Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

1984 European Elections leaflet from Danny Morrison of Sinn Féin August 13, 2018


From the 1984 European Elections a leaflet from Danny Morrison running for Sinn Féin in Northern Ireland. He polled 91,476 votes and missed out on a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.

 

“Euroelections ’84” Some pages from a Fianna Fail Seminar on the 1984 European Elections January 29, 2015


Prior to the 1984 European Elections Fianna Fail had a number of Seminars for members on forthcoming European Elections. I’ve included the details of the seminar and some pages from the accompanying booklet. Included are messages from Charles Haughey, Gerry Collins and various details about Fianna Fail rules and the European Parliament.

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Leaflet from Niall Andrews, Eileen Lemass, Jim Tunney -Fianna Fail -1984 European Elections -Dublin December 30, 2014


From the 1984 European Electionsa leaflet for Niall Andrews, Eileen Lemass and Jim Tunney who were running for Fianna Fail in Dublin. Niall Andrews and Eileen Lemass were elected.
Result here.
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“Dublin’s Only Elected MEP” -Richie Ryan -Fine Gael -1984 European Elections July 24, 2014

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From the 1984 European Elections a leaflet from Richie Ryan who was running for Fine Gael in Dublin. The leaflet is very much European and International focused. It also contains a picture of Ryan with Pope John Paul II . Many thanks to the sender.
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“Send your Best to Europe” Leaflet from Mary Banotti, Richie Ryan-Fine Gael- 1984 European Elections Dublin February 20, 2013

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From the 1984 European Elections in Dublin “Send your Best to Europe” , a Leaflet from Fine Gael candidates Mary Banotti and Richie Ryan. Both were elected.
In 1986 Ryan resigned his seat as he was appointed to the European Court of Auditors , Mary Banotti retired in 2004 having served as an MEP for Dublin for 20 year.

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“One Ireland, one people” -1984 Sinn Fein European Election Manifesto September 25, 2012

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From the 1984 European Elections “One Ireland, one people” the Sinn Fein European Election Manifesto. It focuses almost totally on European issues and criticises the role of the EEC and the negative impact on Ireland from EEC membership .

(if anyone could make it into a pdf file get in touch)

Many thanks to the sender.

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Niall Andrews, Eileen Lemass, Jim Tunney -Fianna Fail -1984 European Elections -Dublin August 15, 2012


From the 1984 European Elections a leaflet from Fianna Fail Dublin candidates Niall Andrews, Eileen Lemass and Jim Tunney. Lemass and Andrews were elected.

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Leaflet from Tom O’Donnell and Tom Raftery -Fine Gael- 1984 European Elections -Munster August 7, 2012

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From the 1984 European Elections a leaflet for Fine Gael candidates Tom O’Donnell and Tom Raftery who were running in Munster. Both were elected.
Result here

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Leaflet for Sylvester Barrett, Gene Fitzgerald, Noel Davern -Fianna Fail -1984 European Elections -Munster July 28, 2012


From the 1984 European Elections a leaflet from Fianna Fail candidates Sylvester Barrett, Gene Fitzgerald and Noel Davern. In a geographically spread ticket the Clare based Barrett and Cork based former Minister for Finance Fitzgerald were both elected, whilst the Tipperary based outgoing MEP Davern lost his seat.

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Leaflet from Joe Sherlock -Workers Party-1984 European Elections -Munster June 21, 2012

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From the 1984 European Elections a leaflet from Workers’ Party candidate Joe Sherlock running in Munster. Sherlock polled 17,304 votes and missed out on a seat. (result here)

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“Don’t let them sweep your jobs aside!” -Fianna Fail ad for Sean Flanagan, Ray MacSharry 1984 European Elections March 23, 2011


From the 1984 European Elections an ad for Fianna Fail Connaught Ulster candidates Ray MacSharry and Sean Flanagan, with a cartoon of Dick Spring and Garret Fitzgerald beside the headline “Don’t let them sweep your jobs aside!”
Both MacSharry and Flanagan were elected. MacSharry served as an MEP until 1987 when he resigned due to his appointment as Minister for Finance. Mark Killilea was co-opted to replace him.
You might also notice that Fianna ail were part of the “”European Progressive Democrats”

 

John De Courcy Ireland -Democratic Socialist Party- Dublin- 1984 European Elections January 14, 2010


This is from the 1984 Euro Elections. De Courcy Ireland, aside from his political interests was heavily involved in the foundation of the Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire. The profile below shows the calibre. He had been Jim Larkins election agent and  aside from the DSP, had spells affiliated or involved with the Northern Ireland Labour Party, the Irish Labour Party, the Communist Party of Ireland, the Workers Party, Democratic Left and the Socialist Workers Party. (Party details from Wikipedia)
He was a founding member of Irish CND and also involved with The Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement.
He passed away in 2006.

(This leaflet was previously part of another post)

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John Noonan- Sinn Fein 1984 European elections Dublin October 8, 2009


This is unusual in that at the time Sinn Fein were Anti EEC. It details the reasons why Ireland should withdraw. It was only 11 years since we had joined. Some of the images are big, I’ve tried to pare them down whilst still making them readable.

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Frank Cluskey – Labour- European Elections 1984 September 15, 2009


Former Leader of the Labour Party Frank Cluskeys literature from the 1984 Euro Elections. In 1991 after losing his Dail seat (and the leadership of Labour) Frank  had been co-opted to the European Parliament, to replace Michael O’Leary (who replaced him as leader of the Labour Party) . O’Leary resigned as Party Leader just over a year later (and joined Fine Gael) and was replaced by Dick Spring. Cluskey resigned from government in 1983 over a point of principle regarding Dublin Gas.

It is Spring who gives the leaders message on the main leaflet. That Leaflet (which is hard to read in its original, never mind scanned- but worth the effort) gives an idea of the European issues of the time and Labour dont appear to keen on the European Community in it. The ‘ A Realistic View of Europe” part of the document was quite an eye opener. “..Labour warned the people in 1972 of the harsh realities of Community membership…..” etc

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The Free Press – Democratic Socialist Party paper 1984 September 9, 2009


This special edition of  ‘The Free Press’ was published for the Euro Elections of 1984. John De Courcy Ireland was the candidate. He polled 5,350 votes. John De Courcy Ireland had a long and varied career and is associated by many with the Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire.
Amongst those pictured with him are Bill McCamley, Sean Barrett and Manus O’Riordan. Both Bill McCamley and Manus O’Riordan have been involved with SIPTU since. Amongst other titles Manus O’Riordan has been SIPTUs Head of Research, whilst Bill McCamley has been a Worker Director at Dublin Bus.
The leaflet also contains some interesting facts regarding religion, age, gender of Dun Laoghaire as well as topics that may be of interest especially those in/from the Dun Laoghaire area.
Should you want to read it easily, Clicking on the image will increase its size.

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Christopher Fettes -Green Alliance – 1984 Euro Elections


Christopher Fettes from the 1984 European Election Dublin Constituency.
Fettes is a hugely important figure in the Irish Green Party. Not alone was he a founding member of the now Green Party, It was Christopher Fettes who ‘called’ the initial meeting in 1981 that led to the foundation of The Ecology Party… which became the Green Alliance/An Comhaontas Glas and was renamed again as the Green Party/An Comhaontas Glas.

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