Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

1990 Presidential Election Leaflet endorsing Brian Lenihan from Bertie Ahern, Dermot Fitzpatrick and John Stafford. February 5, 2021

From the 1990 Presidential Election a leaflet distributed in Dublin Central endorsing Brian Lenihan for President. It has messages of support from TD’s Bertie Ahern, Dermot Fitzpatrick and John Stafford as well as local Councillors. There’s also a profile of the candidate. Many thanks to the sender.


“Brian Lenihan -The People’s President” 1990 Presidential Election Booklet May 18, 2020

From the 1990 Presidential Election “Brian Lenihan -The People’s President” an 8 page booklet produced by Fianna Fáil candidate Brain Lenihan.
Scanned and uploaded in pdf format here
Many thanks to the sender


“80 Years of Fianna Fáil in Westmeath” Booklet from 2006 June 28, 2017

From 2006 a booklet “80 Years of Fianna Fáil in Westmeath” giving details of Party TD’s and Senators in that 80 year period as well as a message from Bertie Ahern and pictures of the Local party from 2006.
Many thanks to the sender.



Programme from “Brian Lenihan Shelbourne XI V Tottenham Hotspurs” from 1993 April 10, 2017

From the 16th of July 1993 a programme for a Fianna Fail fundraiser, a friendly between a Brian Lenihan Shels XI and an Ossie Ardiles managed Spurs in Tolka Park. I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf format 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



Flyer from Brian Lenihan -Fianna Fail -1996 Dublin West By Election June 25, 2012

From the 1996 Dublin West By-election a flyer for the late Brian Lenihan Junior. The by-election took place due to the death of Brian Lenihan Senior. It was the then 36 year old Brian Lenihan Juniors first electoral outing and he won the seat polling 6,995 votes and topping the poll. He held the seat until his passing on the 10th of June 2011.
Many thanks to the sender.



Flyer for David McGuinness, Brian Lenihan -Fianna Fail -2011 GE Dublin West September 11, 2011

From the 2011 General Election a flyer for Fianna Fail candidates David McGuinness and the late Brian Lenihan who were running in Dublin West. Lenihan was elected, the sole Fianna Fail TD elected in Dublin. McGuinness is thought to be the frontrunner for the Fianna Fail nomination to contest the forthcoming Dublin West by-election.



Leaflet for Brian Lenihan, David McGuinness -Fianna Fail -Dublin West 2011 June 10, 2011

From the 2011 General Election a leaflet for Fianna Fail candidates , David McGuinness and the late Brian Lenihan. Lenihan was elected.



“Ignore All The Promises – Examine The Facts” Brian Lenihan -Fianna Fail -Dublin West February 23, 2011

“Ignore All The Promises – Examine The Facts” asks Fianna Fails Brian Lenihan in this letter to voters from the 2011 General Election campaign. He writes that we’ve in effect turned the corner and also lists where monies were distributed locally.
Many thanks to the sender.



Letter from Brian Lenihan re a school extension -2011 General Election Dublin West January 31, 2011

First off many thanks to the sender.
From the 2011 General Election Campaign a letter from Fianna Fails Brian Lenihan to voters in Dublin West concerning Educational developments in the area.
Last week potential FF leader , this week writing about is a a school being allowed apply for planning permission for a learning support block.


From 1990 an Ad for a Brian Lenihan Presidential Campaign Rally . December 13, 2010

From the 1990 Presidential Election Campaign an ad for a Rally in Galway for Brian Lenihan “The Peoples President”.
Frank Fahey, Eamon O’Cuiv, Mark Killilea, Micheal Kitt, Noel Tracey, Tom Hussey and Maire Geoghegan-Quinn are pictured with an endorsement for the candidate.
From the Galway Advertiser.
Brian Lenihan


From the 2007 General Election Brian Lenihans ‘Health’ Newsletter November 5, 2010

From March 2007 a newsletter from the then Minister for Children Brian Lenihan. The subject of the newsletter is Health and the advances in facilities in Dublin West.
These days it’s unusual to see him so delighted with spending money on anything.



Brian Lenihan TD – ‘Making Ireland Greener and Cleaner’ – 2006 Newsletter October 1, 2010

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A 2006 Newsletter from then Minister for Children Brian Lenihan. The theme of the Dublin West Fianna Fail TDs newsletter was “Making Ireland Greener and Cleaner”
Amongst the issues covered were Recyling, Sellafield, Bio Fuels etc.  It was part of an effort by all parties to show they had a Green agenda to stifle the Green Party.
Like many such party newsletters they have similar content with just the TDs details and a bit of local information added.

As its large I’ve uploaded the newsletter in *.pdf  HERE. … or click on the image below to open the newsletter.


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”



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 Lenihan , Gerry Lynam -Fianna Fail Dublin West 2007 March 9, 2010

The generic Fianna Fail leaflet that went through the doors at election time throughout the country for the 2007 General Election. Here we have Brian Lenihan and Gerry Lynam running for Fianna Fail in Dublin West. Little or no detail about the candidates. A letter from Bertie Ahern telling us about the Next Steps.
The now Minister of Finance Brian Lenihan topped the poll and was elected on the first count.



Leaflet from Brian Lenihan “The People’s President” -1990 Presidential Election September 18, 2009

In 1990 Brian Lenihan was the favourite for the Presidency…… Pee Flynns championing of stay at home mothers,  the “on mature recollection” statement about phone calls in 1982 and other happenings led to the loss of the Presidency for the first time ever by Fianna Fail. Mary Robinson became our first female president.

It also ended Lenihans Ministerial career as the PDs called for his head on a plate…. and Charlie duly obliged..

The Below doc has a lovely photo of  Lenihan lovingly gazing at Haughey…. the man who would sack him months later. In the family photo you may spot Conor Lenihan with hair and a young Brian junior amongst others.


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