Irish Election Literature

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“Mansholt The Second Cromwell” -1971 Official Sinn Fein anti EEC Pamphlet July 28, 2016

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An Offical Sinn Fein anti EEC pamphlet titled: “Mansholt: The Second Cromwell” from March 1971. Sicco Mansholt , refered to in the title of the pamphlet, was European Commissioner for Agriculture from 1958 to 1972.
Many thanks to the sender.



Flyer for a 1979 European Election “Say No To EEC!” Meeting April 20, 2016

From May 1979 a flyer advertising a meeting “Say No To EEC!” organised by The Anti-EEC Committee urging a boycott or a spoiling of Ballot papers in the European Elections due to take place in June 1979.
Among those addressing the meeting were Kadar Asmal, Des Bonass (SLP),Jimmy Graham, Daltun O’Ceallaigh and writer ANthony Cronin.



An Irish Sovereignty Movement Membership Form December 17, 2015

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A membership form for the Irish Sovereignty Movement which was a political lobby group in the 1970s and 1980s among those involved was Anthony Coughlan. Aside from a membership application, the leaflet contains it’s policy resolutions, objectives and the methods to achieve the objectives.




“If you believe in a Prosperous and Independent Ireland …Vote No” -Sinn Fein -1972 Referendum on EEC November 18, 2013

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From the 1972 Referendum on joining the EEC a poster from Sinn Fein (Kevin Street) urging a no vote.
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look at the once-off news-sheets and special issue editions of regular newspapers produced for the 1972 Referendum Campaign outlining arguments in favour and against Ireland joining the EEC (EU)
The “Ireland into EEC – The 1972 Debate” Exhibition will be Launched at 7.00 pm on Saturday evening the 16th November 2013 in the Culture Box (opposite Charlie’s 11 and next door to The Stage Door coffee shop), 12 East Essex Street, Templebar, Dublin 2
Exhibition will run from Sat 16th to Thur 21st inclusive from 12.00 to 6.00
Free Admission



From 1961 “Will European Union Close Our Factories? -Labour watches the Common Market.” June 6, 2012

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From the 1961 General Election Campaign “Will European Union Close Our Factories? -Labour watches the Common Market.” urging a vote for Labour so that


Forty Years Ago Today We voted on Entering the EEC … Some of the Campaign Material from then…. May 10, 2012

Forty Years ago today (May 10th 1972) we voted on entry to the EEC. Below some of the campaign material.
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“Why You should Vote YES” -1975 UK Referendum on withdrawal from the EEC December 11, 2011

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In 1975 the UK held a Referendum on withdrawal from the EEC (there was no Referendum on the UK’s entry to the EEC) . The Referendum asked
Do you think the UK should stay in the European Community (Common Market)?

17,378,581 (67.2%) voted Yes and 8,470,073 (32.8%) voted No.
This leaflet is from the “Britain in Europe” group which was a cross party grouping.



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