Irish Election Literature

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Flyer from Kate Feeney -Fianna Fail -Blackrock -2014 Local Elections January 24, 2014

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A canvass card from Fianna Fail Blackrock candidate Kate Feeney. The card introduces her to voters in the area.

The candidates Twitter @KatefeeneyFF
Many thanks to the sender
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Leaflet from Maurice Dockrell -Fine Gael -Blackrock -2014 Local Elections January 16, 2014


A leaflet for Fine Gael Blackrock candidate Maurice Dockrell who is running for a seat on Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. Four generations of his family have represented Dun Laoghaire and Blackrock at local and National level. Dockrell is a name steeped in the history of Dun Laoghaire.
The Campaign Facebook page
His Twitter page
Many thanks to the sender.

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Leaflet for John Dockrell, Aine Elliot, William O’Grady -Fine Gael -Blackrock -1985 Local Elections December 11, 2013


From the 1985 Local Elections a leaflet from Fine Gael candidates in Blackrock, John Dockrell, Aine Elliot and William O’Grady. Both John Dockrell and Aine Elliot were elected. I’ve put a screenshot of the result in the post also.

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Canvass Card from Paddy Madigan- Fianna Fail -1985 Local Elections- Blackrock November 14, 2013

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From the 1985 Local Elections a canvass card from Fianna Fail Blackrock candidate Paddy Madigan. He Polled 1121 votes and was elected.
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Leaflet from Niamh Bhreathnach- Labour Party -2009 Local Elections -Blackrock August 9, 2013


From the 2009 Local Elections a leaflet from Labour Party Councillor, and former TD and Minister, Niamh Bhreathnach who was running in the Blackrock Ward. She polled 1,782 votes and was elected on the 5th count.
Many thanks to the sender.

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John Dockrell, Aine Elliott -Fine Gael -1991 Local Elections Blackrock November 24, 2010


From the 1991 Local Elections a flyer for Fine Gael candidates Aine Elliot and John Dockrell running in Blackrock. John Dockrell held on to his seat whilst Aine Elliot lost hers.
John Dockrell is the son of former TD Percy Dockrell, grandson of former TD Henry Morgan Dockrell, great grandson of Sir Maurice Dockrell a former Unionist MP. He is also brother of former councillor William Dockrell.


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‘Labours Charter to protect our Local Environment’ -Niamh Bhreathnach 1991 Local Elections Blackrock November 11, 2010


From the 1991 Local Elections a leaflet from Labour candidate Niamh Bhreathnach running in the Blackrock Ward where she was elected.
The focus of the leaflet is on Environmental issues such as Booterstown Marsh.
It was at this time that ‘Environmental Issues started taking a bigger role in election leaflets , in part to do with the potential rise in the Green Party vote.

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‘Sorry I Missed You’ -Barry Ward -Fine Gael -2009 Local Elections Blackrock November 8, 2010


From the 2009 Local Elections a Sorry I Missed You Card from Fine Gael candidate Barry Ward running in Blackrock.
Ward and running mate Marie Baker were both easily elected.

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Mary Rachel Brophy , William Dockerell -Fine Gael -1999 LE Blackrock November 6, 2010


From the 1999 Local Elections a flyer for Fine Gael candidates Mary Rachel Brophy and William Dockrell running for Fine Gael in Blackrock.
Mary Rachel Brophy would be best known for her founding of ‘Festina Lente‘ which uses Horses and horticulture to provide “a range of training, occupational, learning and employment opportunities for people whose needs are not being met in mainstream services”.
William Dockrell has an impressive political pedigree. He is the son of former TD Percy Dockrell, grandson of former TD Henry Morgan Dockrell, great grandson of Sir Maurice Dockrell a former Unionist MP. He is also brother of former councillor John H. Dockrell.

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including “A message of support from Paul McGrath” -Victor Boyhan -Independent -Blackrock 2009 LE October 8, 2010


From the 2009 Local Elections in Blackrock an election leaflet from Independent candidate (and former PD councillor) Victor Boyhan. Interestingly, a page of it is taken up with a message of support from Paul McGrath. McGrath and Boyhan spent many years together in the “Birds Nest” home on York Road in Dun Laoghaire and later down in Monkstown.
In McGraths acclaimed book “Back from the Brink” Victor Boyhan gets a number of mentions. Including “…he became one of the most outspoken voices in ensuring that Smyly Trust Homes would be covered under the State Redress Scheme, investigating the abuse of children.
Boyhan who lost his seat in 2004 regained it here in 2009.

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A Message from Liz O’Donnell TD (asking to vote for Victor Boyhan) -2004 LE Blackrock September 15, 2010


From the 2004 Local Elections a letter from Liz O’Donnell asking for a vote for Victor Boyhan. Oddly enough O’Donnell wasn’t a TD for the area.
Despite polling 1,433 votes (3rd after the first count in a four seater) Boyhan lost his seat. He regained it running as an Independent in 2009.

 

Paddy Madigan -Fianna Fail -1991 Local Elections- Blackrock September 7, 2010


From the 1991 Local Elections in the Blackrock Ward a leaflet for Fianna Fail candidate Paddy Madigan. Madigan was elected.
Madigan subsequently left Fianna Fail and stood as an Independent in the 1994 European Elections and 1997 General Election.
Note his high court challenge against the Property Tax. …. Paddy Madigan is a great grand nephew of Mayo man James Daly,  a co-founder of the Land League with Michael Davitt. Daly was appointed the first secretary of the Land League in 1879.
James Daly on Wikipedia

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Marian White Leaflet -Workers Party -1991 Local Elections Blackrock August 19, 2010


From the 1991 Local Elections, a leaflet (the general one used by most WP candidates in that election) for Workers Party candidate Marian White running in Blackrock.
She narrowly missed out on a seat.
She stood subsequently for Democratic Left in the 1992 General Election in Dublin South and for Labour in the 1999 Local Elections in Blackrock but without gaining a seat.

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“Thank You From Marie” -Marie Baker -Fine Gael -2004 LE Blackrock July 30, 2010

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From the 2004 Local elections in Blackrock, a flyer from Fine Gael Candidate Marie Baker thanking voters for electing her.

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Lorcan Mooney -Fianna Fail -2004 LE Blackrock July 19, 2010


From the 2004 Local Elections a leaflet for Fianna Fail candidate Lorcan Mooney. Despite polling 1,083 votes Mooney failed to get in.

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The Hazel Tree Seeds ‘Brown Envelope Campaign’ -Ruairi Holohan -Green Party -Blackrock 2009 LE July 12, 2010


From the 2009 Local Elections in Blackrock, a packet of Hazel Tree seeds from Green Party candidate Ruairi Holohan. The seeds were given out as part of the ‘Brown Envelope Campaign’.
A clever device and a decent intention… but not enough to get him elected as he lost his seat. He polled 809 votes.
I wonder how many Hazel Trees were planted?

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Betty Reeves -Green Alliance -1985 Local Elections Blackrock June 22, 2010


From the 1985 local elections leaflet for Green candidate the late Betty Reeves. Betty Reeves was a founder member of the Green Party and was elected to the council in 1991.
It is a generic leaflet where the candidates name is stamped on it.

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Barry Conway -Fianna Fail -Blackrock 2004 Local Elections May 13, 2010


From the 2004 Local Elections Fianna Fail candidate Barry Conway running in Blackrock. Barry Conway won a seat.
He had run unsuccessfully in 1999 and was then co-opted onto the council to replace Barry Andrews.
He is a partner in the law firm William Fry.

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