Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Summer 2008 Edition of “The Nation – the official magazine of Fianna Fail- The Republican Party” August 3, 2017

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The Summer 2008 Edition of “The Nation – the official magazine of Fianna Fail- The Republican Party” . Issued a few months before the Bank Guarantee it has a main article by the Taoiseach Brian Cowen, profiles of the Fianna Fail Cabinet members, internal party news and tributes to the Late Seamus Brennan and Patrick Hillery. I’ve scanned it in pdf format, available here


“A News Brief from Beverley” -Beverley Flynn Summer 2008 Newsletter January 5, 2011

From Summer 2008 “A News Brief from Beverley”. The message on the front from Beverley is about Cancer Services in Mayo and her backing of the National Cancer Strategy.
One item was her support for the Construction sector. “The current market presents an opportunity ..for Local Authorities.. to negotiate deals to buy affordable houses..
She would have had The State (County Councils) buy a raft of houses in 2008…. that would look well now.



“Possible LUAS Line E -Dundrum->Rathfarnham-> City Centre” -Maria Corrigan 2008 October 14, 2010

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From Fianna Fail Senator Maria Corrigan a 2008 letter to Residents of Dublin South with a headline that would have you believe the LUAS was being built to Rathfarnham. Needless to say it wasn’t quite as positive as the headline suggested.



“Standards, Accountability and Transparency Offered by a New Political Party Called THE PRIORITIES PARTY” -Getting YOUR Priorities Right! -2008 July 13, 2010

From 2008 a leaflet from the shortlived Priorities Party.
Founded by former Green Party Member Leo Armstrong and Fine Gael member Florence Craven, they started out with the best of intentions. Alas its very hard to start a New Party and make an impact.
In this leaflet they did though reflect the anger of many and this was before NAMA, the Bank Bailouts , cutbacks and so on.

As the party name suggests, we aim to improve standards and accountability in Irish politics, a feature that has been lacking in Irish politics since the Haughey era. What are the opposition parties doing about the present situation? They are doing very little. The Green Party was once very vociferous in its attacks on Fianna Fail until they went into coalition last year. Our opposition parties do not have teeth. We have never been more in need of a strong opposition to rid us of a party which continually supported those of its members who lied and perjured themselves just to hold on to power.


‘A Godless Empire’ -‘Protect Our Christian Values’ – Vote No To Lisbon -Coir Leaflet from first Lisbon Referendum June 23, 2010

From the first Lisbon Referendum Campaign a Coir leaflet with the headline ‘A Godless Empire’ . Pope Benedict is quoted too ‘Don’t deny your Christian roots’. ‘Protect Our Christian Values‘ and Vote No To Lisbon.



Would Obama Bring Real Change? -poster from UCC Socialist Youth Society 2008 May 15, 2010

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A 2008 poster advertising a UCC Socialist Youth Society meeting in UCC asking ‘Would Obama Bring Change?’
Was there a coincidence the meeting being held in The West Wing!
thanks to the sender.


Priorities Party – St Lukes Leaflet -2008 January 28, 2010

Many thanks to the donor. The Priorites Party (known also as the The Peoples’ Accountability, Transparency and Standards Party?) were short lived, one of the founders Leo Armstrong is listed as an Independent in the 2009 Local Elections in Clane, although I don’t know if he was standing for the Priorities Party or not.
The party is now defunct.
I have another leaflet from them posted HERE.


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