Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Bertie Ahern letter in Support of Cyprian Brady- 2011 General Election Dublin Central April 7, 2011

From the 2011 General Election campaign a letter from Bertie Ahern to voters in Dublin Central in support of Fianna Fail candidate Cyprian Brady.
In the letter Bertie , amongst other things, expresses ‘regret’ for all those that have lost their jobs as well as extolling Cyprians virtues.


‘Good Morning Voter from your Local Representative’- Cyprian Brady -Fianna Fail Dublin Central February 25, 2011

‘Good Morning Voter from your Local Representative’ writes Fianna Fail Dublin Central candidate Cyprian Brady. Its almost exactly the same as Berties 2007 letter with the same title.



“Cyprian Brady sets the record straight” -Fianna Fail- Dublin Central February 24, 2011

From the 2011 General Election, Fianna Fail candidate “Cyprian Brady sets the record straight” . All sorts of things are covered from him being born and bred locally, his vote at the last election and we learn that he is a “Very Ordinary, decent, Loyal person”
many thanks to the sender.



‘We have many reasons to be hopeful’ -‘Evening of Election Letter’ From Cyprian Brady- 2011 General Election -Dublin Central February 2, 2011

From the 2011 General Election ‘Evening of Election Letter’ to voters from Dublin Central Fianna Fail TD Cyprian Brady.
‘We have many reasons to be hopeful’ writes Cyprian…..
Also his cover “A Message From your local Representative”  and the style and content  of letter  is similar identical to that used by Bertie in the past. (an example)



2010 Christmas Card from Bertie Ahern and Cyprian Brady – details all the good things done over the past year December 20, 2010

From Bertie and Cyprian a Christmas card with the message
“Thank You and Best Wishes for Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year” – ‘From Your Local TDs -Fianna Fail’.
Inside we’ve a garish picture of Bertie and one of Cyprian also. We get to read about all the good news in Dublin Central over the past year.
At the back is a lovely picture of St Lukes with details of Clinic Times and contact details.
Many thanks to the sender.



‘Good Morning Voter from your Local Representative’- Bertie Ahern -Fianna Fail 2007 Dublin Central February 2, 2010

‘Good Morning Voter from your Local Representative’, Bertie Aherns letter that arrived on door steps on Election day 2007 in Dublin Central.
Bertie writes that “Its a choice whether Ireland goes forward or back, between costed policies that are working or a gamble with Irelands future”.
Was it not Bertie that gambled with Irelands future?
Bertie also shows where his preference lies regarding Cyprian Brady.



The letter that got Cyprian Brady elected -Fianna Fail 2007 -Dublin Central December 8, 2009

The night before the 2007 General Election, this leaflet was distributed in almost all areas (note the ‘your area’) of Dublin Central (Such stunts are not unusual). Mary Fitzpatrick wasn’t best pleased, especially as she didn’t have time to respond before the election.
Having received just 939 first preference votes, Cyprian Brady gets elected. How? He got the lions share of transfers from Bertie Aherns surplus, it was enough to put him ahead of Mary Fitzpatrick. When Mary Fitzpatrick was eliminated, Cyprian got the bulk of her transfers and finished comfortably ahead of Paschal Donohoe to win the final seat.
So this letter was deemed to have worked.


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