Irish Election Literature

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Vote No 1 Declan Ganley -Libertas -2009 European Elections -Ireland North West May 3, 2013

From the 2009 European Elections an Ad for Libertas candidate in Ireland North West Declan Ganley. Ganley polled 67,638 votes and missed out on the final seat.



Leaflet from Raymond O’Malley -Libertas -2009 European Elections -Ireland East January 16, 2013

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From the 2009 European Elections a leaflet from Libertas candidate Raymond O’Malley who was running in Ireland East. O’Malley polled 18,557 votes and failed to win a seat.




Leaflet from Declan Ganley -Libertas -2009 European Elections -North West April 27, 2012

From the 2009 European Elections a leaflet from Libertas leader Declan Ganley who was running in the North West Constituency. Ganley polled 67,638 votes and missed out on a seat.



“Friday June 5th: Payback Time” -Fine Gael leaflet from the 2009 Local Elections April 25, 2012

Great leaflet this from the 2009 Local and European Elections campaign, Fine Gael saying that its “Payback Time” for Tax increases , unemployment and cuts in other areas. The image of Brian Lenihans budget getting a standing ovation is also given prominence.
The leaflet distributed in Dublin West has a messages from candidate Eithne Loftus , one from Leo Varadkar about getting your tax back and a vote for Gay Mitchell in Europe part too.



“You can trust Eoin Ryan in Europe” -Eoin Ryan -Fianna Fail -2009 European Elections August 6, 2011

From the 2009 European Elections in Dublin, a flyer from outgoing Fianna Fail MEP Eoin Ryan. Previously a Councillor, Senator and TD, Ryan was elected as an MEP in 2004.
In this 2009 Election he lost his seat.



Flyer from Pat the Cope Gallagher -Fianna Fail -2009 European Elections Ireland North West July 10, 2011

From the 2009 European Elections a Flyer from Fianna Fail candidate Pat the Cope Gallagher. The Donegal based Gallagher polled 82,643 and won a seat. He had previously served as an MEP from 1994 to 2004.



Brian Lawlor, Karren Warren /Gay Mitchell- Fine Gael 2009 Local and European Elections Tallaght South November 27, 2010

From the 2009 Local Elections in Tallaght South a flyer for Fine Gael candidates Brian Lawlor and Karren Warren. Lawlor won a seat whilst Karren Warren was unsuccessful.
We also have a smiling Gay Mitchell looking for a vote too.



Declan Ganley Letter to Canvassers 2009 European Elections October 30, 2010

From the 2009 European Elections a letter sent by Declan Ganley to Canvassers. It focuses on the last 10 days of the campaign and also The Libertas Plan for Jobs (I’ve posted that already HERE).



The Declan Ganley Song September 30, 2010

Given Declan Ganleys entry into the Fiscal treaty Referendum….
Found it on YouTube, I’m not sure if it was ‘official’ or not.
Its shocking anyway.


From 2009 “The Libertas Plan For Jobs” September 4, 2010

From the 2009 European Elections a document, ‘The Libertas Plan For Jobs’. It contains Lots of simple ideas with zero cost.
How applicable was it and how many jobs it would have created …..?



Posters for 2009 Joe Higgins Election Fundraiser in Dingle August 31, 2010

Two posters, one in English , one in Irish advertising a fundraising gig for Joe Higgins European Election Campaign in Dingle. The gig featured Fergus O’Flaherty, Tom Lynch and Friends.
Joe a native of Lispole, is of course is a proud Kerryman. His brother, the late Liam Higgins won two All Irelands wearing the Green and Gold. Joe himself is often seen in Croke Park at matches (often with his mother). Needless to say its not the premium section you’ll see him.
Many thanks to the sender.



Joe Higgins -Socialist Party -Leaflet for the 2009 Local and European Elections August 27, 2010

From the 2009 Local Elections and European Elections a Leaflet for Joe Higgins running in Castleknock.
Higgins topped the poll in the Local elections and was also elected in the European Elections.
Many thanks to the sender.


Leaflet for Pádraig Mac Lochlainn -Sinn Fein -2009 European Elections North West June 19, 2010

From the 2009 European Elections a leaflet for Sinn Fein candidate Pádraig Mac Lochlainn running in North-West. Pádraig Mac Lochlainn polled 45,515 votes, just over 9% of the total poll and failed to win a seat.
He is seen as a contender in Donegal North East at the next General Election. In 2007 he was second on the first count but failed to attract sufficient transfers to put him over the line.



Michael McNamara -Independent -2009 European Elections North-West June 9, 2010

From the 2009 European Elections a leaflet for Independent candidate Michael McNamara running in the North West constituency. He polled 12,744 votes.
More info on the candidate and his ideas can be read at the website.



Caroline Simons -Libertas -Dublin 2009 European Elections May 18, 2010

From the 2009 European Elections campaign in Dublin, a flyer for Libertas candidate Caroline Simons.
Simons polled 13,514 votes (3.32%).
Interestingly her involvement in various pro life groups isn’t mentioned , although it does state that she is a governor of The National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street.



FAQ sheet for Libertas Canvassers – Declan Ganley -2009 European Elections May 17, 2010

From the 2009 European Elections, A Frequently Asked Questions sheet for Libertas Canvassers.
Lots of questions with appealing populist answers.
The first question being..
“Who is Declan Ganley?”
“Declan is a family man from Abbeyknockmoy….came back to Ireland as a teenager when he cut turf on the bog and sold it at the market,investing his money in shares while he was still in school”

He also refers to the Turf cutting later on in the leaflet.



Sean Downey -Sinn Fein -Newbridge TC 2009 LE April 2, 2010

Many thanks to the donor who writes…..
Sean Downey ran for Sinn Féin in the 2009 local elections for Newbridge Town Council and Kildare County Council. He was the first SF candidate in over 20 years in the town and recieved 662 votes in the county and 245 in the town, Sean was not elected.
Also included are the Sinn Fein European Election candidates Kathleen Funchion and Tomas Sharkey.



Sean Kelly -Fine Gael -2009 European Elections- South (Munster) March 30, 2010

From the 2009 European elections in Munster, Fine Gael candidate, the former President of the GAA Sean Kelly. Sean Kelly polled well and was elected.
As Uachtarán of Cumann Luthchleas Gael Sean Kelly credited himself with the opening on Croke Park to Soccer and Rugby.
This leaflet is Kerry centric with testaments from Jimmy Deenihan, Tom Sheehan and Senator Paul Coughlan



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