Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

From 1981 “Solve Your Housing Problems with Fine Gael” September 9, 2018

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From the 1981 General Election “Solve Your Housing Problems with Fine Gael” giving details of what Fine Gael in Government would do to solve housing issues.


From Fianna Fail in 1981 “Campaign Manual- Notes for Canvassers and Speakers” October 24, 2016

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From 1981 a Booklet produced by Fianna Fail, “Campaign Manual- Notes for Canvassers and Speakers” which gives details of party policy, The Hunger Strikes, criticises Fine Gael and Labour and also briefly covers issues such as Abortion. It’s 36 pages so I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf format
Many thanks to the sender.



“Make H-Block The Issue!” -Vincent Doherty -Peoples Democracy- 1981 General Election -Dublin North Central. June 6, 2016

From the 1981 General Election a leaflet from Vincent Doherty of Peoples Democracy running in Dublin North Central which was Charles Haugheys constituencey. The leaflet also has a message of support from Bernadette McAliskey.  He polled 1481 votes and missed out on a seat.
Many thanks to the sender



“Iris Fianna Fail” issue 18. 1981 April 21, 2016

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An issue of the members newsletter “Iris Fianna Fail” produced for the 1981 Ard Fheis which was the 50th Fianna Fail Ard Fheis. Lots of interesting reading including an account of the founding of the party and the first Ard Fheis. I’ve uploaded it in pdf here or click on the image to launch




From 1981 “We’ll Be There….A Song For Fianna Fail’ July 14, 2015

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Fianna Fail 1981 General Election song. I’m told that it was probably sung by Cathal Dunne, nephew of Jack Lynch. Cathal represented Ireland in the 1979 Eurovision. Apologies for the quality in the second half of the song especially.
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Leaflets from Kevin Lynch- H-Block -1981 General Election -Waterford January 3, 2014

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From the 1981 General Election Leaflets from Hunger Striker Kevin Lynch who was running in Waterford. He polled 3,337 votes but failed to win a seat. He died on the 1st August 1981.
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Some Oliver J Flanagan pictures, newspaper cuttings and leaflets December 13, 2013

A bumper post of pictures, newspaper cuttings and leaflets that Charlie Flanagan kindly pictured and sent me (many thanks again).
The first two pictures are from the 1969 General Election Campaign.
Then we  have a 1981 General Election flyer from Oliver J Flanagan, Johny Butterfield, Tom Enright and Charlie McDonald (Oliver J Flanagan and Tom Enright were elected  result here).
Then the front page of the Irish Times from August 18th 1953 where Oliver J ‘took his jacket off’ ! , he was campaigning in the Galway South By Election.
The a great clipping of Charlie Flanagan and Brian Cowen from the 1987 General Election Campaign.
Then some invites to the 1975 and also the 1976 Fine Gael Ard Fheis.
Finally a picture from the 1966 Presidential Platform.



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