Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from Marian White -Democratic Left -1992 General Election -Dublin South October 23, 2016


From the 1992 General Election a leaflet from Marian White who was running for Democratic Left in Dublin South. She polled 640 votes and missed out on a seat.
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1992 Litir chuig vótálaithe ó Sean Haughey as Gaeilge September 16, 2016


From the 1992 General Election a letter to voters in Irish from Sean Haughey of Fianna Fail running in Dublin North Central. He polled 8202 votes and was elected.
Many thanks to the sender
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Leaflet from Helen Lahert -Democratic Left -1992 General Election -Dublin North Central September 7, 2015


From the 1992 General Election a leaflet from Helen Lahert of the Democratic Left who was running in Dublin North Central. She polled 1376 votes and missed out on a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet from Joe Harrington -Peoples Democracy – Limerick East 1992 General Election June 2, 2014


A leaflet from then Councillor Joe Harrington who was running on a Peoples Democracy ticket in Limerick East in the 1992 General Election. He polled 370 votes and failed to win a seat.
Many thanks to the sender
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1992 General Election Leaflet from Michael McDowell where he is committed to .. ‘Abolish The Senate’ June 7, 2013


From a 1992 General Election Leaflet from Progressive Democrat Michael McDowell where he is committed to amongst other things.. ‘Abolish The Senate’. I’ve also included a piece from one of his 1987 leaflets where ‘Terminate the Senate’ is mentioned.

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From 1992 “Election Message from Mr. Bertie Ahern T.D., Minister for Finance” -Fianna Fail -Dublin Central February 21, 2013


From the 1992 General Election a letter to voters in Dublin Central an “Election Message from Mr. Bertie Ahern T.D., Minister for Finance”. He topped the poll with 11,374 votes but neither of his running mates Dermot Fitzpatrick or Olga Bennett were elected.

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Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin -Sinn Fein 1992 General Election- Cavan Monaghan January 25, 2013


From the 1992 General Election an ad for Sinn Fein candidate in Cavan Monaghan Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin. He polled 4,197 votes and missed out on a seat. He was elected in 1997 and has held the seat since.

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1992 leaflet from Ivor Callely, Sean Haughey, John Stafford- Fianna Fail -Dublin North Central January 6, 2013


From the 1992 General Election a leaflet from Fianna Fail Dublin North Central candidates Ivor Callely, Sean Haughey and John Stafford. Callely and Haughey were elected whilst sitting TD John Stafford had switched from the revised Dublin Central and lost his seat.
Sean Haughey had run twice previously in neighbouring Dublin North East but had failed to win a seat. In this election his father Charlie Haughey retired and Sean stood in his old stomping ground of Dublin North Central.
Click images to enlarge.

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1992 Leaflet for Richard Greene- Independent- Dublin South December 16, 2012


From the 1992 General Election a leaflet for Independent Pro-Life candidate Richard Greene who was running in Dublin South. Greene who had been elected to the County Council for the Green Party, left because of their policy on Abortion. Among other groups, he has since been involved in a party called Muintir na hEireann, The Christian Solidarity Party and Coir.
He polled 1,671 votes here and failed to win a seat.
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Flyer from Brendan McGahon, Lord Henry Mountcharles -Fine Gael- 1992 General Election -Louth December 12, 2012


From the 1992 General Election a flyer from Fine Gael candidates in Louth Brendan McGahon and Lord Henry Mountcharles.  McGahon was elected, whilst Mountcharles, of Slane Castle fame,  polled 4,161 votes and narrowly missed out on a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.
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Winston Turner -CRAG (Cavan Road Action Group) -1992 General Election -Cavan-Monaghan November 23, 2012


CRAG were one of the stories from the 1991 Local Elections as they swept the boards in Cavan with all of their four candidates elected. Following that Winston Turner stood For CRAG (Cavan Road Action Group) in the 1992 General Election where he polled 1,825 votes and missed out on a seat.

 

1992 Anti Property Tax ad from Fianna Fail October 10, 2012

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From the 1992 General Election campaign , an ad from Fianna Fail attacking Labour and Fine Gael over their plans to increase Property Tax and other things too.
£1,200 as indicated in the cheque was a fairly hefty sum in 1992.

 

From 1992 “The Dirty Dozen -McCreevy cuts Social Welfare 12 times since April” Leaflet from Breeda Moynihan Cronin -Labour Party -Kerry South September 11, 2012


From the 1992 General Election in Kerry South a leaflet from Labour candidate Breeda Moynihan Cronin on Charlie McCreevys Dirty Dozen Social Welfare cuts.
Moynihan Cronin was elected in this her first attempt. She is the daughter of former Labour TD Michael Moynihan.

 

Patrick Melly -Conservative and Unionist- Sligo Leitrim -1992 General Election July 22, 2012


From the 1992 General Election a flyer from Patrick Melly… a rarity in the Republic of Ireland in that he was a Unionist candidate.
There is of course a ‘Protestant Vote’ in certain areas of the country, more often than not though its in Local Elections that it manifests itself with the likes of the Donegal Progressive Party and Protestant Association candidates fielded (and elected) in Donegal and Monaghan up until recently.
In 1987 there were 2 ‘Unionist’ candidates in Michael Brooks (running as an Ulster Protestant polled 696 votes in Donegal South West) , Stan Davies (Unionist polling 134 votes in Cork South West) and another candidate Ronald Smith ran in Louth on a ticket demanding Bible readings in the Dail (he got 86 votes).
For the record Melly polled 73 votes in what I think was his only electoral outing.

 

Leaflet from Pat Upton -Labour Party -1992 General Election Dublin South Central July 17, 2012


From the 1992 General Election a leaflet from Labour Party candidate Pat Upton. Upton topped the poll with 11,923 and was elected on the first count. He was reelected in 1997 before his untimely passing at the age of 54 in 1999.
Many thanks to the sender.

 

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From 1992 “If you think Eamon Gilmore Should be re-elected don’t take any chances …give him your No. 1 vote” June 2, 2012


From the 1992 General Election when running for the Democratic Left a leaflet with the headline.. “If you think Eamon Gilmore Should be re-elected don’t take any chances …give him your No. 1 vote”
In this Democratic Lefts first General Election Gilmore was re-elected polling 7,045 votes and comfortably taking the last seat.

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Flyer from Seamus Brennan, Tom Kitt, Ann Ormonde -Fianna Fail -1992 General Election Dublin South May 23, 2012


From the 1992 General Election a flyer from Fianna Fail Dublin South candidates Seamus Brennan, Tom Kitt and Ann Ormonde. On the reverse there are brief profiles of the candidates. Both Brennan and Kitt were elected.

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Featuring Éamon Ó Cuív .. 1987 and 1992 General Election Ads from Fianna Fail Galway West May 8, 2012


From the 1987 and 1992 General Elections ads for Fianna Fail Galway West candidates Éamon Ó Cuív , Frank Fahey,Maire Geoghegan Quinn and Mark Killilea.
Via the Galway Advertiser Archive

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