Irish Election Literature

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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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