Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

1982 Leaflet from The Anti Amendment Campaign May 7, 2018

From the run up to the 1983 Abortion Referendum a leaflet from the The Anti Amendment Campaign outlining their reasons for opposing the holding of a Referendum. It has the founding statement of the Campaign as well as a list of public figures and groups that backed the campaign.
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From 1977 “Vote Labour. Here are five good reasons why. “ July 10, 2014

From the 1977 General Election “Vote Labour. Here are five good reasons why. “. The five reasons are the outgoing Labour Ministers Brendan Corish, James Tully , Michael O’Leary, Conor Cruise O’Brien and Justin Keating (of which two Conor Cruise O’Brien and Justin Keating lost their seats) and there is a piece on the achievements of each Minister whilst in office.
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Leaflet from Conor Cruise O’Brien, Joe O’Connor, Paddy Dunne -Labour – 1973 General Election Dublin North East April 4, 2012

From the 1973 General Election a flyer from Labour Party Dublin North East candidates Conor Cruise O’Brien, Joe O’Connor and Paddy Dunne. Cruise O’Brien was elected with 7,774 votes, Dunne polled 3,106 votes and missed out whilst O’Connor polled 1,451 votes.
Paddy Dunne was a longstanding Labour Councillor and former Lord Mayor of Dublin who stood in numerous General Elections without success. In 1981 he was nominated to the Seanad.
Joe O’Connor ran again a year later in the Local Elections but failed to win a seat.
Conor Cruise O’Brien had first been elected in 1969 and after this 1973 election was appointed to cabinet as Minister for Posts and Telegraphs. He lost his seat in 1977 and served two years in the Seanad. He later joined Robert McCartneys United Kingdom Unionist Party and was elected to the Northern Ireland Forum. He is also well known as a writer of many books and a columnist with the Irish Independent.
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