Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from Frank Ryan and George Gilmore -Republican Congress – 1936 Local Elections October 14, 2015


From the 1936 Local Elections a leaflet from Frank Ryan and George Gilmore who were running for Republican Congress in The Dublin North West Ward and The Dublin North East Ward. Gilmore polled 730 votes and Ryan polled 418 votes. Both Ryan and Gilmore lived in interesting times. Both had been involved in the IRA and Ryan fought in the Spanish Civil War.
Many thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet from Sean O’Moore , Frank Robbins -National Labour Party -1948 General Election- Dublin North East September 13, 2014


From the 1948 General Election a leaflet from Sean O’Moore and Frank Robbins who were running for the National Labour Party in Dublin North East. Both candidates were veterans of 1916. Sean O’Moore polled 440 votes and Frank Robbins polled 476 votes. Neither were elected.
Many thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet from Terence Flanagan- Fine Gael- 2011 General Election Dublin North East January 20, 2013

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From the 2011 General Election a leaflet from Fine Gaels Terence Flanagan who was running in Dublin North East. First elected to the Dail in 2007, Flanagan topped the poll in 2011 and was elected on the first count.

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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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Flyer from Terence Flanagan- Fine Gael Dublin North East- 2007 General Election July 7, 2011


From the 2007 General Election, a Flyer from Terence Flanagan one of the Fine Gael candidates in Dublin North East.
Despite being in fifth place after the first count on 4,483 votes he was second over the line to be elected in the 3 seater. He was returned again in 2011.

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“A Worker on the Ground – Always Around” Martin Brady -Fianna Fail -1997 General Election -Dublin North East July 1, 2011


From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from Fianna Fail candidate in Dublin North East Martin Brady. Notice how crime was the first issue listed … Zero Tolerance on crime which was one of the main tenets of that 1997 Fianna Fail Election campaign. He also gives a mention to “Proper controls to stem the flow of illegal immigrants”.
Brady was elected.

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“Stop the Motorways -Say the Greens”-Keith Redmond- Progressive Democrats 2007 GE Dublin North East June 25, 2011


From the 2007 General Election a flyer from Progressive democrat candidate Keith Redmond who was running in Dublin North East. On the reverse is one of a series of cartoons used by the PDs during that campaign with the theme being “Stop the Motorways -Say the Greens”.
Redmond polled 749 votes.

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