Irish Election Literature

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“We Hear You” Leaflet on Drugs from Ray Burke of Fianna Fáil in 1997 May 18, 2021

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From the 1997 a leaflet outlining the Fianna Fáil policy on tackling the drug issue from Ray Burke.


Spring 2015 Newsletter from Clare Daly “Dublin North’s Independent Socialist TD” June 3, 2015

The Spring 2015 Newsletter from Clare Daly “Dublin North’s Independent Socialist TD”.
Many thanks to the sender.



James Reilly letter to electors Dublin North -2011 General Election October 3, 2012

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From the 2011 General Election a letter to constituents from Fine Gael candidate James Reilly running in Dublin North. Reilly topped the poll with 10,178 votes and was elected on the first count.


Clare Daly ‘Autumn Newsletter’ (first since leaving Socialist Party) September 12, 2012

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The first leaflet produced by ULA TD for Dublin North Clare Daly since her resignation from the Socialist Party. On her leaving the party…

Thanks to all my constituents, friends and colleagues who took the time to send messages of support during the recent vicious smear campaign following my resignation from the Socialist Party.
Less there be any doubt, this had nothing to do with any support for Mick Wallace’s company’s under declaration of VAT. I have clearly stated that this should not have happened and that the money should be repaid. An arrangement has been made in that regard. The Budget in December will contain further cuts in health, education, social welfare and council services, while taxes will be increased. No one will escape the coalition’s austerity agenda.

As the only opposition TD in Dublin Fingal I will use that platform to step up the fight against government at a local and national level, with the same principle, passion and intensity as I have over the last 18 years. To that end I will work with the other ULA TDs and activists, to build it into a more campaigning and substantial force than it has been to date.

I will be hosting meetings in the coming weeks to outline plans for the future. If you are interested in working along side me on any issue or joining our team please see contact details below.

available in pdf here



Leaflet from Clare Daly -Socialist Party -1997 General Election- Dublin North March 9, 2011

From the 1997 General election a flyer from Socialist Party candidate in Dublin North Clare Daly. Daly polled 2,971 votes and didn’t win a seat. She won a council seat in 1999 standing in Swords which she retained in 2004 and 2009. In the 2011 General Election she was elected to the Dail.


‘Political Reform’ leaflet from Alan Farrell- Fine Gael- Dublin North February 12, 2011

From the 2011 General Election campaign a leaflet focusing on Political Reform from Fine Gael candidate in Dublin North Alan Farrell.
amongst the proposals are 20 less TDs and no more “mercs and perks”.



Poster for Dr Mark Harold -Independent -Dublin North February 8, 2011

From the 2011 General Election a poster for Independent candidate Mark Harold running in Dublin North. In 2002 he stood as a member of the Independents Health Alliance in Dublin North East polling a respectable 2,116 votes.
The sender notes “Dr Mark Harrold, a clinical psychologist from Malahide – best known for blowing the whistle on abuse at Leas Cross – is running as an Independent in Dublin North.”
His website is


Leaflet from Trevor Sargent -Green Party -Dublin North -2011 General Election January 28, 2011

From the 2011 General Election a Balbriggan focused leaflet from Green Party TD for Dublin North Trevor Sargent.



Letter from Alan Farrell introducing himself to voters- Fine Gael Dublin North 2011 GE December 22, 2010

A letter to voters from Alan Farrell, the recently selected Fine Gael candidate for Dublin North.
In the letter Councillor Farrell introduces himself to voters.


Clare Daly Balbriggan Newsletter -Socialist Party -2007 GE Dublin North November 9, 2010

From the 2007 General Election , From Socialist Party candidate Clare Daly, a Balbriggan Newsletter. The newsletter focuses on Management Companies and the negative impact made by them.
Things were bad in 2007 but must be far worse now as the management fee goes down the list of bills to be paid.



Flyer from Philip Jenkinson -Fine Gael – Dublin North By-Election March 1998 August 22, 2010

From the 1998 Dublin North By-Election, a flyer for the Fine Gael Candidate Philip Jenkinson. He polled 3,185 votes in a contest won by Labours Sean Ryan.
The By-Election was caused by the resignation of Fianna Fail Ray Burke from allegations of Corruption.
Thus we have the line in the flyer, “I’m not in politics for myself. There has been too much of that recently.



John O’Leary -Fianna Fail -Dublin North 2007 General Election July 4, 2010

A leaflet from former Dublin Goalkeeper John O’Leary running for Fianna Fail in the 2007 General Election in Dublin North.
He polled a decent 5,074 votes but failed to get in.



Clare Daly Flyer -Socialist Party -2007 General Election Dublin North May 3, 2010

From the 2007 General Election campaign in Dublin North a flyer from Socialist Party candidate Clare Daly. Clare Daly narrowly missed out on a seat.
‘Elect a tireless campaigner with an unrivalled record’.


‘Dublin North Transport Newsletter’ -Clare Daly -Socialist Party – 2007 General Election April 19, 2010

From the 2007 General Election Campaign a Dublin North Transport Newsletter produced by councillor Clare Daly the Socialist Party candidate. Despite getting a creditable 4,872 votes Calre Daly wasn’t elected.
Simple things such as increasing the size of trains and of platforms, school bus services, more bus services are amongst the items mentioned.  There is of course mention of the Gridlock and the poor planning that led to having such a vast commuter belt without proper public transport services.



David O’Connor -Independent -Dublin North 2007 GE April 17, 2010

From the 2007 General Election in Dublin North, Independent candidate David O’Connor. The long serving councillor ‘a born and bred Fingal man’ polled 1,396 votes.
Interesting to see him decked out in the Dubs jersey in the leaflet, especially as one of his opponents was former Dublin goalkeeper John O’Leary running for Fianna Fail.



Clare Daly Letter urging a vote for Terry Kelleher -Socialist Party -Balbriggan Locan Elections 2009 April 10, 2010

From the 2009 Local Elections a letter from councillor Clare Daly urging voters to vote for The Socialist Party candidate Terry Kelleher in Balbriggan. She also asks voters to vote for Joe Higgins in the European Elections.
Terry Kellher was elected to Balbriggan Town Council.

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Joe Holohan -Democratic Left -Dublin North by-election 1998 March 2, 2010

Joe Holohan of The Democratic Left from the Dublin North by -Election held on the 11th of March 1998.
It was the last day that The Democratic Left appeared on a ballot paper (There was a by-election in Limerick East on the same day).
Joe Holohan polled just 225 votes coming in behind amongst others the Christian Solidarity Party.(result at The vote surely helped speed along the merger with the Labour party which happened less than a year later.



Nora Owen, Cathal Boland -Fine Gael -Dublin North 2002 GE January 3, 2010

It was here in the 2002 General Election that one of the Flaws of the electronic voting system was made apparent.
The result was just announced by the returning officer with little or no indication to the candidates as to their success. On live TV Nora Owen lost her seat without any prior indication that she had done so. It was deemed as cruel and the proposed system was changed to give updates after each count rather than just deliver the end result.
The Fact that Nora Owen was a Minister added to the drama.

The Leaflets below also show how Fine Gael were not exactly spendthrift given the promises listed.



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