Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

“No More X Cases -Let Women Decide” -Socialist Party Vote No leaflet -2002 Abortion Referendum April 28, 2020

From the 2002 Abortion Referendum “No More X Cases -Let Women Decide” a leaflet from The Socialist Party urging a No Vote and advertising a Meeting with Clare Daly and Ivana Bacik.



Post Referendum Report from The Life Institute September 6, 2018

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A Report produced in the aftermath of the Abortion Referendum by The Life Institute examining “Why the Referendum was lost” , “How the media , not the Yes campaign repealed the 8th – with Google’s help” , “The Strengths and weaknesses of our fight to Save the 8th”, “The role of the Church in re-establishing a culture of life” and “What we must do now…”
It’s quite an interesting read in that we normally have a lot of post Referendum analysis from the Victorious side and this is from the other side.
It’s 16 pages long so I’ve uploaded it in pdf format here
Many thanks to the sender.


“The Usual Suspects” leaflet from Éirígí #repealthe8th May 23, 2018

“The Usual Suspects” a leaflet from Éirígí profiling some of those that oppose repeal of the 8th Amendment.
Many thanks to the sender.


Vote Yes leaflet from Midwives For Choice #repealthe8th May 20, 2018

A leaflet from Midwives for Choice urging a Yes vote in the Referendum to Repeal The Eight Amendment.



Vote No Leaflet from Tony Murray of Renua #8thref

A Leaflet from Tony Murray of Renua Ireland calling for a No Vote in the Referendum to Repeal the 8th Amendment. He is due to be their candidate in Dublin South Central.



Vote Yes leaflet from ‘Dublin Central Together For Yes’ distributed at the Ed Sheeran Gig in the Phoenix Park May 19, 2018

A Vote Yes leaflet produced by The Dublin Central Together For Yes group that was distributed to Ed Sheeran Concert goers as they entered the Phoenix Park.



Anonymous ‘Vote No’ Leaflet May 16, 2018

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An Anonymous Leaflet urging a NO vote in the Referendum on repealing the 8th. The leaflet was picked up in a church.


1992 Dick Spring Speech on “Abortion and The Right To Life” February 23, 2017

From a 1993 Group of The Party Of European Socialists publication of “A Collection of Speeches Of Dick Spring” (in pdf format) a Speech on “Abortion and The Right To Life” from the 1992 Abortion Referendum Campaign which was held in the initial aftermath of the X-Case. It’s still highly relevant today. Click on the image or the link.



From 1983 “This Amendment Could Kill Women” leaflet from the Anti Amendment Campaign #repealthe8th January 15, 2017

From 1983 Abortion Referendum,a leaflet from the Anti Amendment Campaign warning that “This Amendment Could Kill Women”. A lot of the contents are prophetic.
Many thanks to the sender.



From the 1992 Abortion Referenda a pro choice leaflet from ‘Frontline’ February 14, 2013

From the 1992 Abortion Referenda a leaflet from ‘Frontline’ “A Coalition of Organisations dealing with the Issue and Consequences of Unplanned Pregnancy”.
The Coalition consisted of Cherish, Doctors for Freedom of Information, Dublin Well Woman Centre, Irish Family Planning Association, Open Line Counselling, Psychologists for Freedom of Information and The Union of Students of Ireland.
They were urging a No vote in the Abortion Referendum as it was ” a simplistic and ambiguous approach to a complex issue” and were urging a Yes vote for the Right to Travel and Right to Information.




From 1981 “Abortion Ireland” a report by Sinn Fein’s Department of Women’s Affairs August 12, 2012

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From 1981 a small pamphlet produced by Sinn Fein’s Department of Women’s Affairs entitled “Abortion Ireland”. At the time the holding of an Abortion Referendum was a big issue and led to the first of our Abortion Referendums in 1983.

“In this brief report we have tried to present as many facts as possible on the circumstances behind abortion as an option for women and those who campaign against abortion”

Many thanks to the sender.



“You Will Never Get This Chance Again…” – “Vote Yes for Life” 1983 Abortion referendum December 16, 2010

From the 1983 Abortion Referendum some ads for a Yes Vote. The main Slogan being “You Will Never Get This Chance Again…” .
Little did they know…..

The referendum was Passed.



Gerard Casey -Christian Solidarity Party- 1997 October 18, 2009

1997 General Election in Dun Laoghaire and Gerard Casey polls a respectable 2000 votes for the CSP. The Paul O’Donaghue case refered to was regarding education rights for the disabled. Oddly enough it was Justice Rory O’Hanlon who gave the ruling. ( Justice O’Hanlons nephew Paul O’Loughlin has stood a number of times for the CSP.)



Democratic Left – 1992 Abortion Referendum September 29, 2009

The newly formed Democratic Left give the arguments for a No to Abortion, Yes to Travel and Yes to Information. The leaflet also gives a background as to why we had the referendum.




SPUC leaflet from the 1992 Abortion Referendum

As the debate over the X case and the right to information gained momentum, SPUC (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) put this four page leaflet (complete with graph) out regarding Information. The referendum hadn’t yet been announced, but there was undoubtedly going to be one regarding Abortion Information as well as the other issues.




1992 Abortion Referendum- Pro Life Campaign Flyer

The 1992 abortion referendum had 3 separate ballots. The first regarded Abortion itself. The Second was to do with the Right To Travel and the Third was to do with the Right to Information.

The ‘X’ case led to the referendum. Its odd that they had the referendum date wrong on the leaflet.



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