Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

A 2008 “Celtic Nightmare” Leaflet from the Communist Party of Ireland December 2, 2010

From 2008 a leaflet from the Communist Party of Ireland with the then woes of the country listed.
The first line is “Everything appears to be getting out of control” we’ve moved on since then….



“Demand a democratic economy” – Connolly Youth Movement 2009 Leaflet July 26, 2010

A 2009 leaflet “Demand a democratic economy” from the Connolly Youth Movement.



NAMA = welfare for the wealthy! -Leaflet from the Communist Party of Ireland 2009 July 18, 2010

A 2009 leaflet from the Communist Party of Ireland titled “NAMA = welfare for the wealthy!”.
NAMA “…is a case of Irish workers taking all the pain. The much talked about “sharing the pain” is nothing more than a ruse to cover a major attack on workers and their families, while the Rich and powerful, and their lackeys in the media and universities , remain firmly entrenched, retaining the control over economic and thereby political power.”
There is also an ad for the CPIs “An Economy For The Common Good” booklet.



Irish Workers League – No to The Common Market Leaflet 1961 April 3, 2010

I was sent this by a kind reader who notes…
‘…. information leaflet from 1961. It’s a No to the Common Market leaflet, and it was produced by the Irish Workers League, which was the Southern communist organisation at that time – the other grouping being the Communist Party of Northern Ireland. both merged in 1970 to form the CPI.’

It is an interesting enough read telling what would come to pass were we to join the then ‘Common Market’ and giving an Alternative Irish Economy. The EU of today which has no restriction on the flow of capital, goods or labour between member countries’ has come to pass. The effect of Ireland joining as spelt out also came true in areas such as ‘A serious weakening of the position of State industries’, ‘The wiping out of a large section of Irish Industry’ and emigration flourished for 25 years after our initial membership.



Noel Murphy – Communist Party of Ireland – Seanad 2002 November 11, 2009

Noel Murphy stood in a number of elections for the CPI in Cork during the 1980s. This is his literature from his Seanad campaign of 2002. It also illustrates in detail the CPIs policies. The text on the last page is small, hence It will need to be clicked on to be read.




‘Workers and Unemployed Movement’ Meeting Poster 1985 September 28, 2009

This is a poster, I had at home, advertising a meeting to be held on the 12th September 1985 against the ‘Free’ State pay Freeze. A public sector pay freeze had been announced and the ‘Workers and Unemployed Movement’ had organised the meeting. During that period the North Star Hotel was a regular venue for such meetings, it appears to have fallen out of fashion these days. The Blue Tac marks in the corners are due to it being hung on my bedroom wall for a number of years.

The ‘Workers and Unemployed Movement’ was part of  the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist).  Attached also in the post is the cover of Marxist Leninist Weekly dated September 4th 1985 giving a background to the meeting. Many thanks to Conor for taking the time to get that and helping me link the CPI-ML with the meeting. Thanks also to the others that helped make the link between the ‘Workers and Unemployed Movement’ and the CPI-ML .





No To Lisbon – Communist Party of Ireland September 27, 2009

Got sent this today by a kindly Soul…




Communist Party Of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist)- ‘Marxist-Leninist Weekly’ Feb 3rd 1988 September 22, 2009

A copy of Marxist-Leninist Weekly from 3rd Feb 1988. Hits out at Britain and also Israeli Zionism. I’m not sure if this is the full version of the paper or a smaller pamphlet (Tabloid!) version of that weeks edition.

I can only presume that the group organizing the advertised Rally and march to the British Embassy ,”The Spirit of Freedom Committee” was the CPI-ML in ‘disguise’. A theme that runs through a lot of the Irish Left literature I have and I’d imagine internationally.

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Communist Party of Ireland -Anti Water Rates pamphlet from 1983 September 9, 2009

‘Pull The Plug On The Water Rates Fraud’ ask the Communist Party of Ireland in a leaflet from around 1983.  With Water Rates supposedly on their way back, its worth a read.
There is a Join The Communist Party Form at the back.



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