“Let’s get Mayo moving … Don’t heed the spin of others!” and ad from fine Gael Mayo candidate Michelle Mulherin from the 2011 General Election. Mulherin was elected as Fine Gale took four out of the five seats in the constituency.
“Let’s get Mayo moving … Don’t heed the spin of others!” -Michelle Mulherin -Fine Gael -Mayo 2011 General Election April 19, 2012
“Loyal to Labour Values ,Faithful to Labour Members” Colm Keaveney for Chairperson of The Labour Party Leaflet
From the 2012 Labour Party Conference a leaflet from Galway East Labour TD Colm Keaveney who was running for the position of Chairperson of the party.
Keaveney was elected.
Many thanks to the sender
Leaflet from Barry Desmond -Labour- November 1982 General Election -Dun Laoghaire April 17, 2012
From the November 1982 General Election a leaflet for Labour candidate in Dun Laoghaire Barry Desmond. Given the short length of time between the two elections in 1982 the leaflet is very similar to the February 1982 one with the same family picture and indeed picture of the candidate himself. The layout is also similar. The main difference being the picture of the trendy ‘youth’.
Barry Desmond was re elected polling 6,130 votes and was subsequently appointed Minister for Social Welfare and Minister for Health.
“Lousers!” -Wonderful poster from William Norton Labour Party -1926 Dublin County By Election April 16, 2012
From the 1926 Dublin County By-Election a wonderful poster for former Tainiste and Labour Party Leader William Norton. The poster attacks a statement made by Professor Michael Tierney TD (Later President of UCD) speaking at a rally in support of Thomas Healy (the government candidate) where he said that
“..it was not a question of Unemployment, the trouble was the Lousers (meaning the Unemployed Workers) would not work.”
William Norton was elected.
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“Notice to ASTI Members” re funding for Junior Cert from the 1989 General Election
From the 1989 General Election a “Notice to ASTI Members” regarding the various Political Parties positions on the funding for the new Junior Certificate.
From 1932 “Shall Widows and Orphans Suffer? Labour says -No!” April 15, 2012
From the 1932 General Election “Shall Widows and Orphans Suffer? Labour says -No!”. Its interesting in that it points to the achievements of the UK Labour Party in bringing in Widows pensions in 1926.
Brian O’Shea ‘for Party Chairperson’ Leaflet from the 2012 Labour Conference April 13, 2012
From the 2012 Labour Party Conference a leaflet from former TD for Waterford Brian O’Shea who is running for Chairperson of the Party. A former Minister of State , O’Shea has been the Labour Party Chairperson since 2007.
Many thanks to the sender.
“The Free State has Brought Prosperity to the Free State Ministers …Vote For Lemass and a Fair Deal For All”
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”
Some Pro and Anti Treaty Posters April 12, 2012
Was on a recent tour of the excellent Kilmainham Goal and took a few pictures of some of the many brilliant posters there.
Leaflet from Mags Murray -Progressive Democrats -2007 General Election Dublin West. April 10, 2012
From the 2007 General Election a leaflet from Progressive Democrat candidate in Dublin West Mags Murray. Murray, who had been elected to the council in 2004, polled 553 votes and failed to win a seat. She was reelected to Fingal County Council in 2009 when running for Fianna Fail.
On the reverse is the “Labour Driving The Next Government – No Thanks ” cartoon.
“Derek Nolan for Chairperson of The Labour Party” Leaflet April 3, 2012
A Leaflet from Galway West Labour TD Derek Nolan from his campaign to become Chairperson of the Labour Party.
Many Thanks to the sender.
Leaflet from Cathal King, Sinead Cooke -Sinn Fein -Tallaght South -2009 Local Elections
From the 2009 Local Elections a leaflet from Sinn Fein candidates Cathal King and Sinead Cooke who were running in Tallaght South. Cathal King, first elected in 2004, polled 2,312 votes and easily won a seat, Sinead Cooke polled 792 votes and missed out.
Includes a young Willie O’Dea and Ryan Tubridys father -booklet for the ‘Committee of 15’ election from the 1980 Fianna Fail Ard Fheis April 2, 2012
Including a young Willie O’Dea and Ryan Tubridys father Dr. Patrick Tubridy a booklet for the Committee of Fifteen elections from the 1980 Fianna Fail Ard Fheis. Each candidate has a picture and profile.
Theres lots of interesting things to notice such as the lack of Cork candidates following the ousting of Jack Lynch. Don Lydon and Patrick Tubridy worked together in John of Gods. The young Mary O’Rourke, that Darragh O’Reilly later stood for the Christian Solidarity party …..
The other candidates were Denis Bennett, Gerard Brady, Cathal Brugha, Collette Carter, Thomas Coleman, Professor Jim Doolan, Joe Dowling, Gerry Egan, Patrick Fahey, Peter Finnegan ,Martin Fogarty, Tadhg Gallagher, Noel Greene, Tomas Holt, Harry King, Kevin King, Aine Kitt, Jack Lawlor, Don Lydon, Pol MacMurchu, Farrell McElgunn, Paschal Mooney, Fergus Muldoon, Barry Noble, Ria O’Brien, Patrick O’Doherty, Darragh O’Reilly, John O’Rourke, Mary O’Rourke, Neil Ormonde, Noirin Slattery, Des Smith, Joseph M Somers and Rosaleen Verling
From June 1927 “Vote Fianna Fail and save the Country from Bankruptcy” Fianna Fail Cork West, Jeremiah McCarthy, George Ross and Tom Mullins April 1, 2012
From the June 1927 General Election a leaflet for Cork West Fianna Fail candidates Jeremiah McCarthy, George Ross and Tom Mullins. Mullins was elected.
Note the reference to the Oath of Allegiance and the slogan at the bottom “Vote Fianna Fail and save the Country from Bankruptcy”.
Many thanks to the sender.
Leaflet from George Galloway -Respect 2012 Bradford West By-Election March 30, 2012
Though this might be of interest a leaflet from George Galloway running for Respect in the 2012 Bradford West By-Election which he won.
Featuring Keith Duffy… Leo Varadkar 2007 General Election leaflet March 29, 2012
A 2007 General Election leaflet from Fine Gael Dublin West candidate Leo Varadkar with him pictured with Boyzone and Coronation Street street star Keith Duffy.