Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Leaflet from Alex White detailing The Labour Party’s achievements in government. April 17, 2013

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A leaflet from Labour Junior Minister Alex White detailing The Labour Party’s achievements in government and the future challenges facing them.


“Anglo Irish R.I.P. -An Important Step Forward” leaflet from Alex White -Labour- Dublin South March 17, 2013

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“Anglo Irish R.I.P. -An Important Step Forward” a leaflet from Labour TD for Dublin South, Alex White detailing the benefits of the Governments recent deal on the Debts and shutting down Anglo.



Shaun Tracey -Sinn Fein – 2009 Dublin South By-Election January 7, 2013

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From the 2009 Dublin South By-Election a leaflet from Sinn Fein candidate Shaun Tracey. Tracey who had previously run in 2007 polled 1,705 votes in a contest won by Fine Gaels George Lee.




Shane Ross Leaflet -“Say No to Property Tax ,Save Stepaside Garda Station” December 17, 2012

A Shane Ross Leaflet -“Say No to Property Tax ,Save Stepaside Garda Station” advertising a public meeting on Monday, December 17th at 7:30pm at De La Salle Palmerston Rugby Club, Kilternan.


Liz O’Donnell -“Dublin South Update December 2004” -Progressive Democrats September 28, 2012

In pdf format “Dublin South Update December 2004” from then Progressive Democrat TD Liz O’Donnell. A lot of it seems to be focused on Private Health care.
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From 1922 leaflets from William O’Brien -Labour -Dublin South (includes sample ballot with Countess Markievicz) September 5, 2012

From the 1922 General Election, two fantastic leaflets from Labour candidate in Dublin South, William O’Brien.
The sample ballot shows that he was up against some prominent (and now historical) figures such as Countess Markievicz.
O’Brien was elected. (result here)
Many thanks to the sender.



“Keeping In Touch” leaflet from Cllr Neale Richmond -Fine Gael -Dublin South July 5, 2012

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A “Keeping In Touch” leaflet from Fine Gael Glencullen Sandyford Councillor Neale Richmond.
His website
Many thanks to the sender.



“..Property Tax is unfair and inequitable..” Leaflet from Olivia Mitchell -Fine Gael -Dublin South June 5, 2012

Another Anti Property Tax leaflet from Fine Gael in the mid 90s, this time from then Councillor and now TD for Dublin South, Olivia Mitchell.
The line
“This is an ill considered tax with no economic or social objective other than revenue raising for the government at the expense of those already struggling to provide for their families.”
Is as apt today as it was then.


Flyer from Seamus Brennan, Tom Kitt, Ann Ormonde -Fianna Fail -1992 General Election Dublin South May 23, 2012

From the 1992 General Election a flyer from Fianna Fail Dublin South candidates Seamus Brennan, Tom Kitt and Ann Ormonde. On the reverse there are brief profiles of the candidates. Both Brennan and Kitt were elected.



“Yes for Stability…” leaflet from Emer Costello and Alex White – Labour Party May 16, 2012

From the Fiscal Treaty Referendum Campaign a “Yes for Stability…” leaflet from Labour MEP Emer Costello and Dublin South TD Alex White.
Thanks to Labour for sending it out.



“The Free State has Brought Prosperity to the Free State Ministers …Vote For Lemass and a Fair Deal For All” April 13, 2012

Another poster that I took a picture of in Kilmainham Gaol, This time a poster for Sean Lemass possibly from one of the 1924 Dublin South By-Elections.
“The Free State has Brought Prosperity to the Free State Ministers . Has it Brought Prosperity to You? …Vote For Lemass and a Fair Deal For All”


“Put a real campaigner on the Council”-Lisa Maher -Socialist Party 2004 Local Elections Dundrum March 29, 2012

From the 2004 Local Elections “Put a real campaigner on the Council” a leaflet from Socialist Party candidate in Dundrum Lisa Maher.Maher polled 1,287 votes and narrowly missed taking a seat, by just 84 votes.



Flyer from Shane Ross about the proposed closure of the Motor Tax Office in Nutgrove Shopping Centre November 25, 2011

Picked this leaflet from Shane Ross up today outside the Motor Taxation Office in Nutgrove Shopping Centre. From talking to the gents manning the table with the petition its due to close by the end of December. Given the Shopping Centre is under enough pressure from having Dundrum in its vicinity, the closure can only put more pressure on the various outlets in the centre.
I was informed too that Ross is the only local TD taking an interest in the issue. He is the only opposition TD in Dublin South!



“Gay Mitchell For President” leaflet from Fine Gael Cllr Anne-Marie Dermody -2011 Presidential Election October 25, 2011

From the 2011 Presidental Election campaign a leaflet from new Fine Gael Councillor Anne-Marie Dermody asking for a vote for Gay Mitchell. Anne-Marie Dermody was co-opted onto South Dublin County Council to replace Cait Keane who was elected to the Seanad.



Jane Murphy -Christian Solidarity Party / Direct Democracy Ireland -Dublin South 2011 GE March 12, 2011

An unusual flyer this from 2011 Dublin South candidate Jane Murphy in that you have the candidate running for The CSP and also promoting another Party Direct Democracy Ireland. Oddly enough Raymond Whitehead also stood for Direct Democracy Ireland in Dublin South.
Jane Murphy polled 277 votes

DDI would like to make it clear that the CSP is a COMPLETE separate organisation with COMPLETE separate people running it. Separate religious agenda – where DDI has complete none – TOTALLY SEPARATE people running it’s rules and constitution and separate founders. Separate headquarters and again separate head-office location.



Leaflet from Peter Matthews -Fine Gael -Dublin South February 24, 2011

A leaflet from Peter Matthews (also known as ‘Banker’ Matthews) running for Fine Gael in Dublin South in the 2011 General Election.



“You’re Angry, I’m Angry, Let’s make a difference.” -John Doyle -Independent Dublin South

“You’re Angry, I’m Angry, Let’s make a difference.” the slogan of Independent candidate John Doyle running in Dublin South in the 2011 General Election.



Leaflet for Hussein Hamed -Independent-Dublin South 2011 General Election February 22, 2011

From the 2011 General Election a Leaflet for Hussein Hamed running as an Independent in Dublin South. The brother of Hussein Hamed was killed in the recent protests in Libya.



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