Irish Election Literature

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Podcast -Army Wives Candidates in the 1989 General Election August 20, 2020

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This episode covers the Army Wives Campaign in the 1989 General Election as well as The National Army Spouses Association.

 

“A New Generation” Fine Gael Youth Programme -1989 General Election June 7, 2020

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From the 1989 General Election a policy document “”A New Generation” The Fine Gael Youth Programme. Contains a number of proposals including A Basic Income Scheme and other quite progressive policies. I’ve scanned and up loaded it in pdf format here

 

Leaflet from Joe Jacob -Fianna Fail -1989 General Election -Wicklow March 19, 2017

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From the 1989 General Election a leaflet from Joe Jacob of Fianna Fail running in Wicklow. Polling 8454 votes he retained the seat he won in 1987.

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From 1989 “A Message from Your local TD Bertie Ahern” February 9, 2017


From the 1989 General Election campaign a leaflet distributed to voters, “A Message from Your local TD Bertie Ahern”.
Many thanks to the sender.
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“Bertie The Local Man” 1989 Leaflet from Bertie Ahern -Fianna Fail -Dublin Central December 13, 2016


From the 1989 General Election a leaflet from then Minister for Labour, Bertie Ahern running in Dublin Central.
Many thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet from Christy Burke, Tony O’Flaherty – Sinn Fein -1989 General Election -Dublin Central October 31, 2016


From the 1989 General Election a Leaflet from Christy Burke and Tony O’Flaherty who were running for Sinn Fein in Dublin Central. Burke polled 1941 votes and O’Flaherty polled 729 votes, neither were elected.
Many thanks to the sender.

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Leaflet from Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin – Sinn Fein -Cavan Monaghan -1989 General Election May 27, 2016


From the 1989 General Election a leaflet from Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin of Sinn Fein who was running in Cavan Monaghan. He polled 4,849 votes and missed out on a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.

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“Well Begun Is Only Half Done” Leaflet from Bertie Ahern -1989 General Election September 17, 2015


From the 1989 General Election a leaflet from then Minister for Labour Bertie Ahern of Fianna Fail.
Many thanks to the sender.
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“Dublin Central Steeped in History” John Stafford Fianna Fail -1989 General Election September 14, 2015


From the 1989 General Election the back page of a newsletter from John Stafford of Fianna Fail who was running in Dublin Central. Aside from the Competition and two for one offer there is also an interesting piece of snippets of Local History which I really like.
Many thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet from Tony Gregory -1989 General Election -Dublin Central September 10, 2015


from the 1989 General Election a leaflet from Independent TD Tony Gregory who was running in the then five seat Dublin Central. He was elected on the first count.
Many thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet from Enda Connolly -Green Party -1989 General Election -Dublin Central August 4, 2015

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From the 1989 General Election a leaflet from Enda Connolly of The Green Party who was running in Dublin Central. He polled 1,529 votes and missed out on a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.
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‘People come first with Joan Burton’ -1989 General Election Leaflet -Labour Dublin Central August 2, 2015


From the 1989 General Election a leaflet from Joan Burton who was running in Dublin Central.In this her first Dail outing she polled 1,256 votes and missed out on a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet from Geraldine Harney -Progressive Democrats -Dublin Central -1989 General Election August 1, 2015


From the 1989 General Election a leaflet from Geraldine Harney who was running for the Progressive Democrats in Dublin Central. She polled 1,418 votes and missed out on a seat. Sinn Fein didn’t win a seat either!
Many Thanks to the sender.

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“A voice that won’t be silenced” Brendan Howlin- Labour -1989 General Election -Wexford December 17, 2013

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From the 1989 General Election “A voice that won’t be silenced” a leaflet from Wexford Labour candidate Brendan Howlin. Howlin topped the poll with 9,253 votes and held on to the seat he first won two years previously in 1987.
Many thanks to Wexford Labour Youth for allowing me to use the image. Their Facebook page has some other old Wexford Election Ephemera posted and is well worth a look.
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Ad for John Kelly -Progressive Democrats -1989 Kerry South July 5, 2013


From the 1989 General Election an ad for Progressive Democrat Kerry South candidate John Kelly. He polled 1,458 votes and failed to win a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.
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From 1989 ‘Your Choice is Stark.’ “Fianna Fail: Stable Government” “Coalitions: Multi Party Chaos” June 14, 2013

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Some Anti Coalition Fianna Fail ads from the 1989 General Election which are of particular interest as Fianna Fail went into coalition with The Progressive Democrats after that election. It was of course to be a “Temporary Little Arrangement” but it didn’t work out that way.

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“Reject the Old Politics -Vote Pat Rabbitte Number 1” -Workers Party -1989 General Election -Dublin South West March 16, 2013


From the 1989 General Election a leaflet for then Workers Party councillor Pat Rabbitte. The leaflet attacks the local TDs Sean Walsh and Chris Flood as well as Progressive Democrat TD Mary Harney. It also contains an appeal for Labour voters to transfer to The Workers’ Party and for Workers’ Party voters to transfer to Labour.
There is also a piece from WP Councillor Don Tipping.
In this 1989 General Election Rabbitte polled 7,166 votes and took a Dail seat for the first time, a seat he has held onto ever since.
There are also quotes from various magazines and newspapers on how good Rabbitte is!
Many thanks to the sender.

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“The Government You Deserve” -Progressive Democrats 1989.. with a great attack on Fianna Fail January 18, 2013

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From the 1989 General Election campaign an ad from the Progressive Demcorats “The Government You Deserve”. In it is a fairly ironic attack on Fianna Fail..

Fianna Fail does not have the vision, the policies or the people to be entrusted with running our country for the next five years. They’re a party of strokes and slush funds, of planning scandals and blatant favourtism…

It argues for a vote for the Progressive Democrats and Fine Gael, who went into that 1989 General Election in an alliance.
The irony of the attack on Fianna Fail…. The PDs went into government with Fianna Fail after this 1989 election. A historic government as Fianna Fail for the first time went into coalition and seen as a betrayal by many FF people at the time. I think it was Albert Reynolds who called it a ‘Temporary Little Arrangement”.

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