Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

1990 Presidential Election Leaflet endorsing Brian Lenihan from Bertie Ahern, Dermot Fitzpatrick and John Stafford. February 5, 2021

From the 1990 Presidential Election a leaflet distributed in Dublin Central endorsing Brian Lenihan for President. It has messages of support from TD’s Bertie Ahern, Dermot Fitzpatrick and John Stafford as well as local Councillors. There’s also a profile of the candidate. Many thanks to the sender.


“Brian Lenihan -The People’s President” 1990 Presidential Election Booklet May 18, 2020

From the 1990 Presidential Election “Brian Lenihan -The People’s President” an 8 page booklet produced by Fianna Fáil candidate Brain Lenihan.
Scanned and uploaded in pdf format here
Many thanks to the sender


“Vote for a new style of President” Austin Currie of Fine Gael From the 1990 Presidential Election December 8, 2016

From the 1990 Presidential Election a leaflet from Austin Currie the Fine Gael candidate.



1990 Presidential Campaign Anti Mary Robinson Leaflet from Clann Na bFinini (The Family Group) November 27, 2012

From the 1990 Presidential Campaign an Anti Mary Robinson and Austin Currie Leaflet from a group called Clann Na bFinini (The Family Group).
The group labeled Mary Robinson as anti family and much more.

Many thanks to the sender.


From 1990 an Ad for a Brian Lenihan Presidential Campaign Rally . December 13, 2010

From the 1990 Presidential Election Campaign an ad for a Rally in Galway for Brian Lenihan “The Peoples President”.
Frank Fahey, Eamon O’Cuiv, Mark Killilea, Micheal Kitt, Noel Tracey, Tom Hussey and Maire Geoghegan-Quinn are pictured with an endorsement for the candidate.
From the Galway Advertiser.
Brian Lenihan


Mary Robinson Poster from the 1990 Presidential campaign. August 13, 2010

A poster from the 1990 Presidential campaign of Mary Robinson.
I’ve a leaflet from her campaign posted here.


Austin Currie – 1990 Presidential Election- Fine Gael November 30, 2009

Austin Currie from the 1990 presidential election. Austin Currie, a candidate of some calibre, finished third behind Brian Lenihan and Mary Robinson. His poor showing was one of the factors of Alan Dukes demise as Fine Gael leader.
There are not too many political leaflets where on the front a candidates wife takes up more space than the candidate themselves. Here you wouldn’t be too sure if it was Annita or Austin Currie you were being asked to vote for. The fashion in the family photo was very much of the era.



Mary Robinson ‘A President with a Purpose’ -1990 Presidency October 1, 2009

From the landmark 1990 Presidential Election a leaflet promoting Mary Robinson as ‘A President with a Purpose’. The leaflet has also an endorsement from Dick Spring.



Leaflet from Brian Lenihan “The People’s President” -1990 Presidential Election September 18, 2009

In 1990 Brian Lenihan was the favourite for the Presidency…… Pee Flynns championing of stay at home mothers,  the “on mature recollection” statement about phone calls in 1982 and other happenings led to the loss of the Presidency for the first time ever by Fianna Fail. Mary Robinson became our first female president.

It also ended Lenihans Ministerial career as the PDs called for his head on a plate…. and Charlie duly obliged..

The Below doc has a lovely photo of  Lenihan lovingly gazing at Haughey…. the man who would sack him months later. In the family photo you may spot Conor Lenihan with hair and a young Brian junior amongst others.


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