Irish Election Literature

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Flyer for a 1979 European Election “Say No To EEC!” Meeting April 20, 2016


From May 1979 a flyer advertising a meeting “Say No To EEC!” organised by The Anti-EEC Committee urging a boycott or a spoiling of Ballot papers in the European Elections due to take place in June 1979.
Among those addressing the meeting were Kadar Asmal, Des Bonass (SLP),Jimmy Graham, Daltun O’Ceallaigh and writer ANthony Cronin.

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Leaflet from T J Maher -Independent -1979 European Elections- Munster May 19, 2013

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From the 1979 European Elections a leaflet from Independent candidate T J Maher who was running in Munster. A former president of the IFA, by 1979 he was Presient of the Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society. He topped the poll in these 1979 elections being elected on the first count. He was returned again in 1984 and 1989.
Many thanks to the lender.
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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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Jerry Cronin, Noel Davern, Sean French, Michael Herbert, Chub O’Connor- Fianna Fail -1979 European Elections Munster September 3, 2012


From the 1979 European Elections in Munster a flyer for Fianna Fail candidates Jerry Cronin, Noel Davern, Sean French, Michael Herbert and Chub O’Connor. Cronin and Davern were elected. Result here
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1979 leaflet for Michael D Higgins -Labour Party- Connaught Ulster -European Elections June 27, 2012


From the 1979 European Elections a leaflet from the then Councillor and now President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins running for Labour in Connaught Ulster.
He polled 13,062 votes and failed to win a seat. (Result Here)

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Ruairi Brugha, Sile De Valera, Joe Fox and Michael Yeats -Fianna Fail -1979 European Elections June 25, 2012


From the 1979 European Elections a leaflet from Fianna Fail candidates for Dublin Ruairi Brugha, Sile De Valera, Joe Fox and Michael Yeats. Of the four candidates just Sile De Valera was elected. Result here
The leaflet also contains a message from then Taoiseach Jack Lynch.
Its an interesting line up in that Ruairi Brugha was the son of Cathal Brugha, Sile DeValera the Granddaughter of Eamon DeValera and Michael Yeats son of the Poet WB Yeats.

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From 1979 leaflet for John Blair, Alan Dukes, Tom O’Donnell, Jim O’Keefe -Fine Gael- Munster -European Elections June 18, 2012


From the 1979 European Election a leaflet for John Blair, Alan Dukes, Tom O’Donnell, Jim O’Keefe running for Fine Gael in Munster. Tom O’Donnell was elected. Result here .

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