Irish Election Literature

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Flyer for Brian O’ Domhnaill – Fianna Fail 2010 Donegal South West By-Election November 13, 2010

From the 2010 Donegal South West By-Election a flyer for Fianna Fail candidate Brian Ó Domhnaill.
In the main, it flirts away from National issues and focuses on the Candidate.
Brian Ó Domhnaill Donegal



Jimmy Somers -Labour Party Newsletter – November 1983 Dublin Central By-election November 10, 2009

This was delivered during the 1983 Dublin Central by-election campaign. In tight times the Social Welfare Christmas Bonus was to be paid thanks to Labour Minister Barry Desmond. The voters weren’t thanking him as Somers finished fifth on the day behind the Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, Workers Party and Sinn Fein Candidates.
Jimmy Somers is a former President of SIPTU and was previously in the ITGWU. He was also a local to the area.


John Ryan- Democratic Left- Limerick East By Election 1998 October 21, 2009

John Ryan from the 1998 Limerick East By-election (Caused by the death of Jim Kemmy). It took place on the 11th March along with the Dublin North By-election. As far as I’m aware it was the last day the name Democratic Left appeared on an Irish ballot paper.
The By-Election was won by Labours Jan O’Sullivan. Fianna Fail only got 23% of the vote.
John Ryan had been elected to Limerick Corporation in 1991 as a Workers Party candidate and there were hopes that he would build a substantial base from that.
Here we have testaments about Ryan from ‘Limerick people’ and also from the Parties top table.



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