Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

“Maastricht- Ireland in the Community” leaflet from Labour February 16, 2017

A leaflet produced by The Labour Party and The Socialist Group European Parliament explaining the Maastricht treaty , what it was , it’s benefits and challenges for Ireland. It has pieces by Barry Desmond, Dick Spring and Niamh Bhreathnach.
Many thanks to the sender.



50th Anniversary Edition of ITGWU Magazine “Liberty” January 9, 2017

An issue of “Liberty” the ITGWU Magazine produced to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Union. It’s really fascinating and covers the 1913 Lockout , The Citizen Army, James Connolly and much more. It’s 96 pages so scanned it into two pdfs.
Liberty Part 1 is uploaded here and
Liberty Part 2 is uploaded here




Delegate’s Credential Card from the 1967 Labour Party Annual Conference January 4, 2016

A Delegate’s Credential Card from the 1967 Labour Party Annual Conference, many thanks to Barry Desmond for kindly donating this.


1971 letter from Labour TD Barry Desmond to Constituents June 4, 2015

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From October 1971 a letter from then Labour TD for Dun Laoghaire , Barry Desmond to constituents.


Leaflet and poster for Barry Desmond, Jack Loughran -Labour -Dun Laoghaire -1977 General Election June 1, 2014

From the 1977 General Election a pre polling ‘Thank You’ leaflet to voters from Labour Dun Laoghaire candidates Jack Loughran and Barry Desmond. I have also included a picture of one of their posters. Barry Desmond was elected.
Many thanks to the sender.



Leaflet from Barry Desmond -Labour- November 1982 General Election -Dun Laoghaire April 17, 2012

From the November 1982 General Election a leaflet for Labour candidate in Dun Laoghaire Barry Desmond. Given the short length of time between the two elections in 1982 the leaflet is very similar to the February 1982 one with the same family picture and indeed picture of the candidate himself. The layout is also similar. The main difference being the picture of the trendy ‘youth’.
Barry Desmond was re elected polling 6,130 votes and was subsequently appointed Minister for Social Welfare and Minister for Health.



From 1973 a leaflet for Labour Dun Laoghaire Candidates Barry Desmond and Flor O’Mahony September 12, 2011

From the 1973 General Election a leaflet for Labour candidates Barry Desmond and Flor O’Mahony who were running in Dun Laoghaire. Desmond polled 5,768 votes and was elected whilst O’Mahony polled 2,072 votes and failed to win a seat.
Many thanks to the sender



Frank Smyth, Tim Wilson -Labour Party -Ballybrack 1985 LE February 13, 2010

From the 1985 local elections, Labour candidates Frank Smyth and Tim Wilson who ran in the Ballybrack ward.
Aside from the profiles of Frank Smyth and Tim Wilson,Rezoning issue and advocating control on the price of building land are amongst the things mentioned. There is also a message from the then local Labour TD  Barry Desmond.



Flor O’Mahony, Jane Dillon Byrne -Labour- Dun Laoghaire 1989 January 8, 2010

With Barry Desmond off to Europe, Labours chances of retaining the seat were slim, especially with the Workers Partys Eamon Gilmore on the up. A two candidate strategy made it harder and despite the stature of both candidates the seat was lost to The Workers Party.
Jane Dillon Byrne is still a councillor and the brief pen pic below only gives brief highlights of her career (another leaflet from 1985 gives a better detail) .She was also a swimming teacher…



Barry Desmond -Labour Dun Laoghaire Feb 82 September 24, 2009

How times have changed…. Food Subsidies, AnCO and still no Garda Station in Ballybrack either.

Barry Desmond served 7 Dail Terms before in 1989 he was elected to The European Parliament for Dublin. He held a number of ministerial appointments and also served as deputy leader of the Labour Party. He then served on the European Court of Auditors.



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