Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

From 1992 “Good Morning Message from your local TD Bertie Ahern -Minister For Finance” March 23, 2012

From the 1992 General Election the customary Good Morning Voter letter from then Minister for Finance Bertie Ahern.



Bertie Aherns 2006 New Year Message to Fianna Fail members February 24, 2012

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Dated 2nd January 2006 a leaflet containing Bertie Aherns New Year Message to Fianna Fail members. In it he details Budget 2006 and at length details Fianna Fails achievements in government from 1997 onwards.



A series of five Desktop images for your PC produced by Fianna Fail around 2001 December 14, 2011

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A series of five Desktop images for your PC produced by Fianna Fail around 2001. Sean Lemass , Bertie , Dev, Old Posters and the Fianna Fail logo.

Click on the Images to enlarge.



Brian Cowen and Bertie Aherns speeches to the 2005 Fianna Fail Ard Fheis September 14, 2011

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I dug these up and uploaded to youtube. Brian Cowen and Bertie Aherns speeches to the 2005 Fianna Fail Ard Fheis in Killarney. Different times …..


Fianna Fail video about the 2005 Budget

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A Fianna Fail video promoting the 2005 budget.


1989 Leaflet for “Devoted Dub” Bertie Ahern, Dermot Fitzpatrick, John Stafford (Eileen Lemass, Niall Andrews)- Fianna Fail -Dublin Central June 8, 2011

From the 1989 Genral Election (and 1989 European Elections held on the same day) a leaflet for Fianna Fail Dublin Central candidates Bertie Ahern, Dermot Fitzpatrick and John Stafford. Also pictured are Fianna Fail European candidates Eileen Lemass and Niall Andrews.
In Bertie Aherns profile he is mentioned as “Extremely popular “Call me Bertie” Lord Mayor…” a “Devoted Dub and Ireland supporter home and away“. He also “Worked as an accountant in Mater Hospital”
In the Dail election all three Fianna Fail candidates were elected with Niall Andrews elected for Europe.



Bertie Ahern letter in Support of Cyprian Brady- 2011 General Election Dublin Central April 7, 2011

From the 2011 General Election campaign a letter from Bertie Ahern to voters in Dublin Central in support of Fianna Fail candidate Cyprian Brady.
In the letter Bertie , amongst other things, expresses ‘regret’ for all those that have lost their jobs as well as extolling Cyprians virtues.


From 1997 – “Election Message from Bertie Ahern T.D.” January 10, 2011

From the 1997 General Election a leaflet for Bertie Ahern running in Dublin Central. Bertie spells out details of the Fianna Fail manifesto as well as asking for a vote for his running mate Marian McGennis.
Ahern topped the poll with 12,175 votes (34% of the vote) and was easily elected. McGennis was elected also for her only Dail terrm.



2010 Christmas Card from Bertie Ahern and Cyprian Brady – details all the good things done over the past year December 20, 2010

From Bertie and Cyprian a Christmas card with the message
“Thank You and Best Wishes for Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year” – ‘From Your Local TDs -Fianna Fail’.
Inside we’ve a garish picture of Bertie and one of Cyprian also. We get to read about all the good news in Dublin Central over the past year.
At the back is a lovely picture of St Lukes with details of Clinic Times and contact details.
Many thanks to the sender.



“Not Just at Election Time” -Maurice Ahern -Fianna Fail -2009 Dublin Central By-Election December 12, 2010

From the 2009 Dublin Central By-Election and the Local Elections of the same day where he was also standing a flyer from Fianna Fail candidate Maurice Ahern. Maurice Ahern is of course a brother of former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and notes that should you be unable to contact Maurice then you could always contact Bertie at “St Lukes”.

Maurice Ahern polled poorly in the by-election with just 3,483 votes which put him in fifth position. He also lost his council seat.



“Bertie Backs a Winner” -Maire Hoctor Newsletter -Fianna Fail -2002 GE Tipperary North November 29, 2010

From the 2002 General Election a lengthy magazine/newsletter produced by Fianna Fail North Tipperary candidate Marie Hoctor.
It has it all from Bertie pre Mahon allowing himself to be seen at the races with the headline “Bertie Backs a Winner”.
Inside tons of local news, The candidate pictured with what looks like a Waxwork John O’Donoghue as well as many others including Willie O’Dea and the candidates family. We even get a nice picture of Marie Hoctor and running mate Michael smith in Tipp Jerseys. To top it off we have Bertie pictured with a Hurl.
Marie Hoctor was Elected.



From 1986- Bertie Ahern TD -Advice Centres leaflet November 25, 2010

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From 1986 or so a leaflet detailing the Advice Centres of Bertie Ahern TD.
Note Bertie was offering to assist them in ‘Personal Problems’ … Bertie the Agony Aunt ?


“Together … let’s create something great…” -Fianna Fail Membership form from 2006 November 15, 2010

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From 2006 a Fianna Fail membership form with the slogan “Together … let’s create something great…”
There is a nice message from Bertie as well as the perks of membership detailed.

(more…) – The Website for Ireland’s EU Presidency in 2004 October 4, 2010

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From another mess with the wayback machine I found this. The website for Irelands Presidency of the EU in 2004.
Click here at or on the image to open the site.
The site is quite comprehensive and as ever with archived sites not all links may work.Worth a browse.


‘A lot done. More to do.’ 2002 Fianna Fail October 1, 2010

Whilst looking for something else, those eyes stared out at me… ‘A Lot Done , More to Do’…. some of it makes galling reading and its only a little leaflet!!




“A Lot done, More to Do”- full 95 pages of the Fianna Fail 2002-2007 Manifesto. September 20, 2010

I got sent this (many thanks), the 95 page “A Lot done, More to Do” Fianna Fail 2002-2007 Manifesto.
I wouldn’t normally post something so large but thought it may be of interest.
I’ve uploaded the PDF to HERE.
Or just click on the image below to launch it.


Taoiseach’s Special Millennium Message -Bertie Ahern late 1999 September 19, 2010

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The millennium had us all a tizz. The Millennium Bug, Millennium clock and lots more.
Here in late 1999 Bertie Ahern gives us the “Taoiseach’s Special Millennium Message”.
The first paragraph of Berties Tome……
“A new hour, a new day, a new dawn and a new age. Our millennium will be different and special to each and every one of us – whether we work in the home, in a factory or on a farm, in the emerging technologies, because we will be working together for one ideal. But we will be united in seeking to work together for that one ideal, a better more equal and caring society… ”

Enjoy the rest….



A Bertie Ahern leaflet from the 1985 Local Elections. August 9, 2010

From The 1985 Local Elections a leaflet for Bertie Ahern. He was elected and in 1986 served as Lord Mayor of Dublin.
The Full Time Constituency office would not have been St Lukes which was bought in 1987.
Aside from all his various interests and positions held his advice clinics are listed.


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