Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Tipperary North Local Election Results 1924 to 2009 , Tipp South 1974 to 2009 August 31, 2011

Another bunch of old Local Election Results previously unavailable online.
They are in excel format.
Many Thanks to the sender.

Tipperary North Riding Results 1925 to 2009

Tipperary South Riding Results 1974 to 2009

More Old Local Election Results are posted and linked to Here


Local Election Results -Cavan 1924 to 2009, Carlow 1960 to 2009, Clare 1974 to 2009 July 22, 2011

Filed under: Elections — irishelectionliterature @ 9:45 am
Tags: , , , , , ,

Another bunch of Local Election Results that include many that are currently unavailable online. At the minute the fabulous has most of the 1991 LE with all of the 1999, 2004 and 2009 results.
These are in excel format
Election Results for Carlow County Council 1960 to present

Election Results for Cavan County Council 1924 to present

Election Results for Clare County Council 1974 to present

Dublin Ones posted Here
Many Thanks to the sender


Ted Tynan Newsletter-Workers Party 2004 Local Elections July 13, 2010

A  2004 Newsletter from Workers Party candidate in Cork North Central  Ted Tynan. He  won a seat in the 2009 Locals



David Harding -Conservative and Unionist -Foyle 2010 UK Election May 8, 2010

From the 2010 Westminister Election, a leaflet from Conservative and Unionist candidate David Harding running in Foyle. David Harding polled
1,221 votes (3.22%) and lost his deposit.
In the leaflet a lot of emphasis is put on the partnership between the UUP and the Ulster Unionist Party and how ‘for the first time in a generation, people in Northern Ireland can have a decisive say in who forms the next UK government.’
Problem of course being that it may now be the DUP who have that say.
Harding is pictured all over Derry with a grey haired lady, anyone know who she is?



Tom Honan -Fine Gael -Wicklow 1997 General Election April 28, 2010

From the 1997 General Election, Fine Gael candidate Tom Honan running in Wicklow. The Arklow based Solicitor had previously stood in the 1995 by-election caused by the death of Johnny Fox, which was won by Mildred Fox.
He polled just over 2000 votes here in 1997 and failed to win a seat.
He is pictured with the Fine Gael ministers Ivan Yates, Nora Owen, Enda Kenny and Richard Bruton.

Tom Honan



Paddy Healy -Independent -Seanad 2007 April 13, 2010

From the 2007 Seanad Elections, Former head of the TUI Paddy Healy who is currently chair of the National Public Services Alliance.
He has a long history of involvement with the Left and was a founding member of the League for a Workers’ Republic. He stood a number of Times for the Dail in Dublin North East, in 1981 he ran on a H Block ticket but was never elected to the Dail.
His Brother, Seamus Healy of the Clonmel based Workers and Unemployed Group (WUAG) spent between 2000 and 2007 in the Dail and is tipped by many for a return at the next election.



Liz O’Donnell -Progressive Democrats – Dublin South 2007 April 8, 2010

From the 2007 General Election campaign in Dublin South, a rather airbrushed Progressive Democrat candidate Liz O’Donnell.
Liz O’Donnell was first elected to Dublin City Council in 1991 for Rathmines. Liz O’Donnell had been active in Mary Robinson’s 1990 Presidential campaign. In his book Ruairi Quinn claimed that she had contacted him wanting to help the Labour campaign of Mary Freehill, then she appeared as the Progressive Democrat candidate for Rathmines (where she outpolled Freehill).
In 1992 Liz O’Donnell stood in Dublin South and was elected. She was returned each time until this 2007 General Election where she lost her seat.



Patrick O’Donovan -Fine Gael -Newcastlewest 2009 LE April 4, 2010

From the 2009 Local Elections in Newcastlewest, Fine Gael candidate Patrick O’Donovan. The youthful O’Donovan was co-opted onto the council in 2003, held his seat in 2004 and was re-elected again in 2009.
He is pictured on the reverse in various places around the town in the same jumper. Unusually there is a spot for an address and stamp so does he intend the recipient to use it as a postcard (or did he intend posting them and had them hand delivered instead?).



Lorcan McMahon -Fine Gael- 2009 LE Blessington April 1, 2010

From the 2009 Local Elections in Blessington, Fine Gael candidate Lorcan McMahon. Despite polling well Lorcan McMahon failed to get in.



Loughlin Deegan -Fianna Fail -Rathmines 1999 March 13, 2010

From the 1999 local Elections in Rathmines, former UCD Students Union President Loughlin Deegan running for Fianna Fail. Loughlin Deegan polled 588 votes.



Tom Crilly, Angie Murphy -Workers Party -1991 Local Elections Pembroke February 2, 2010

The Workers Party candidates Tom Crilly and Angie Murphy from the 1991 local elections in Pembroke Ward for Dublin City Council. Neither were elected.
The Johnston Mooney and O’Brien site and The Irish Sweepstakes site in Ballsbridge are amongst the developments mentioned here. Both had their share of controversy.
The infestation of rats in Herbert Park may have been to do with the bakery closing. There were always lots of fat rats on the bank of the Dodder by the bakery when it was in business.
Janet Waddock and Damien Waddock are also mentioned.



Brid Smith -Socialist Workers Party -2002 GE Dublin South-Central February 1, 2010

Brid Smith, The People Before Profit Alliance candidate for Dublin Mayor, from the 2002 General Election where she stood for the Socialist Workers Party. She got 617 votes in Dublin South Central.
In 2009 she was elected easily to Dublin City Council for the Ballyfermot Drimnagh ward.
In 2002 The Bin Tax was the main issue. We see that at that stage the Tribunals had cost more that 60 million too (and how many corrupt politicians were jailed?).
The proposed incinerator (in Poolbeg) and its viability without being subsidised by the householder is mentioned also.



Shane Cassells -Fianna Fail -2005 Meath By-Election January 30, 2010

Navan based Fianna Fail Councillor Shane Cassells from the 2005 Meath by-election. Cassells lost out to Fine Gaels Shane McEntee in the by-election.
There have been strong rumours that he may be joining Labour. His uncle Peter Cassells (ex General Secretary of the ICTU) stood for Labour in the 2004 European Elections.

Shane Cassells



Fianna Fail ‘Dun Laoghaire News’- 1989 GE -Brain Hillery, Betty Coffey, David Andrews January 4, 2010

From the 1989 General Election Campaign, where Fianna Fail called an unneccessary election in the hope of gaining an overall majority. Lots here of interest although these lines…..
Don’t Interupt its good work”
..take some beating.
Pictured under the corny heading of ‘Tuning in to a working majority’ greeting musicians are Charlie Haughey, Betty Coffey, Brian Hillery and David Andrews behind him. (as an aside if I’m correct and its Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre in the picture…the escalator in view is where Georgie Burgess exclaims his love for Sharon in the Film ‘The Snapper’)

Click on Images to increase size



Nuala Ahern – Green Party – 1994 European Elections December 30, 2009

It was a shock in 1994 when the Greens won 2 seats in the European Parliament Elections in Ireland. Patricia McKenna was seen as having a decent chance and subsequently shocked by topping the poll, however Nuala Aherns win was unexpected in many circles.
Ahern served two terms in the European Parliament having initially been elected to Wicklow Co Council for Greystones in 1991. Her Father Vincent McDowell was elected a Green councillor for Dun Laoghaire and stood in a number of General elections for the Greens (he also over the years stood for Labour and as an Independent).
Notice on the second scan the unusual Green Party Logo.



Brian Crowley -Fianna Fail- 1999 European Elections

The Ever Young looking Brian Crowley from the 1999 European Elections where he topped the poll getting almost 35% of the vote. The Leaflet mentions his time on the ‘Council of State’ as well as other items.



Dermot Tobin- Workers Party -Wicklow 1989 December 21, 2009

Dermot Tobins literature from the 1989 General Election. Times were not unlike today, with fiscal considerations the main issue.
A public jobs scheme is suggested, De Rossas message to the electorate is almost as relevant today as it was back than.
Tobin polled a disappointing 2049 votes down 1500 from John McManus two years previously.



Padraig O’Neill -Independent -Dublin South 1987 December 20, 2009

‘Thatcherism has not Worked in the UK. It will not work in Ireland’ proclaims Padraig. Also shows the Tax rates of the times in a little chart. He got 142 votes….



%d bloggers like this: