Irish Election Literature

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Conor Lenihan Newsletter Winter 2010- (He’s a Horse Outside) December 15, 2010

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The winter 2010 newsletter of Fianna Fail Dublin South West TD Conor Lenihan. He’s pictured on the front with a horse at the Fettercairn Horse Project.
He is pictured elsewhere in the newsletter with Schoolchildren, business people and others and its packed with local news.



Video from Ann Sweeney – New Island Party- 2010 Donegal South West By-Election November 14, 2010

A video from Ann Sweeney of the New Island Party who is running in the 2010 Donegal South West By-Election. The party is also looking for candidates to run in the Dublin South and Waterford by-elections (should they take place).

The party site is

*I hopefully will have some leaflets from them soon.


Flyer for Brian O’ Domhnaill – Fianna Fail 2010 Donegal South West By-Election November 13, 2010

From the 2010 Donegal South West By-Election a flyer for Fianna Fail candidate Brian Ó Domhnaill.
In the main, it flirts away from National issues and focuses on the Candidate.
Brian Ó Domhnaill Donegal



Finian McGrath -“Fighting for Jobs on the Northside” October 24, 2010

This Finian McGrath ad is from the back of a programme for a Charity Greyhound Racing night in Harolds Cross a few months ago that I attended.
In the ad he promotes the website.


“Open Letter to the citizens of Ireland” from the Irish Democratic Party October 12, 2010

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I was contacted by The Irish Democratic Party (IDP) with the below “Open Letter to the citizens of Ireland”.
Their Website is and they are “looking to recruit members, both registered and volunteer, to contribute to the IDP’s drive to get recognised as a political party and indeed towards our policies

To the Citizens of Our Republic,
Over the last two years the Irish public has witnessed the crushing deficit of leadership amongst our political representatives, and the flagrant disregard their actions have had for the common good of all our people. We, a group of ordinary concerned citizens, have now come together and wish to offer the people of Ireland the opportunity for real change. We are the Irish Democratic Party.
The Irish Democratic Party is a new political movement seeking to establish a democratic, accountable and verifiable republic in Ireland. We believe significant political reform is needed in order to achieve this – including:
* New directly-elected regional assemblies to manage regional affairs; replacing the failing council system
* True municipal government to build strong local communities; allowing community decisions to be made at a community level
* A directly-elected Executive branch of government; through a renewal of the role of the Office of the President
* The removal of wasteful or unaccountable public offices; including the Office of the Taoiseach
The re-establishment of the Initiative Process in our constitution; giving our citizens a stronger voice; and
* The removal of all vested interests from our Republic’s constitution and body of law
We are looking for new members to help us firmly establish this movement and directly challenge those who claim to represent us.
If you believe in a fairer and more open society in Ireland, accountable at a national, regional and municipal level, then join us today and help Rebuild Your Republic.
Irish Democratic Party

“No Slíabh Bán Wind Farm” Leaflet -October 2010 October 10, 2010

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From October 2010 a “No Slíabh Bán Wind Farm” Leaflet. Slíabh Bán is near Strokestown in Roscommon and there has been a campaign against the erection of the Wind Farm for the past while.
They have a Facebook page.
Many thanks to the sender.


A series of Posters protesting at the Popes visit to the UK. September 16, 2010

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A series of Anti Popes visit posters from the UK (with the final one being one from Australia in 2008). The posters are from the Protest the Pope website.
They are due to be used in a Protest on Saturday 18th September 2010 in London.



Eamon Ryan -Green Party News for Dublin South- Summer 2010 September 4, 2010

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Dropped in the door during the week. Very lucky I spotted it as it was delivered in the middle of ten or so flyers from Double Glazing to pizzas. Only for the fact that I scour the junk mail looking for the likes of this it would have been in the Green Bin.
Amongst the articles are a competition to win a ‘Water Butt’, an explanation of the Free-To-Air Sports on TV a noble Iphone App for Autism at
There are other interesting items here too.
Click on images to enlarge



Sylvia Hermon -Independent Unionist -North Down 2010 UK Election August 12, 2010

From the 2010 UK Election a leaflet for Independent candidate Sylvia Hermon running in North Down.She was easily elected.
Having been first elected in 2001 as an Ulster Unionist Party candidate, she quit the party in 2010 in protest at the UUP’s alliance with the Conservative Party. She is the widow of Sir Jack Hermon, former Chief Constable of the RUC.



Irish Anti-War Movement poster for protest march to the Israeli Embassy on the 3rd of June 2010. June 1, 2010

A poster advertising the Irish Anti War Movements protest march from the Central Bank to the Israeli Embassy on the 3rd of June 2010. The march is to protest at the ‘Israeli massacre on Gaza Flotilla


Poster for Right to Work Campaigns 4th Rally – June 1st 2010 at the Dail May 26, 2010

A Poster for The Right to Work Campaigns 4th Rally to be held on June 1st 2010 at the Dail.


ASTI Ballot paper for Proposed Public Service Agreement (Croke Park Deal) May 8, 2010

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A quick shift away from the UK election stuff to an ASTI Ballot paper for Proposed Public Service Agreement (Croke Park Deal).
Nothing much too it, other than an awful lot of people never get to see Union ballot papers.
The ASTI document which outlines the reasons for recommending a rejection of the deal is here.



‘Bono For Pope’ – Posters from ‘The Church of the Militant Elvis Party’ (Bus-Pass Elvis Party) April 22, 2010

Not exactly Irish but I thought some were amusing, A number of Posters from ‘The Church of the Militant Elvis Party’ also known as the ‘Bus Pass Elvis Party’ . The Website is and there are plenty more posters there.
Dave Bishop is standing for the Party in Kettering..



‘Towards Good Government’ (aka No Terrorists in Government) -TUV Election Newsletter 2010 April 16, 2010

From Jim Allisters Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) a leaflet entitled ‘Towards Good Government’ , which translates as No Terrorists in Government. The other theme ‘aren’t the DUP delighted with themselves being in Office with Sinn Fein’.
I got sent this (many thanks) and whilst its full of words it’s the pictures that tell the story.
We have Ian Paisley snr whispering into the ears of an amused Martin McGuinness. Peter Robinson laughing with Martin McGuinness.
Jeffrey Donaldson having a laugh with Gerry Kelly. Ian Paisley Junior with both Kelly and McGuinness. The best though must be Ian Paisley Junior ‘joyriding’
with ‘convicted terrorist’ Conor Murphy.
Finally we have pictures of Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness, Adams with Alex Maskey up against Riot Police (not unlike Unionists at Drumcree) and Martin McGuinness at an Republican Funeral.



Government STOLEN your money? -Join the Kerry Public Service Workers Alliance April 14, 2010

Another poster from the Kerry Public Service Workers Alliance (KPSWA) .
Government STOLEN your money? – Join the Kerry Public Service Workers Alliance.


Kerry Public Service Workers Alliance (KPSWA) Tom McEllistrim protest Placards March 24, 2010

Many thanks to the KPSWA for sending these on. These are images of the placards displayed at the recent protest outside a clinic  of North Kerry Fianna Fail TD, Tom McEllistrim.



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