Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Two Leaflets from the 1917 East Clare By-Election won by Eamon De Valera June 6, 2018

Two leaflets for Eamon De Valera from the Historic 1917 East Clare by election. Interesting also in that it was one of the very last votes in Ireland with a male only franchise.



Comic Book leaflet from the Belgian CDH September 15, 2014

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Something unusual here that may be of interest. A leaflet from the Belgian Centrist Party CDH entirely done as a comic book. Although Cartoons regularly feature in Irish Election material I’ve only once seen a comic strip which was in A Sinn Fein leaflet.
Many thanks to the sender who notes

“It’s from the recent elections here. I particularly like the two candidates holding shields fighting against privatisation.”




Leaflet and poster for Barry Desmond, Jack Loughran -Labour -Dun Laoghaire -1977 General Election June 1, 2014

From the 1977 General Election a pre polling ‘Thank You’ leaflet to voters from Labour Dun Laoghaire candidates Jack Loughran and Barry Desmond. I have also included a picture of one of their posters. Barry Desmond was elected.
Many thanks to the sender.



Leaflet from the ‘Labour Campaign Store’ with price list for all types of election material (jackets, pens, frisbees, badges etc) August 27, 2013

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I thought this might be of interest and indicate some of the possible costs of an election campaign. Its a leaflet from the ‘Labour Campaign Store’ with a price list and order form for all types of election material like jackets, pens, frisbees, badges and so on.
Many thanks to the sender.



1983 Dublin Central By-Election leaflet from Christy Burke- Sinn Fein- mentions section 31, Water Rates and more January 12, 2013

From the 1983 Dublin Central By-Election, caused by the death of George Colley a leaflet from Sinn Fein candidate Christy Burke. Amongst the issues raised in the leaflet are Section 31, Water Rates, TDs Pay and pensions.


A ‘Vote Fine Gael’ Sticker from the 1981 General Election November 15, 2012

From the 1981 General Election A ‘Vote Fine Gael’ Sticker .


A Vote No. 1 Nail File from Fianna Fails Dick Roche November 9, 2012

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This has to be one of the oddest pieces of election ephemera I’ve come across. A nail file from Fianna Fails Dick Roche.
Dick Roche is running for Vice President of the ELDR and is incumbent.
many thanks to the sender.


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