Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Summer 2008 Edition of “The Nation – the official magazine of Fianna Fail- The Republican Party” August 3, 2017

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The Summer 2008 Edition of “The Nation – the official magazine of Fianna Fail- The Republican Party” . Issued a few months before the Bank Guarantee it has a main article by the Taoiseach Brian Cowen, profiles of the Fianna Fail Cabinet members, internal party news and tributes to the Late Seamus Brennan and Patrick Hillery. I’ve scanned it in pdf format, available here


“Ireland R.I.P.” Playing Cards from The Irish Daily Star 30th September 2010 December 9, 2014

To mark the second anniversary of the Bank Guarantee The Irish Daily Star produced a set of playing cards with quotes from many involved in The Crash. Bertie Ahern, Brian Cowen, Sean Dunne, Patrick Honohan, David Drumm, Patrick Neary are among the many included. A reminder of the time.
Many thanks to the sender



“Greyhound Supporters -Remember Your Friends -They Need Your Votes” -from the 1989 and 1992 General Elections January 4, 2012

From the 1989 and 1992 General Elections , ads sponsored by Seamus Mulvaney urging Greyhound Supporters to remember their Friends when they voted.
Amongst the friends were Brian Cowen, Frank Fahey, Michael O’Kennedy and Ned O’Keefe. Indeed all the friends listed were Fianna Fail TDs or Ministers.



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.


A Brian Cowen Cardboard Cutout Face Mask June 10, 2011

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Was sent this recently, a cardboard Brian Cowen face mask. These were very common at protests and the like during his term as Taoiseach. A piece of cardboard with a stick taped on the back.
Am waiting for the right fancy dress party…….


“Offaly News” -Barry Cowen with a message from Brian Cowen -2011 GE March 15, 2011

Possibly the only piece of Election material from 2011 with a message from Brian Cowen. A leaflet “Offaly News” from his brother, Fianna Fail Laois Offaly candidate Barry Cowen.
In the leaflet we get details of all the good things Offaly got as well as “The Truth” about various items.
For “The Bank Guarantee -The Truth
We get the justification of the guarantee, a quote from Patrick Honohan and then the punchline……
“The State has already earned €1 billion for guarantee fees in less than two years.”



“It Happened Under Fianna Fails Watch” -Leaflet for Barry Cowen , Sinead Dooley, Danny Owens -Fianna Fail -2009 LE Tullamore December 24, 2010

From the 2009 Local Elections a leaflet for the Taoiseachs brother Barry Cowen and Sinead Dooley running for Offaly County Council in the Tullamore LEA. Sinead Dooley is Brian Cowens Personal Assistant.
The Leaflet contains a slogan I’d hazard wont be on Fianna Fails 2011 Election Material …”It Happened Under Fianna Fails Watch”

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Leaflet for Fianna Fail candidates Tullamore Town Council and Offaly County Council -2009 Local Elections December 7, 2010

From the 2009 Local Elections a leaflet for the Fianna Fail candidates for Tullamore Town Council complete with lovely pic of Brian Cowen. Sinead Dooley (Brian Cowens personal assistant), Declan Harvey, Tony McCormack and Paddy Rowland were all elected whilst Shane Murray failed to get in.
Also on the leaflet voters are urged to vote for Taoiseachs brother Barry Cowen as well as Sinead Dooley and Danny Owens for Offaly County Council. All three were elected.



Ogra Fianna Fail Newsletter Grassroots Issue 2 2004 September 29, 2010

Issue 2 from 2004 of the Ogra Fianna Fail newsletter Grassroots.
Amongst other things are an articles on the upcoming Citizenship Referendum, a young candidates guide to the Local Elections, an interview with Michael Martin and much much more.
Ive uploaded it HERE. Clicking on the cover image will also launch it.


Ogra Fianna Fail A-Team spoof with Brian Cowen, Brian Lenihan, Mary Coughlan and Batt O’Keefe September 28, 2010

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I thought the recent Young PD ones I posted were bad…… then along came this.

It’s on the Ogra Fianna Fail Website and facebook pages.
They’ll be dressing them up in drag next.

Funny thing is that the slogan on the poster for the actual movie is way more apt.
“There is no Plan B”



Brian Cowen on football teams 1980 and 81… July 10, 2010

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Was searching around and found these. Brian Cowen in 1980 and 1981.
In 1980 he was on the Clara Under 21 County Championship winners and in 1981 he was on the Clara Senior team.
Funny thing the Johnny Bracken beside him on the Under 21 team could hardly be THIS OTHER ELECTORAL LEGEND FROM CLARA could it? 🙂



Brian Cowen, Sean Fleming, John Foley, John Moloney -Fianna Fail 2007 GE Laois-Offaly July 5, 2010

From the 2007 General Election A leaflet promoting Laois Offaly Fianna Fail candidates Brian Cowen, Sean Fleming, John Foley and John Moloney. All but John Foley were elected.
John Foley is the chap who goes missing in this infamous Fianna Fail Ard Fheis Clip. (At around 1.05 mins in)

Bertie writes Over the last ten years Ireland has taken major steps forward with mass unemployment being made a distant memory and huge investment in public services. This represents real and sustained progress ……

We also get a little profile of Brian Cowens professional and personal life as well as the other candidates.



Brian Cowen -Sorry I Missed You – 2007 General Election Laois- Offaly May 9, 2010

From the 2007 General Election a Sorry I missed you type card from Brian Cowen and his team of canvassers.
I’d hazard that many people now would be sorry to have missed him too.
On the reverse are listed key achievements. Amongst these are the number of houses being built. In the year prior to 2007 the incredible total of 93,149 houses were built.
Unemployment is now at higher than 1997 levels.
Brian Cowen



Éirígí -Welcome to the NAMA Republic Poster April 15, 2010

Many thanks to the donor…
In an effort to highlight the disgraceful behaviour of the Leinster House establishment and the business class with regard to the NAMA saga, éirígí has launched a satirical version of the 1916 Proclamation…..

in pdf format


Brian Cowen -Final Election Message -Laois-Offaly 2007 GE December 22, 2009

Brian Cowens final election message to constituents in 2007. He asks Voters to ‘let us proceed with the Next Steps’… ‘to ensure Bertie Ahern continues the good work…’
The candidates shown are Sean Fleming, John Moloney and John Foley.

John Foley is the chap who disappeared and then reappeared in that David Davin Power report from the Fianna Fail Ard Fheis a few years back.


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