From the 1999 European Elections a leaflet from Noel Treacy who was running for Fianna Fail in Connacht -Ulster. The then TD for Galway East polled 47,933 votes and missed out on a seat.
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From the 1994 European Elections a leaflet from Ann Gallagher who was running for Labour in Connaught Ulster. She polled 19,826 votes and missed out on a seat. She had been narrowly defeated in the 1992 General Election standing in Cavan Monaghan and was subsequently elected to the Seanad.
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“Fr. Sharkey for Europe” flyer for Father Liam Sharkey -Independent -1999 European Elections June 9, 2015
From the 1999 European Elections a flyer for Father Liam Sharkey who ran as an Independent in Connaught Ulster. As far as I know he is the last Priest to stand for election here. He polled 5,334 votes and missed out on a seat.
His Website is archived here
Many thanks to the sender.
From the 2009 European Elections an Ad for Libertas candidate in Ireland North West Declan Ganley. Ganley polled 67,638 votes and missed out on the final seat.
1979 leaflet for Michael D Higgins -Labour Party- Connaught Ulster -European Elections June 27, 2012
From the 1979 European Elections a leaflet from the then Councillor and now President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins running for Labour in Connaught Ulster.
He polled 13,062 votes and failed to win a seat. (Result Here)
From the 2009 European Elections a leaflet from Libertas leader Declan Ganley who was running in the North West Constituency. Ganley polled 67,638 votes and missed out on a seat.
Flyer from Pat the Cope Gallagher -Fianna Fail -2009 European Elections Ireland North West July 10, 2011
From the 2009 European Elections a Flyer from Fianna Fail candidate Pat the Cope Gallagher. The Donegal based Gallagher polled 82,643 and won a seat. He had previously served as an MEP from 1994 to 2004.
“Don’t let them sweep your jobs aside!” -Fianna Fail ad for Sean Flanagan, Ray MacSharry 1984 European Elections March 23, 2011
From the 1984 European Elections an ad for Fianna Fail Connaught Ulster candidates Ray MacSharry and Sean Flanagan, with a cartoon of Dick Spring and Garret Fitzgerald beside the headline “Don’t let them sweep your jobs aside!”
Both MacSharry and Flanagan were elected. MacSharry served as an MEP until 1987 when he resigned due to his appointment as Minister for Finance. Mark Killilea was co-opted to replace him.
You might also notice that Fianna ail were part of the “”European Progressive Democrats”
“Blaney For Europe” ads- Neil Blaney-1979 European Elections March 10, 2011
From the 1979 European Elections ads from The Galway Advertiser for Independent Fianna Fail candidate Neil Blaney running in Connaught Ulster.
“The EEC has failed to deliver on the promises made when you voted Yes to entry 7 years ago” writes Blaney giving details on faults from Potato marketing policy to The Regional Fund.
Blaney topped the poll and was elected on the first count.
Interview with Christopher Morris of the ‘Community Democrats of Ireland’- 1979 European Elections October 23, 2010
The Community Democrats of Ireland are a party I know little about. There is little or nothing on them online. They fielded 3 candidates in the 1979 European Elections. (ElectionsIreland.org)
The three were, Christopher Morris in Conaught Ulster, Kevin Clear in Dublin and Michael B Crowe in Munster. All polled poorly.
The below is an interview with Christopher Morris, the party candidate in Connaught Ulster. He mentions the Liberals standing in Northern Ireland. Presumably that was James Murray who also polled poorly.
The Clipping is taken from the wonderful Galway Advertiser Site.
Pat The Cope Gallagher, Mark Killilea -Fianna Fail -Connaught Ulster 1994 European Elections July 7, 2010
From the 1994 European Elections a leaflet for Fianna Fail candidates Mark Killilea and Pat the Cope Gallagher.
Both were elected.
Killilea served two terms in Europe.
Having served as a TD since 1981, Gallagher was first elected to The European Parliament in this 1994 election. He was reelected in 1999 , didn’t stand in 2004 and was elected again in 2009.
‘VOTE MING’ -Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan -Choice Party -late 90s February 17, 2010
A couple of ‘Ming’ posters from Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan. They date from the 1997 General Election in Galway West and 1999 European Elections in Connaught-Ulster.
I’ve no idea who won the Frank Fahey look-a-like competition.
Ming The Merciless was campaigning for the legalisation of Cannabis at the time. He now of course is one of the most popular and respected councillors in Roscommon.
‘You gotta have …’ Paddy Harte, Angela Lupton, Joe McCartin -Fine Gael 1989 European Elections Connaught-Ulster February 9, 2010
From the 1989 European Elections in Connaught-Ulster a Paddy Harte election flyer with the Fine Gael team of Paddy Harte, Angela Lupton and Joe McCartin on the back. Despite the ballot paperish look on the back there isn’t a ‘1’ beside Hartes name.
Donegal based Paddy Harte and Galway based Angela Lupton both failed to get in. The Leitrim based Joe McCartin retained his seat which he held from 1979 to 2004.
Pat Doherty, Dermot Guy, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin -Sinn Fein -1989 European Elections Connaught/Ulster January 27, 2010
Sinn Fein candidates Pat Doherty, Dermot Guy and ‘gifted orator’ Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin from the 1989 European Elections Connaught-Ulster constituency. (The result from electionsireland.org). Pat Doherty is now an MP whilst Caoimhghin O Caolain is the Senior figure for Sinn Fein in the Dail having been first elected in 1997.
Sinn Fein at the time were anti EC (EU) , the issues covered in related to Connaught-Ulster indicate the state of the country at the time.
Letter to voters from Bobby Molloy -Progressive Democrats -1989 European Elections November 20, 2009
A Letter from Bobby Molloy to voters from the 1989 European election campaign. He polled well but failed to win a seat finishing 5th.
Molloy First elected to the Dail in 1965, was one of the first Fianna Fail Politicians to join the newly formed Progessive Democrats in 1986. He retired from politics prior to the 2002 General Election in a controversy over representations made in a rape case.
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