A look at the 1999 European Elections Campaign of Father Liam Sharkey, the last Catholic Priest to run for election here.
Podcast Father Liam Sharkey 1999 European Elections Campaign -Episode 30 January 20, 2021
Leaflet from Noel Treacy – Fianna Fail -1999 European Elections -Connaught Ulster July 6, 2015
From the 1999 European Elections a leaflet from Noel Treacy who was running for Fianna Fail in Connacht -Ulster. The then TD for Galway East polled 47,933 votes and missed out on a seat.
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Leaflet from Marian Harkin -Independent – 1999 European Elections- Connaught Ulster June 20, 2015
From the 1999 European Elections a leaflet from Independent Marian Harkin who was running in Connaught Ulster. She polled 47,372 votes and missed out on a seat.
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“Fr. Sharkey for Europe” flyer for Father Liam Sharkey -Independent -1999 European Elections June 9, 2015
From the 1999 European Elections a flyer for Father Liam Sharkey who ran as an Independent in Connaught Ulster. As far as I know he is the last Priest to stand for election here. He polled 5,334 votes and missed out on a seat.
His Website is archived here
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Leaflet from Gerry Collins, Brian Crowley -Fianna Fail -1999 European Elections Munster January 23, 2013
From the 1999 European Elections a leaflet from Fianna Fail candidates Brian Crowley and Gerry Collins who were running in Munster. Both Collins and Crowley were elected. Crowley with a massive 154,195 votes, the highest number of votes and percentage of votes gotten by a candidate in European Elections in the Republic of Ireland.
Telecom Eireann CallCard promoting the 1999 European Parliament Elections January 9, 2013
From the 1999 European Parliament Elections a Telecom Eireann CallCard (10 units) with the phrase ‘Speak For Yourself’
Ben Briscoe “The European voice for Dublin” -Fianna Fail -1999 European Elections Dublin August 2, 2012
From the 1999 European Elections in Dublin, a leaflet with the slogan “The European voice for Dublin” from Fianna Fail candidate Ben Briscoe. This was the longserving Dublin South Central TDs last electoral contest and he failed to win a seat with just over 25,000 votes.
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Gerard Casey -Christian Solidarity Party -1999 European Elections Dublin July 29, 2011
From the 1999 European Elections a leaflet from Gerard Casey of the Christian Solidarity Party who was running in Dublin. He polled 9,425 votes (over 3%).
Flyer for Avril Doyle, Alan Gillis -Fine Gael -1999 European Elections Leinster June 18, 2011
From the 1999 European Elections a flyer for Fine Gael candidates Avril Doyle and Alan Gillis. Gillis an ex president of the IFA was a sitting MEP having won the seat in 1994. Doyle an ex TD for Wexford won a seat as Gillis lost his.
Doyle was returned again in 2004 and retired at the 2009 European Elections.
Sean Crowe Leaflet -Sinn Fein-1999 European Elections Dublin October 26, 2010
From the 1999 European Elections a leaflet for Sinn Fein candidate Sean Crowe. Crowe Polled 18,633 votes and was never in the running for a seat.
Jim Mitchell ‘Straight Talking’ Canvass Card -Fine Gael -1999 European Elections Dublin June 23, 2010
From the 1999 European Elections in Dublin a Flyer for Fine Gael candidate the late Jim Mitchell. Mitchell missed out on the final count just as he did in the 1994 European Elections.
Amongst the items mentioned are the Dail Public Accounts Committee and Supporting “a formal Irish role in European Security and defence“.
Is GM Food Safe? -Patricia McKenna -1999 European Elections -Dublin June 3, 2010
From the 1999 European Elections, a leaflet produced by Green Party Candidate Patricia McKenna asking ‘Is GM Food Safe?’. Many of the concerns are still shared today.
Patricia McKenna was comfortably elected.
Sean Crowe -Sinn Fein -1999 European Elections Dublin
From the 1999 European Elections a leaflet for Sinn Fein candidate Sean Crowe.
Crowe polled 18,633 (6.64%) votes and failed to win a seat. He did however win a council seat on the same day. In the 2002 General Election he topped the poll in Dublin South West but to many peoples surprise lost his seat in 2007.
Patricia McKenna -Green Party – 1999 European Elections Dublin April 23, 2010
From the 1999 European Elections in Dublin, Green Party candidate Patricia McKenna. Having suprised many by topping the poll in 1994, Patricia McKenna didn’t top the poll this time but was easily elected.
This leaflet would have been for candidates in the Local Elections held on the same day. Local candidate one side, this image on the other.
Patricia McKenna lost her seat in 2004 and stood as an Independent in the 2009 European Elections.
Sean Butler -Labour Party -1999 European Elections Leinster March 30, 2010
From the 1999 European Elections in Leinster the Labour candidate Sean Butler. He polled 38,112 votes and missed out on being elected.
Martin Ferris- Sinn Fein- 1999 Euro Elections Munster January 21, 2010
This is what went through the letterbox of the voters in Munster in 1999. It is unusual as it tell you nothing about the candidate, despite the fact that Ferris wasn’t a TD yet.
Martin Ferris polled 6.5% of the vote.
Paula Desmond – Labour -1999 Euro Elections Munster. November 3, 2009
Paula Desmond – Labour -1999 Euro Elections Munster.
A stylish Paula Desmond from the 1999 Euro Elections Munster constituency.
Paula was daughter of the late Eileen Desmond and the late Dan Desmond.
Eileen Desmond had served for many years as a TD and had also been elected to the European Parliament in 1979. Eileen Desmond initially won a Dail seat at the 1965 Cork Mid By-election caused by the death of her husband Dan Desmond. Dan Desmond had been a TD for over 16 years.