Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Coir -“You are being Sold Out -Make the EU Listen to Irish Farmers” -Vote No To Lisbon February 15, 2012

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From the Lisbon Treaty Referendum a leaflet from Coir focusing on Farmers and what they’d lose if Lisbon was passed.



Coir ‘Vote NO’ posters from Lisbon 2 November 8, 2011

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A series of five Coir posters urging a no vote in the second Lisbon Treaty Referendum. They caused some controversy at the time.



Coir leaflet – ” Lisbon: A Step Too Far? – 4 Things You Should Know About The Lisbon Treaty” September 21, 2011

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From the first Lisbon Treaty vote a leaflet from Coir ” Lisbon: A Step Too Far? – 4 Things You Should Know About The Lisbon Treaty”.



“Don’t Sell Out Dev’s Constitution” Flyer from Coir -Lisbon Treaty January 24, 2011

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From the second Lisbon Treaty campaign a flyer from Coir urging a No vote with the message “Don’t Sell Out Dev’s Constitution”



“Club Lisbon -Free Admission (But theres a catch or two)” – Flyer from Coir July 29, 2010

From the second Lisbon Treaty Referendum a Flyer from Coir in the guise of a nite club flyer. Eye catching to say the least.



‘A Godless Empire’ -‘Protect Our Christian Values’ – Vote No To Lisbon -Coir Leaflet from first Lisbon Referendum June 23, 2010

From the first Lisbon Referendum Campaign a Coir leaflet with the headline ‘A Godless Empire’ . Pope Benedict is quoted too ‘Don’t deny your Christian roots’. ‘Protect Our Christian Values‘ and Vote No To Lisbon.



Youth Defence Membership leaflet from 2004 June 9, 2010

From around 2004 a membership leaflet from ‘Ireland’s only pro-life organisation for young people‘ Youth Defence.
According to the leaflet they have attracted more than 5000 members. There are commendations of Youth Defence (or YD) from amongst others The Evening Herald and Pope John Paul II.
It explains ‘What is YD?’ , ‘What Does YD Do‘ and ‘Why Get Involved?

Niamh Nic Mhathúna and Justin Barrett are amongst those Youth Defence members that have stood for election.



Muintir na hÉireann Letter and Richard Greene Leaflet -1997 Dublin South April 26, 2010

From the 1997 General Election in Dublin South, Richard Greene running for Muintir na hÉireann. The party may not have been registered at the time so Greene would have been classed as an Independent. Greene polled 1,431 votes and failed to win a seat.
It had been founded in 1994 and lasted a number of years. Although Richard Greene was a Councillor in 1997 , he had been initially elected as a Green Party councillor for Clonskeagh before a parting of ways. The party never had anyone elected. Emmanuel Sweeney who stood in the 2009 local and European Elections was also a member of the party.
Richard Greene is now known for his involvement in Coir.



Niamh Nic Mhathúna (now Ui Bhriain) -Independent-Pro Life -1992 Dublin Central (leaflet 2) December 7, 2009

Dublin Central 1992 leaflet of Niamh Nic Mhathúna, involved in Youth Defence, daughter of Una Bean nic Mhathuna of “G’way ye wife-swapping sodomites’ fame. I gather she was involved in Coir too.
As the General Election was being held on the same day as the Abortion Referendum a higher than usual number of pro-life independents stood. Not many fared well. Niamh Nic Mhathúna polled 514 votes.



Richard Greene – Muintir na hÉireann 1997 Dublin South October 7, 2009

In the wake of the Lisbon 2 result, Cóir are considering becoming a political party. This is some of the election literature of Richard Greene one of the main Cóir spokespeople. Greene initially elected a councillor for the Green Party in Clonskeagh, left and founded his own party Muintir na hEireann. This is some of his literature from the 1997 General election.


Niamh Nic Mhathúna (now Niamh Ui Bhriain) of Youth Defence – Independent -Dublin Central 1992 September 24, 2009

Dublin Central 1992 leaflets of Niamh Nic Mhathúna, involved in Youth Defence, daughter of Una Bean nic Mhathuna of “G’way ye wife-swapping sodomites’ fame. The Leaflets are actually printed by Youth Defence. She is also supported by ‘The Family Rights Council’ and ‘The Housewives Union’.

The State  is ‘Anti-Mother’, looks like she reckons the EEC is anti family too.



Justin Barrett – ‘Putting irish People First’

Taken from the 2004 Euro Election campaign. Pro-Lifer and (former?) Youth Defence man Justin Barrett adds Immigration to his policy bow. “Demanding Irish People are given priority to all new jobs” and all sorts of other nuggets.



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