Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

2002 Leaflet from Noel Grealish -Progressive Democrats – Galway West November 7, 2017

From the 2002 General Election,a leaflet from Noel Grealish of the Progressive Democrats running in Galway West. Grealish was elected. His running mates were Donal Lyons and Declan McDonnell.
Many thanks to the sender.



“Bin The Charges!” -2002 General Election leaflet from Eric Byrne -Labour -Dublin South Central June 12, 2015

From the run up to the 2002 General Election “Bin The Charges!” a leaflet from Eric Byrne of Labour who was running in Dublin South Central. He polled 4,159 votes and lost out on a seat.
The leaflets includes the lines….

“Be warned: the same politicians who brought you rubbish charges are planning to introduce new water charges and other service charges in the future.”
“You know where I stand on these issues. I have been opposed to service charges long before this general election.”

Many thanks to the sender.




2002 Leaflet from Ted Tynan -Workers Party -Cork North Central May 28, 2013

From the 2002 General Election a leaflet from Workers Party Candidate Ted Tynan who was running in Cork North Central. Tynan polled 458 votes and failed to win a seat.
Many thanks to the lender.




Leaflet from Ted Tynan -Workers Party- 2002 General Election -Cork North Central August 19, 2012

From the 2002 General Election a leaflet from Workers Party candidate Ted Tynan running in Cork North Central. Tynan polled 458 votes.



Darragh O’Reilly -Christian Solidarity Party – Dublin South West 2002 General Election April 2, 2012

From the 2002 General Election a leaflet from Darragh O’Reilly running for the Christian Solidarity Party in Dublin South West.  A former Principal of Tallaght Community School, O’Reilly polled 760 votes.
In the 1979 Local Elections he stood for Fianna Fail in the Whitechurch (Rathfarnham) ward winning 1334 votes but failed to win a seat.



“Group Fixtures & Venues 2002 World Cup Korea Japan” -Brendan Brady -Fine Gael- 2002 General Election Dublin North West May 30, 2011

Candidates or TDs will often send a card with useful phone numbers (sometimes with a magnet so it can be stuck on the fridge), a guide to local services, Budget guides, guides to Benefits and so on all in the hope that you will hold on to them.
World Cups and other sporting occasions also lead to a flurry of leaflets with fixture guides and the like. This one is a fixture guide for the 2002 World Cup produced by Fine Gael Dublin North west candidate Brendan Brady. The 2002 General Election was held on the 17th of May and Brady polled 2,082 votes and missed out on a seat.
Some other sports related flyers
John Stafford meets Jack Charlton for USA 94, Tom Kitts ‘Olé Olé’ from 2002, Mock GAA programme from Seamus Kirk



“One-Party Government? NO thanks!” -Progressive Democrats 2002 poster February 13, 2011

An image of the now famous (infamous?) “One-Party Government? NO thanks!” poster used by the Progressive Democrats in the 2002 General Election Campaign.
It was accredited with turning the parties fortunes and helping them win eight seats.


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