Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

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.

Garret Fitzgerald

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Garret Fitzgerald letter of retirement to constituents 1992


The Late Garret Fitzgerald writes thanking ‘all who have supported me in the eight general elections since 1969 in Dublin South East’.
He also asks for a number one vote for Frances Fitzgerald and number 2 for Joe Doyle.
In the end Frances Fitzgerald got in, but the second Fine Gael Seat was lost to Michael McDowell.
*Had posted this previously

 

flyer for Mary McAlesse, Gerard Brady, Michael Donnelly, Eoin Ryan-Fianna Fail- Dublin South East 1987 GE April 25, 2011


From the 1987 General Election a small flyer for Fianna Fail candidates Mary McAlesse, Gerard Brady, Michael Donnelly and Eoin Ryan running in Dublin South East. Of the four only Gerard Brady was elected. Mary McAleese polled 2,243 votes.
(a more detailed leaflet from the same election posted here)

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Flyer from Eoghan Murphy -Fine Gael -Dublin South East -2011 General Election April 12, 2011


From the 2011 General Election a flyer from Fine Gael candidate Eoghan Murphy running in Dublin South East. Both Murphy and his running mate Lucinda Creighton were elected.

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Flyer from Mannix Flynn -Independent -Dublin South East 2011 GE April 5, 2011


From the 2011 General Election a flyer for Independent candidate Mannix Flynn running in Dublin South East. Flynn, who had been elected to Dublin City Council in 2009, polled 1,248 votes.

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“I HAVE A DREAM” Leaflet from Garry Keegan -Fianna Fail -2005 Dublin South East March 31, 2011


From Martin Luther Kings “I Have Dream” to Bertie , Eoin Ryan, Michael Donnelly and Garry Keegans “”We Have a Dream” …
A fantastic leaflet from the then Fianna Fail Councillor Garry Keegan as he chases a Fianna Fail nomination in Dublin South East for the 2007 General Election. The nomination was won by Jim O’Callaghan and Chris Andrews.
Keegan was very critical of Sinn Fein and was also involved with the family of the late Joseph Rafferty. He had Dreams for Dublin Port and other Dreams too. He resigned his seat on the Council in 2006 and was replaced by Chris Andrews.

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Flyer in post from Dylan Haskins -Independent -Dublin South East February 23, 2011


From the 2011 General Election the Flyer from Independent candidate Dylan Haskins that arrived via post to households all over Dublin South East.

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Leaflet from Hugh Sheehy -Independent -Dublin South East February 14, 2011


From the 2011 General Election campaign a leaflet from Independent candidate Hugh Sheehy running in Dublin South East. His Website has amongst other things, details of his policy, a profile and why he his standing.

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“Why the Green Party called this election” -Letter from John Gormley -Green Party- Dublin South East February 11, 2011


A letter from John Gormley (via Dail Envelope) to a constituent on “Why the Green Party called this election”.
For a collector like myself its quite interesting in that it details the final days of the government and the lead up to the election. We also get a look back on some of the things the Greens managed to get done…. and finally we get an apology for previously writing that parking for the new Superquinn in Rathgar “…was available in Christchurch Presbyterian Church at the top of Highfield Road.”

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Flyer from Eoghan Murphy -Fine Gael- Dublin South East February 10, 2011


From the 2001 General Election Campaign a flyer from Fine Gael candidate in Dublin South East, Eoghan Murphy. Murphy who topped the poll in the Local Elections is in the mix to win a seat in a highly competitive constituency.
On teh reverse we get Fine Gaels 5 point plan to get Ireland Working.

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Flyer from Paul Sommerville -Independent- Dublin South East February 9, 2011


From the 2011 General Election campaign a flyer I got outside Aldi in Rathmines from Independent Candidate Paul Sommerville who is running in Dublin South East.
Paul reckons that “Together We Can Fix This Country”
His Website

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Flyer for Chris Andrews -Fianna Fail -Dublin South East


From the 2011 General Election Campaign a flyer for Fianna Fail candidate Chris Andrews running in Dublin South East.
Chris, a regular at Shamrock Rovers games, was first elected to the Dail in 2007. He is going to find it hard to hold on to his seat.

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More Cartoons from Ruairi Quinn and Kevin Humphreys -Labour Dublin South East February 8, 2011


You may have seen a 2011 General Election leaflet from Ruairi Quinn and Kevin Humphreys with a cartoon I posted recently.
It turns out that the cartoon was one of a series of three. I was kindly sent copies of the other two (many thanks).
Here they are …

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“Send ‘Em Off!” -Unusual Flyer from Ruairi Quinn and Kevin Humphreys-Labour Dublin South East -2011 General Election February 7, 2011


From the 2011 General Election Campaign a wonderful flyer from Labour Party candidates in Dublin South East Ruairi Quinn and Kevin Humphreys.  I’m trying to figure out who the two FF players may be.
Many thanks to the sender.

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John Gormley leaflet from the 1992 General Election Dublin South East February 5, 2011


From the 1992 General election a leaflet for now Green party leader John Gormley. Having been elected to the council a year previously he polled 2,476 votes which was actually down on his 1989 total.
He was elected in 1997.

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Flyer for Dylan Haskins -Independent -Dublin South East February 4, 2011


First off many thanks to the sender. A flyer for Independent candidate Dylan Haskins running in Dublin South East in the 2011 General Election. Having made an impact in the media since he launched his campaign it will be interesting to see how he fares at the ballot box.
His Website

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Excellent Video for Dylan Haskins -Independent -Dublin South East January 31, 2011


A video for Independent candidate Dylan Haskins who is running in Dublin South East.

 

“I’m No George Lee” -Paul Sommerville – “Catalyst for Change” -Independent -Dublin South East 2011 General Election January 25, 2011


The Manifesto of Paul Sommerville who is running as an Independent in Dublin South East in the 2011 General Election. He ends it nicely with “I’m No George Lee”.

Oddly enough hes asking voters to put an ‘x’ beside his name rather than a 1, 2 or 3 etc

His Website

 

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