Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

From 1979 leaflet from Ballymun Branch of The Labour Party to Labour Councillors and Tenants of Ballymun. March 5, 2012

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From circa 1979 a leaflet produced by the Ballymun Branch of The Labour Party to Labour Councillors and Tenants of Ballymun. The leaflet contains a statement by the local branch of the Labour party criticising the decision to increase heating charges in the Ballymun Estate.
The statement makes a number of points.
Tenants are supposed to have heating for nine months of the year but this is not always the case.
Tenants have no choice but to use the heating
The increase will send some tenants into rent arrears
Finally it points out that rents paid by Corporation Tenants are going to swell the profits of banks and financiers.

Many thanks to the sender

 

“Blaney For Europe” ads- Neil Blaney-1979 European Elections March 10, 2011


From the 1979 European Elections ads from The Galway Advertiser for Independent Fianna Fail candidate Neil Blaney running in Connaught Ulster.
“The EEC has failed to deliver on the promises made when you voted Yes to entry 7 years ago” writes Blaney giving details on faults from Potato marketing policy to The Regional Fund.
Blaney topped the poll and was elected on the first count.

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Sean Farren -SDLP -1979 Westminster Elections North Antrim June 30, 2010


From the 1979 Westminster Elections a leaflet for Sean Farren of the SDLP running in North Antrim.  Powersharing is amongst the items covered.
Sean Farren who was until recently a leading figure in the SDLP.
As images are difficult to read the text of each image is below.

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John Turnly – Irish Independence Party -1979 Westminster Elections -North Antrim June 14, 2010


Many thanks to the Sender who notes…
“John Turnly, a Protestant Nationalist who started out as a councillor for the SDLP but left to help form the short lived Irish Independence Party which gathered up a lot of hitherto unused Republican votes but were sidelined when SF came back in to the fray.
Turnley was shot dead by the UDA a year later as he went to a meeting in Carnlough, a commemoration for him is till held there annually I believe.
He was very much involved in the H-Blocks campaign during the first strike, quite something for a Protestant living in Paisley’s constituency. He represented the Glens area which covered the current Moyle DC and part of Larne DC and had a Nationalist majority.”

*apologies for the size of the text
As its an interesting leaflet I have transcribed the text beneath each image.

Irish Independence Party
JOHN TURNLY was born in 1935 in the town of Ballycastle, in fact he is the only candidate in this election born in this constituency. He now lives on the family farm at Garronpoint close to the town of Carnlough. He has traveled widely and lived for several years in Japan working with various Japanese companies and organisations. In the last election held in the Constituency of North Antrim in 1975 he was elected to the Convention.
After that body’s dissolution in 1976 he continued to serve the people of North Antrim In an unpaid capacity as a Constituency Representative. In 1977 he was returned unopposed to Larne Council and is a member of the roads sub committee and the North Eastern Group Committee Building control Service. He figured prominently in the Campaign for the ending of internment and now favours the re-introduction Political Status pending an amnesty for those imprisoned as a result of the current upheavals.
Recently elected as Vice-Chairman of the Irish Independence Party, he is a strong advocate of complete British Withdrawal.

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