Brien and Justin Keating lost their seats) and there is a piece on the achievements of each Minister whilst in office.
Many thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet and poster for Barry Desmond, Jack Loughran -Labour -Dun Laoghaire -1977 General Election June 1, 2014


From the 1977 General Election a pre polling ‘Thank You’ leaflet to voters from Labour Dun Laoghaire candidates Jack Loughran and Barry Desmond. I have also included a picture of one of their posters. Barry Desmond was elected.
Many thanks to the sender.
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A sample of Typical Shopping Baskets from Election Material. February 12, 2013


3 samples of Typical Shopping Baskets from election material. Starting off with Labour in 1981 then Fianna Fail in 1977 and lastly Fine Gael in 1979
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From 1977 a “Bring Back Jack” – “Vote Fianna Fail” T-shirt July 24, 2012

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As close as I’m ever going to get to being a fashion blogger! … Found recently in an attic a “Vote Fianna Fail ” T-Shirt with “Bring Back Jack” on the back. I presume its from the 1977 General Election campaign.
Many Thanks to the sender.

 

From 1977 leaflet for Denis Foley, Kit Ahern and Tom McEllistrim -Fianna Fail – Kerry North July 5, 2012


From the 1977 General Election a leaflet for Denis Foley, Kit Ahern and Tom McEllistrim running for Fianna Fail in Kerry North. McEllistrim and Ahern were both elected.
The leaflet also gives some details of that famous 1977 Fianna Fail manifesto such as the “Abolition of Rates..” and unusually “For housewives -weekly information on prices on Radio, Television and newspapers”
Kita Ahern despite her long political career only had the one term in the Dail , she was the Aunt of Eoin’Bomber’ Liston and later joined the Progressive Democrats.
Tom McEllistrim succeeded his father (who had held a Dail seat in Kerry since 1923) in 1969 and held the ‘family’ seat until 1987. He regained it in 1989 before losing it again in 1992. His son also Tom McEllistrim served as a TD for Kerry North from 2002 to 2011.
Denis Foley was elected to teh Dail in 1981 and held the seat until 1989 but regained it in 1992 before retiring in 2002.

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Redmond Sullivan- Sinn Fein The Workers Party -1977 General Election Kerry South May 22, 2012


From the 1977 General Election an ad for Redmond Sullivan who was running for Sinn Fein The Workers Party in Kerry South. The Killarney based Councillor polled 1,065 votes.
First elected to Kerry County Council in 1960, he served until 1979 when he lost his seat.

 

From 1977 “The Coalition Discriminates Against Women”- “Fianna Fail Will Put That Right” February 26, 2012

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From the 1977 General Election “The Coalition Discriminates Against Women”- “Fianna Fail Will Put That Right”.

 

A Classic….”Promises or Performance? – Women Voters Nail The FF Propaganda” -Fine Gael 1977 General Election January 31, 2012


From Fine Gael during the 1977 General Election Campaign “Promises or Performance? – Women Voters Nail The FF Propaganda”.
Amongst the quotes…
“….I’d be wary of a man who promises me everything”
“Fianna Fail I like Their Pop Record that’s all. They were always great song and dance men”.

“..Jacks not the worst but the other crowd give me the shivers”
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From 1977 “Support the Fianna Fail Plan for National Reconstruction” August 23, 2011


From the 1977 General Election an ad for Galway West Fianna Fail candidates Maire Geoghegan Quinn , Bobby Molloy, William Loughnane and Micheal O Morain with the headline “Support the Fianna Fail Plan for National Reconstruction”. The Plan is outlined with details under the headings of Jobs, Tax, Prices and Housing.
Via The Galway Advertiser Archive

 

1977 Flyer for Enda Kenny and Myles Staunton -Fine Gael -Mayo West August 16, 2011


From 1977 A flyer for Fine Gael candidates Enda Kenny and Myles Staunton who were running in Mayo West. Kenny topped the poll and was elected on the first count.
Many thanks to the sender.

 

From the 1977 Election a Fianna Fail ad -“The Coalition Shopping Basket” -“The Arabs put 12p on petrol- and the Coalition put 35p!” April 21, 2011


From the 1977 General Election campaign an ad from Fianna Fail about price rises since 1973 under the Fina Gael/Labour Coalition . Interesting to see the price rise in cigarettes and beer was less than amongst other items, butter, Tea, Potatoes and Fish Fingers.
We also get the nice line “The Arabs put 12p on petrol- and the Coalition put 35p!”

 

 
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