Irish Election Literature

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“I.F.F. News” -Niall Blaney – Independent Fianna Fáil -2002 General Election – Donegal North East June 28, 2021

From the 2002 General Election a paper “IFF News” produced by Niall Blaney who was running for Independent Fianna Fáil in Donegal North East. In what turned out to be the last General Election fought by the Blaney Independent Fianna Fáil Party, Blaney polled 6,124 votes and was elected.

You can listen to a podcast I did on The Blaney Organisation here


Flyer from Hugh Conaghan -Fianna Fail -1976 Donegal North East By-Election July 1, 2014

From the 1976 Donegal North East By-Election a flyer from Hugh Conaghan who was running for Fianna Fail. The by-election won by Independent Fianna Fail candidate Paddy Keaveney (Father of former Fianna Fail TD Celecia Keaveney) , was caused by the passing of Fianna Fail TD Liam Cunningham. Hugh Conaghan was elected to the Dail in 1977 and served as a TD until 1989. The by election result.
Many thanks to the sender.



Leaflet from Frank Gallagher -Green Party -Donegal North East -2007 General Election September 15, 2013

From the 2007 General Election a leaflet from Green Party candidate in Donegal North East Frank Gallagher. Gallagher polled a respectable 520 votes.
Sadly he passed away in 2011 aged 56.
Many thanks to the sender.




Leaflet from Dara Blaney -Independent – Donegal North East -2011 General Election December 10, 2012

From the 2011 General Election a Leaflet from Dara Blaney who was running as an Independent/ New Vision candidate in Donegal North East. Blaney , son of the late a Neil Blaney polled 1,228 votes and failed to win a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.



Flyer for Ryan Stewart -Independent-Donegal North East 2011 General Election January 20, 2011

From the 2011 General Election a leaflet for Independent Candidate Ryan Stewart running in Donegal North East.
He is a member of the “Independent Alliance For Change”.
His Website


Jimmy Harte -Independent (Now Labour) -Dongeal North East 2007 General Election. October 10, 2010

From the 2007 General Election a leaflet for Independent Candidate (and recent Labour Recruit) Jimmy Harte running in Donegal North East.
The Letterkenny based formed Fine Gael councillor polled 1314 votes. He is son of former Fine Gael TD Paddy Harte. The leaflet is a messy size, so I’ve uploaded it in *.pdf HERE


Cecilia Keaveney- Fianna Fail- 2007 Donegal North East September 5, 2010

From the 2007 General Election a leaflet for Fianna Fail candidate Cecilia Keaveney running in Donegal North East. With the Blaney Independent Fianna Fail organisation rejoining the mothership and Jim McDaid deciding to stand again, Fianna Fail went into the election with 3 sitting TDs fighting for 3 seats.
Despite polling 6,362 votes the Inishowen based Keaveney lost her seat to Fine Gael Senator Joe McHugh.
She is the daughter of former Independent Fianna Fail TD Paddy Keaveney who was elected in the 1976 By Election. Paddy Keavaney lost his seat in the 1977 General Election. He later rejoined Fianna Fail. (an old Leaflet of him standing for Fianna Fail).
20 years after her fathers election. Cecilia Keaveney was also first elected in a By Election, the by election due to the death of her Fathers former Colleague Neil T Blaney. (an old Neil T Blaney Leaflet)



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