Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

‘Budget Guide 2011’ from Billy Kelleher- Fianna Fail -Cork North Central January 19, 2011

A recent guide to budget 2011 from Fianna Fail Cork North Central TD Billy Kelleher.
He writes “Some of the changes will have an impact on individuals and families and I am very conscious of this.”



“Down The Plughole” -Flyer from Jonathan O’Brien -Sinn Fein -Cork North Central 2011 GE January 17, 2011

First off many thanks to the photographer for the use of the image.
A Leaflet from Sinn Fein Cork North Central candidate Jonathan O’Brien from the 2011 General Election Campaign.
Apologies for that the image is hard to read.



Leaflet for Mick Barry -Socialist Party -Cork North Central 2007 GE October 18, 2010

From the 2007 General Election a leaflet for Socialist Party candidate Mick Barry running in Cork North Central.
Barry who had topped the poll in the 2004 Local Elections, polled 1,700 votes. He again topped the poll in the 2009 Local Elections and is seen as an outside chance for a seat at the next General Election.

Mick Barry



Flyer for Billy Kelleher -Fianna Fail – Cork North central 2007 General Election September 27, 2010

From the 2007 General election a flyer for Fianna Fail candidate Billy Kelleher running in Cork North Central. Kelleher, who was first elected in 1997, topped the poll and was elected on the first count.
He is a cousin of former Fine Gael TD Liam Burke.
Billy Kelleher was appointed Minister of State with responsibility for Trade and Commerce in early 2009.



“You Live in this Area- Vote for this Area” -Noel O’Flynn Fianna Fail -2002 GE Cork North Central August 14, 2010

From the 2002 General Election a leaflet for Cork North Central Fianna Fail TD Noel O’Flynn. O’Flynn seemingly under pressure for the seat issued this leaflet highlighting his connections with the local area.
He duly topped the poll.
Many thanks to the sender



Gary O’Flynn -Fianna Fail -2004 Local Elections Cork July 16, 2010

From the 2004 Local Elections a flyer for Fianna Fail candidate Gary O’Flynn running in the Cork North Central Ward. Gary O’Flynn was comfortably elected.
In 2003 he was co-opted to replace his Father Noel O’Flynn. In 2008 he resigned his seat and his brother Kenneth O’Flynn was co-opted to replace him on the council.



Ted Tynan Newsletter-Workers Party 2004 Local Elections July 13, 2010

A  2004 Newsletter from Workers Party candidate in Cork North Central  Ted Tynan. He  won a seat in the 2009 Locals



Cancer Awareness Information Leaflet from Fianna Fail TD Noel O’Flynn July 9, 2010

A Cancer Awareness Information Leaflet from Fianna Fail TD for Cork North Central Noel O’Flynn.
A surely worthy venture from O’Flynn.
He writes….
Over a number of years, I have lost both family and friends to Cancer.
There is not a household in the country, which has escaped this scourge in some shape or form.
In this leaflet I hope to outline and make people aware of various types of Cancer that have affected many people of this country.
My soul purpose for this Newsletter is to heighten awareness and extend useful information and also provided information with regards to support groups for this terrible illness..

Many thanks to the sender.



Ad in Evening Echo for Mick Barry -Socialist Party -2004 Local Elections May 24, 2010

A simple Evening Echo Ad for Socialist Party candidate Mick Barry from the 2004 Local Elections, where he was elected to Cork City Council for the first time.
In 2009 he was again elected to Cork City Council, topping the poll and being elected on the first count. He is seen as having an outside chance at the next General Election.
Many thanks to the sender.


Donogh MacCarthy Morrogh (Mr Mac) – Green Party -Cork North Central 1992 December 17, 2009

Donogh MacCarthy Morrogh (Mr Mac) from the 1992 General election where he polled 818 votes. He was the Gardener on Cork Multichannel, how big a role that was I don’t know.
Given the current prominence of ‘Green Jobs’ here we have them being promoted in 1992 by Donogh MacCarthy Morrogh. Amongst the proposals were recycling and insulation, the Green jobs still being touted today.
I don’t know if the Beautiful City – Garden Festival ever took place.



Famous Cork Independent – Cllr Bernie Murphy-Cork NC and Cork SC 1987 September 9, 2009

1987 General election and Bernie Murphy, having been elected to the council two years previous to much ado, stands for the Dail. As you’ll read he was seen as a Joke candidate and his election caused uproar.The only manifesto I’ve ever bought.
Quite amusing and may bring back memories of the man to many Corkonians.



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