Irish Election Literature

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“Keep The Doctor in the House” Noel Browne -National Progressive Democrats 1961 General Election -Dublin South East August 23, 2018


From the 1961 General Election an ad for Noel Browne who was running for the shortlived National Progressive Democrats in Dublin South East. Browne was elected.

 

2007 Election Manifesto from Lucinda Creighton -Fine Gael -Dublin South East September 8, 2017

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From the 2007 General Election , a 16 page manifesto produced by Lucinda Creighton who was running for Fine Gael in Dublin South EastI’ve uploaded it in pdf format here

 

Leaflet from Noel Ivory – Independent – Dublin South East 2007 General Election February 7, 2016

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A rather frankly worded leaflet from Noel Ivory who ran as an Independent in the 2007 General Election in Dublin South East. He polled 84 votes and missed out on a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet from Máire Kirrane – The National Party (Catholic Democrats) -1997 General Election -Dublin South East July 31, 2014


From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from Máire Kirrane who was running for The National Party which had been founded by Nora Bennis in the wake of her run in the 1994 European Elections. They are now called The Catholic Democrats and Theresa Heaney ran for them in the 2014 European Elections
Máire Kirrane polled 1,169 votes and missed out on a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.
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“The Real Party of The Environment … Progressive Democrats” -Michael McDowell -1997 General Election- Dublin South East July 12, 2014


“The Real Party of The Environment” a leaflet from Michael McDowell of The Progressive Democrats from the 1997 General Election. Despite the leaflet McDowell lost his seat with John Gormley of  The Green Party winning a seat instead. As the Greens were making progress in the polls, in elections between 1997 and 2007 all parties tried to show off their environmental credentials.
Many thanks to the sender.
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From December 1969 a booklet (including menu) for a John A Costello Presentation evening by Dublin South East Fine Gael January 2, 2014

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A lovely piece this, the booklet from a December 1969 Presentation evening by Dublin South East Fine Gael for John A Costello held in Jurys hotel. Amongst those speaking were Garret Fitzgerald, Tom O’Higgins and Liam Cosgrave. Many thanks to the sender.
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‘News Update -Winter 2013’ from Lucinda Creighton -Reform Alliance -Dublin Bay South December 10, 2013


A news update from former Fine Gael TD Lucinda Creighton. In it she thanks people for their support since she left the party and outlines the policies of the Reform Alliance. It also contains local news.
Many thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet from John Kenny -Progressive Democrats -2004 Local Elections South East Inner City April 29, 2013


From the 2004 Local Elections a newsletter from Progressive Democrats candidate John Kenny who was running in Dublins South East Inner City Ward. Kenny polled 324 votes and failed to win a seat. He was co-opted to replace Wendy Hederman on Dublin City Council in 2007 and didn’t stand in the 2009 Local Elections by which time the PDs had disbanded.

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“Hecklers! – We Love Them…” 1948 anti Clann Na Poblachta ad from Fianna Fail October 23, 2012


Interesting piece of history this an anti Clann Na Poblachta ad from Fianna Fail from the 1948 General Election Campaign.
The Fianna Fail candidates were Sean MacEntee (later Tainiste) and Michael Yeats (son of WB Yeats) and MacEntee was elected. Amongst the Clann Na Poblachta candidates was Noel Browne (who was also elected).

 

“Good Morning” flyer from Chris Andrews “Representation with Integrity” – Fianna Fail -2011 General Election Dublin South East August 13, 2012


From the morning of the 2011 General Election a ‘Good Morning’ flyer from Fianna Fail candidate Chris Andrews running in Dublin South East. Using the slogan “Representation with Integrity” Andrews flyer does not mention Fianna Fail nor have the party logo.  Andrews who had been elected in 2007 lost his seat polling 3,922 votes.

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Flyer from Michael Donnelly, Mary Hanafin, Derek Mooney -Fianna Fail -1991 Local Elections-Rathmines June 27, 2012


From the 1991 Local Elections a flyer for Fianna Fail candidates Michael Donnelly, Mary Hanafin and Derek Mooney who were running in Rathmines. Michael Donnelly topped the poll with 1,985 votes whilst Mary Hanafin polled 1,083 votes and lost the seat she had won in 1985. Derek Mooney polled 309 votes and also missed out. (Result here)
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Gerard Brady, Seamus Kenny, Pól Mac Murchú and Noirin Slattery- Fianna Fail 1979 Local Elections Area 9 Dublin June 25, 2012


From the 1979 Local Elections a leaflet for Gerard Brady, Seamus Kenny, Pól Mac Murchú and Noirin Slattery who were running for Fianna Fail in area 9 (Rathfarnham/Rathmines) for seats on Dublin Corporation.
Gerard Brady was the only Fianna Fail candidate elected polling 2789 votes, MacMhurchú polled 896 votes, Slattery 545 votes and Kenny 404 votes.
The result and other local election results are available here in excel format

The highlights from the Fianna Fail local elections manifesto are also included. Amongst them ‘Building Societies have been told to redirect more funds to first time buyers’ and “A fireplace provided for all tenants in Local Authorities housing”

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Flyer from Sean Moore, Kit Robinson, Ciaran O’Loughlin -Fianna Fail -1979 Local Elections June 15, 2012


From the 1979 Local Elections a flyer for Fianna Fail candidates Sean Moore, Kit Robinson and Ciaran O’Loughlin who were running in Area 10.
Moore polled 2,787 votes and was easily elected, whilst Robinson polled 526 votes and O’Loughlin 698.
Sean Moore was first elected to the Council in 1950 and was a TD for Dublin South East from 1965 to February 1982. Sean Moore Road and Sean Moore Park in Irishtown are named after him.

 

1979 leaflet for Fine Gael candidates Michael McDowell, Joe Doyle, Tommy Woods and Finola Gill June 9, 2012


From the 1979 Local Elections a leaflet for Fine Gael candidates Michael McDowell, Joe Doyle, Tommy Woods and Finola Gill (who later married John Bruton). Joe Doyle was elected. McDowell polled 1271 votes, Gill 960 and Woods 497.
McDowell was later a founder member and became leader of The Progressive Democrats.
Old Local Election Results uploaded in excel form here

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Leaflet for Garret Fitzgerald, Joe Doyle, Willie Eagan -1987 GE -Fine Gael -Dublin South East June 1, 2012


From the 1987 General Election a leaflet from Joe Doyle, Willie Egan and outgoing Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald running for Fine Gael in Dublin South East. Fitzgerald topped the poll with 8,068 votes and was elected on the first count. Doyle polled 3,323 votes and Egan 860. Neither of them were elected.

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“Stability Treaty -A Yes Vote is a vital step in our recovery” Leaflet from Lucinda Creighton Fine Gael -Dublin South East April 30, 2012


“Stability Treaty -A Yes Vote is a vital step in our recovery” Leaflet from Fine Gael junior Minister Lucinda Creighton.

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“The Tax and Spend Rainbow?” – Michael McDowell -Progressive Democrats -1997 General Election May 27, 2011


From the 1997 General Election a flyer from Michael McDowell of the Progressive Democrats running in Dublin South East. In the leaflet he attacks the “The Tax and Spend Rainbow?” the rainbow being The Rainbow Coalition of Fine Gael, Labour and Democratic Left. He also mentions a 4 and a half party patchwork Rainbow that would have included The Greens and Independents.

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Leaflet from Garret Fitzgerald, Joe Doyle, Willie Egan -Fine Gael- Dublin South East- 1987 General Election May 19, 2011


From the 1987 General Election a leaflet from outgoing Taoiseach , the late Garret Fitzgerald, the late Joe Doyle and Willie Egan running for Fine Gael in Dublin South East.
After five years in government, the Slogan for the election was “We’ve done the Groundwork -Now Let’s Build the Nation”.
Fitzgerald topped the poll but was unable to bring in either of his running mates as Joe Doyle lost his seat.

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