Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

1992 Dick Spring Speech on “Abortion and The Right To Life” February 23, 2017

From a 1993 Group of The Party Of European Socialists publication of “A Collection of Speeches Of Dick Spring” (in pdf format) a Speech on “Abortion and The Right To Life” from the 1992 Abortion Referendum Campaign which was held in the initial aftermath of the X-Case. It’s still highly relevant today. Click on the image or the link.



“Maastricht- Ireland in the Community” leaflet from Labour February 16, 2017

A leaflet produced by The Labour Party and The Socialist Group European Parliament explaining the Maastricht treaty , what it was , it’s benefits and challenges for Ireland. It has pieces by Barry Desmond, Dick Spring and Niamh Bhreathnach.
Many thanks to the sender.



“Penalising the sick is obscene!” from Labour November 1982 July 26, 2016

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From the November 1982 General Election, “Penalising the sick is obscene!” an ad that appeared in the Evening Press at the time.
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Leaflet from Johnny Commane, Maeve Spring- Labour -Tralee – 1999 Local Elections July 22, 2016

From the 1999 Local Elections a leaflet from Johnny Commane and Maeve Spring running for Labour in Tralee. The leaflet also has a message from Dick Spring as well as a message asking voters to back Paula Desmond in the European Elections. Maeve Spring was elected.
Many thanks to the sender.



Leaflet from Dick Spring -Labour- Kerry North- November 1982 General Election July 23, 2013

From the November 1982 General Election a flyer from then Labour Party leader Dick Spring running in Kerry North.
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From 1992 “An Important Message from Dick Spring to Dublin Families” March 6, 2011

From the 1992 General Election , The Spring Tide, “An Important Message from Dick Spring to Dublin Families”. The leaflet hit out at Fianna Fail lies.
It also shows how highly regarded by the electorate Dick Spring was at the time. By that it was a message from Dick Spring as opposed to a message from The Labour Party.
Interestingly enough he says that “Labour has NO plans to introduce a new property or house tax”


Ruairi Quinn Leaflet -1992 General Election -Dublin South East September 29, 2010

From the 1992 General Election a leaflet from Labour candidate in Dublin South East Ruairi Quinn. Quinn polled 10,381 votes and was elected on the first count with well over a quota.
On the front of the leaflet is Ruairi Quinn with Dick Spring and a nice message from Spring.
On the inside is a critique of the FF/PD government. There were 300,000 unemployed. Major Property Owners and farmers were amongst those that Labour wanted to pay their ‘Fair Share’ in Tax.



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