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.
Many thanks to the sender.

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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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Stephen O’Byrnes -Progressive Democrats -Dublin North East 1992 GE March 11, 2011


From the 1992 General Election a flyer for Progressive Democrat candidate Stephen O’Byrnes running in Dublin North East. He polled 2,034 votes and failed to win a seat.
O’Byrnes spent a number of years working for the PDs including a spell as Press secretary.

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“Keep Sinn Fein Out!” -‘Vote Power No 1’ -Averil Power -Fianna Fail-Dublin North East March 1, 2011


“Keep Sinn Fein Out!” reads the leaflet from Fianna Fails Averil Power running in Dublin North East in the 2011 General Election. She quotes The Evening Herald, The Irish Times and Newstalk to argue her case that she was the only candidate to stop Sinn Feins Larry O’Toole being elected. In the end neither Power or O’Toole were elected as Labour’s Sean Kenny took the third and final seat.

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Flyer for Raymond Sexton -Independent- Dublin North East February 26, 2011


From the 2011 General Election a flyer for Independent candidate Raymond Sexton who is running in Dublin North East.

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Flyer for Eamonn Blaney -New Vision -Dublin North East -2011 General Election February 19, 2011


A Flyer for Eamonn Blaney an Independent running under the ‘New Vision’ banner in Dublin North East in the 2011 General Election. Blaney is a son of former Minister and Independent Fianna Fail TD the late Neil T Blaney, a nephew of former TD Harry Blaney, a grandson of former TD Neal Blaney, a cousin of Niall Blaney who is retiring at this election and Councillor Liam Blaney as well as a brother of Dara Blaney who is standing in Donegal North East also under the New Vision Banner.
His Website

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Flyer for Jimmy Guerin- Independent -Dublin North East February 9, 2011


From the 2011 General Election a flyer for Independent candidate Jimmy Guerin running in Dublin North East. In 2009 he stood in the Local Elections polling 1,814 votes and narrowly missed out on a seat in the Howth-Malahide ward.
He is the brother of the late Veronica Guerin.
His Website

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Letter from Fine Gaels Terence Flanagan to voters in Dublin North East -2011 General Election February 6, 2011


From the 2011 General Election a letter to voters from Fine Gael Dublin North East candidate Terence Flanagan.

 

Flyer for Tommy Broughan -Labour -Dublin NorthEast 2011 February 4, 2011


From the 2011 General Election a flyer for Labour Party candidate Tommy Broughan running in Dublin North East. It also asks for a number 2 vote for running mate Sean Kenny.
Broughan and Kenny were first on the ticket together in the 1989 General Election. The one occasion where they both were elected was in the 1992 Spring Tide General Election.

 

Flyer for Brian Greene- Dublin North East United Left Alliance Launch 3rd February January 25, 2011


A flyer for the launch of the Campaign of Brian Greene running in Dublin North East under the United Left Alliance banner. The launch is taking place on the 3rd February and the speakers include Greene himself aswell as Clare Daly and Joan Collins.
Many thanks to the sender

 

Flyer For Larry O’Toole -Sinn Fein -2002 GE Dublin North East December 2, 2010


From the 2002 General Election a flyer for Sinn Fein candidate Larry O’Toole running in Dublin North East. O’Toole polled 3,003 votes and failed to win a seat.

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‘They’ve Blown It! FF/PD Government Squander 5 Golden Years’ -Gavin Doyle, Michael Joe Cosgrave -Fine Gael 2002 GE Dublin North East October 7, 2010


From the 2002 General Election a Fine Gael leaflet for candidates Gavin Doyle and Michael Joe Cosgrave running in Dublin North East.
The headline being ‘They’ve Blown It! FF/PD Government Squander five Golden Years’
It goes on to detail inaction in Health, Crime, Traffic and the LUAS as well as Fine Gael achievements in the Rainbow Government.
Neither Doyle or Cosgrave (who lost his seat) were elected.
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‘How Labour has made the Vital Difference’ -Tommy Broughan, Sean Kenny -Labour Party-1997 General Election Dublin North East August 24, 2010


From the 1997 General Election a leaflet for Labour candidates Sean Kenny and Tommy Broughan. Both had been elected in the Spring Tide of 1992 as Labour took 30% of the vote in Dublin North East. In 1997 with the Labour vote down Tommy Broughan held on to his seat whilst Sean Kenny lost out.
The main thing in this leaflet is ‘How Labour has made the Vital Difference’ with stats galore comparing the 1992-1997 period to the previous Fianna Fail/PD government.
You will also notice the Partnership Works Slogan that Labour , Fine Gael and Democratic Left had in the 1997 Election.

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