Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Flyer from Michael O’Kennedy and Michael Smith- Fianna Fail -1987 General Election -Tipperary North June 1, 2013

From the 1987 General Election a flyer for Fianna Fail candidates Michael O’Kennedy and Michael Smith who were both elected in Tipperary North.
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Flyer from Michael Lowry, Denis Ryan -Fine Gael -1987 General Election -Tipperary North May 29, 2013

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From the 1987 General Election a flyer for Fine Gael Tipperary North candidates Michael Lowry and Denis Ryan. Lowry polling 5821 votes was elected whilst Ryan polled 2038 votes and failed to win a seat.
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From 1987 “Thatcher wants Garret … Do You? ” ….. Vote Fianna Fail April 8, 2013

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From the 1987 General Election campaign a wonderful Ad from Fianna Fail using the unpopularity of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher… “Thatcher wants Garret … Do You? ”
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Leaflet from Paddy Cooney,Colm Smyth and Seamus Finnan -Fine Gael -1987 General Election -Longford Westmeath August 6, 2012

From the 1987 General Election a leaflet fro Fine Gael candidates Paddy Cooney,Colm Smyth and Seamus Finnan running in Longford Westmeath. Former Minister of Justice Paddy Cooney was elected.



Leaflet for John Donnellan, Fintan Coogan, John O’Malley -Fine Gael – Galway West -1987 General Election July 9, 2012

From the 1987 General Election a leaflet for Fine Gael Galway West candidates John Donnellan, Fintan Coogan and John O’Malley. Donnellan was elected.
John Donnellan was on the Galway 3 in a row team that won the All Ireland football title in 1964, 1965 and 1966, He captioned them in 1964. His son Michael Donnellan won two All Ireland medals with Galway.
Fintan Coogan was elected to the Dail in November 1982 but lost his seat in this 1987 election and never regained it.

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1987 Michael Moynihan letter to electors about not sending “a voluminous amount of election literature.” – Labour -South Kerry June 20, 2012

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A lovely letter to electors from Labour TD for Kerry South Michael Moynihan saying that he wont be sending each voter “a voluminous amount of  election literature.” I think its from the 1987 General Election where Moynihan lost his seat. I may be biased but maybe the lack of election literature was a factor!


1987 leaflet from Michael Noonan , Tom O’Donnell -Fine Gael -Limerick East June 10, 2012

From the 1987 General Election a leaflet from Fine Gael candidates Michael Noonan and Tom O’Donnell. With a huge PD vote in Limerick, Noonan held on to the seat he first one in 1981, whilst O’Donnell lost the seat he had held since 1961.
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