Irish Election Literature

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1986 North Antrim By-Election leaflet from Ian Paisley -DUP February 10, 2017


From the 1986 North Antrim By-Election a leaflet from Ian Paisley of the DUP. Paisley won 97.4% of the vote!


It was one of the fifteen 1986 Northern Ireland by-elections held on 23 January 1986, to fill vacancies in the Parliament of the United Kingdom caused by the resignation in December 1985 of all sitting Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs). The MPs, from the Ulster Unionist Party, Democratic Unionist Party and Ulster Popular Unionist Party, did this to highlight their opposition to the Anglo-Irish Agreement. Each of their parties agreed not to contest seats previously held by the others, and each outgoing MP stood for re-election.

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Another batch of Anti Sinn Fein Posters/ Cartoons from the DUP in the mid 1990’s October 26, 2012

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Another batch of Anti Sinn Fein Posters/ Cartoons from the DUP produced in the mid 1990’s.
Another selection of them here

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From the DUP in the mid 90’s a series of anti Sinn Fein and PUP posters / cartoons October 24, 2012

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From the DUP in the mid 1990’s a series of anti Sinn Fein and PUP posters/cartoons. They produced around 20 of them at the time. (I’ll post the rest in due course). Many of them are fairly blunt.

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“Save Ulster with the Ulster Democratic Unionist Association” Leaflet ..from the early 80s? November 30, 2011


Got this recently , a leaflet from the ‘Ulster Democratic Unionist Association Co. Londonderry’, outlining their aims and objectives. I think its from the early 80s but can’t be sure. I can’t find anything online about them. I presume that they were linked to the Democratic Unionist Party.
If anyone has any details of the group I’d love to know.

 

DUP newspaper “Protestant Telegraph” from September 1981 June 22, 2011


A September 1981 copy of Protestant Telegraph a newspaper of the Democratic Unionist Party. The cover story deals with the murder of two RUC members, inside we have articles praising the use of plastic bullets, the link between the IRA and European Communists, a short history of The DUP. Amongst other items there are articles on Sunday trading and articles critical of goings on in other (Non Free Presbyterian) Protestant Faiths.
Apologies for not being in a position to make a *.pdf of the paper.

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Unionist Solidarity Posters (‘Ulster Says No’, ‘No Dublin Rule’, ‘Save The Union’) from the 1986 By-Elections in protest at the Anglo Irish Agreement. June 7, 2011


In the uproar that followed the Anglo Irish Agreement there were mass protests against it, now remembered for the “Ulster Says No” banners and Ian Paiselys “Never , Never, Never “. (A youtube clip of the speech below)
What is often forgotten is that in protest, Unionist MPs resigned their seats en masse. There were subsequently Unionist Solidarity candidates put up for the 15 By-Elections that followed on the 23rd of January 1986. Details of the by-elections can be found here
The Unionist Solidarity posters were modeled on the Polish solidarity, which must have been a deliberate affront at nationalists given the association the then Pope John Paul II  had with Solidarity in Poland.
In the end Unionists lost one seat with the UUPs Jim Nicholson losing to Seamus Mallon of the SDLP in Newry and Armagh.
Many thanks to the sender.

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A “Vote Paisley” Sticker -Ian Paisley -DUP June 3, 2011


An old sticker for former Northern Ireland First Minister and DUP leader Ian Paisley that I got my hands on recently. I’m not sure which election its from although I suspect its probably from the 90s

 

 
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