Irish Election Literature

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“Socialist Action” Number 7 – Joe Harrington -Peoples Democracy – Limerick Ward 3 – 1985 Local Elections May 10, 2020


From the 1985 Local Elections, “Socialist Action” number 7 asking fora vote for Joe Harrington running for Peoples Democracy in Limerick Ward 3. Harrington was elected polling 589 votes.
Socialist Action no 7 in pdf

I have also uploaded “Socialist Action no 8” in pdf here

Many thanks to the sender

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1985 Local Elections leaflet from Fianna Fail in NewcastleWest. September 1, 2017


From the 1985 Local Elections a leaflet for Thomas Aherne, Thomas Cregan, Michael Healy and Michael O’Kelly running for Fianna Fail in NewcastleWest. All of them were elected.
Many thanks to the sender.

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Leaflet from Barney Hartnett -Independent Socialist – Drumcondra -1985 Local Elections December 1, 2016


From the 1985 Local Elections a Leaflet from Barney Hartnett , then editor of The Ballymun Echo, running as an Independent Socialist in Drumcondra. He polled 232 votes and missed out on a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet from Pat Hickey, Don Lydon, Carmel Ryan -Fianna Fail -Stillorgan -1985 Local Elections April 28, 2016


From the 1985 Local Elections a Leaflet from Parick Hickey, Donal Lydon and Carmel Ryan who were running for Fianna Fail in Stillorgan.
Lydon and Hickey were elected.

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Flyer for Sean Ardagh, Sonny Knowles, Gerrard Mullally and Seamus McGowan -Fianna Fail -Terenure -1985 Local Elections March 24, 2014


From the 1985 Local Elections a flyer for Sean Ardagh, the ultimate celebrity candidate Sonny Knowles, Gerrard Mullally and Seamus McGowan who were running for Fianna Fail in Terenure. Sean Ardagh and Seamus McGowan were both elected. I’ve included the result below also.
Many thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet for John Dockrell, Aine Elliot, William O’Grady -Fine Gael -Blackrock -1985 Local Elections December 11, 2013


From the 1985 Local Elections a leaflet from Fine Gael candidates in Blackrock, John Dockrell, Aine Elliot and William O’Grady. Both John Dockrell and Aine Elliot were elected. I’ve put a screenshot of the result in the post also.

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Canvass Card from Paddy Madigan- Fianna Fail -1985 Local Elections- Blackrock November 14, 2013

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From the 1985 Local Elections a canvass card from Fianna Fail Blackrock candidate Paddy Madigan. He Polled 1121 votes and was elected.
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Simon Hanley, Jim Harty, Jerry O’Brien, Garry O’Halloran, Michael O’Riordan, Richard Walsh-Fine Gael -Dungarvan 1985 November 4, 2013


From the 1985 Local Elections a leaflet for Fine Gael candidates Simon Hanley, Jim Harty, Jerry O’Brien, Garry O’Halloran, Michael O’Riordan and Richard Walsh who were running in Dungarvan. Michael O’Rioran, Jim Harty and Garry O’Halloran were elected. I’ve included the Dungarvan 1985 results too.

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Tom Farrell (The Bullockstown Boy) ‘King of the Shannon’ -Independent -Ballymahon -Longford-1985 Local Elections July 21, 2013


From the 1985 Local Elections a charming flyer from Independent candidate Tom Farrell (The Bullockstown Boy) ‘King of the Shannon’ running in Ballymahon for a seat on Longford County Council. He polled 234 votes and failed to win a seat. I gather that he was an Fianna Fail man who ran as an Independent and was known locally as Tom Andy Farrell.
Many thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet from Charlie Keddy, Tom Mulligan -Labour Party- 1985 LE Greystones March 25, 2013

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From the 1985 Local Elections a leaflet for Labour Party candidates Charlie Keddy and Tom Mulligan who we running in Greystones for seats on Wicklow County Council.
Keddy polled 448 votes and Mulligan 214 votes and neither won a seat.
Keddy has since contested many elections (his record) and this first outing was the most votes he ever received.

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Great leaflet from Charlie Keddy, Tom Mulligan -Labour- 1985 LE -Greystones January 29, 2013

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A lovely leaflet this from the 1985 Local Elections for Labour Party candidates in Greystones Tom Mulligan and Charlie Keddy. Keddy polled 448 votes whilst Mulligan polled 214 votes. Neither were elected.

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Leaflet for Liam MacElhinney -Sinn Fein -1985 Local Elections Letterkenny


From the 1985 Local Elections a leaflet from Sinn Fein candidate Liam MacElhinney who was running in Letterkenny. He polled 1,321 votes and was elected.
Many thanks to the sender.
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Roscommon and Offaly County Council Local Election Results 1942 to 2009 September 10, 2012


Another bunch of old local election results mostly unavailable on Electionsireland.org
The main page for old local Election results I’ve uploaded to date is HERE

These are in excel format

Roscommon County Council 1942 to 2009 results

Offaly County Council 1942 to 2009 results

 

Leaflet for Joe Cummins, Patrick Power, Tony Roche -Fianna Fail -Waterford 1985 Local Elections July 30, 2012

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From the 1985 Local Elections a Leaflet for Joe Cummins, Patrick Power and Tony Roche who were running for Fianna Fail in Area 1 of Waterford Corporation. Power and Roche were elected.
Strangely enough I see no record of Joe Cummins running but two other Fianna Fail candidates Larry Dower and Ann O’Rourke are listed in the results I have.

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“Saoirse” -Leaflet for John Crabbe -Sinn Fein- 1985 Local Elections- South East Inner City July 23, 2012


From the 1985 Local Elections campaign a leaflet from Sinn Fein candidate John Crabbe running in Dublins South East Inner City Ward. Despite , in this five seater,being fourth after the first count on 1,095 votes Crabbe eventually lost out to Andy Smith of The Workers Party in the final count.
The last page of the Leaflet is dedicated to attacking The Workers Party with the headline “Don’t be fooled by the WP”.
Many thanks to the sender.

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Tommy Foley, Donal Tobin – Workers Party -Tralee -1985 Local Elections July 9, 2012


From the 1985 Local Elections Tommy Foley and Donal Tobin running for the Workers Party for seats on Tralee UDC and Tobin also ran for Kerry County Council. Tobin polled 413 votes in the County Council Elections and failed to win a seat.
Water charges were one of the issues they campaigned on.

 

Old Local Election results. Mayo 1925 to 2009, Louth 1974 to 2009, Longford 1955 to 2009 June 3, 2012


Another bunch of old local election results mostly unavailable on Electionsireland.org
The main page for old local Election results I’ve uploaded to date is HERE

These are in excel format
Mayo County Council Local Election Results 1925 to 2009

Longford County Council Local Election Results 1955 to 2009

Louth County Council Local Election Results 1974 to 2009

 

Local election results for Kilkenny 1955 to 2009, Laois 1960 to 2009 and Leitrim 1920 to 2009 January 27, 2012


Another batch of old local election results, this time results for Kilkenny County Council 1955 to 2009,Laois County Council 1960 to 2009 and Leitrim County Council 1920 to 2009.

The Main page for old Local election results is HERE

Uploaded in excel format.
Kilkenny County Council 1955 to 2009

Laois County Council 1960 to 2009

Leitrim County Council 1920 to 2009

 

 
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