Irish Election Literature

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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.




“Make Sure Of Our Markets!” -Pigs and Bacon Commission 1972 Referendum on EEC Entry May 2, 2012

In the current Referendum Campaign there are many groups outside the Political Parties campaigning on the different sides, be it IBEC, The IFA, Commercial Tenants ,Various Unions and the like. Indeed all we are missing so far is Coir.
Back in 1972 ,the Referendum on entry to the EEC also had many diverse groups campaigning for and against. This is from the Pigs and Bacon Commission who were looking for a Yes vote to “Make Sure Of Our Markets!”.


Government Information Services- “10 Reasons why you should Vote Yes” to the Single European Act 1987 August 11, 2011

From the 1987 Referendum on the Single European Act an ad placed by the Government Information Services with the headline “Ten Reasons why you should Vote Yes”.
Prior to the McKenna Judgement the Government were free to take out ads such as this for various Referendum campaigns.


1997 Labour Party Leaflet – “Monetary Union in the EU (EMU)” April 17, 2011

From the 1997 General Election campaign a leaflet on “Monetary Union in the EU (EMU)” produced by The Labour Party. It gives some of the arguements for going into the Euro, what it means to various sectors and what Ireland has to do to get there.



“SAY NO – Reject Irish Entry to the Common Market” -Common Market Defence Campaign 1972 Referendum on EU Entry January 13, 2011

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From the 1972 Referendum on entry to the Common Market an ad from the Galway Committe of the Common Market Defence Campaign.
SAY NO – Reject Irish Entry to the Common Market Alternatives Do Exist!

Amongst the reasons for rejection are ‘uncontrolled sale of lands to Foreign Nationals’ and ‘Destruction of the Gaeltacht’.
(from the Galway Advertiser)


“Good For Ireland, Good For Europe – Vote Yes” Fianna Fail Lisbon One leaflet.. with Link to IBEC website! December 3, 2010

From the first Lisbon Referendum in 2008 a Leaflet from Fianna Fail with the slogan “Good For Ireland, Good For Europe – Vote Yes”.
A series of links for more information are given, amongst them a link to an IBEC site.
Th Referendum was defeated before being passed in the re run.



‘A Financial Transaction Tax in Europe Now!’ -Party of European Socialists (PES) September 23, 2010

Was contacted by PES advertising their site.
Had a look and found this which was launched recently. “A Financial Transaction Tax in Europe Now!”.
PES is the Party of European Socialists, The Labour Party are affiliated to it.
Their website is worth a visit

As they say themselves…
The Party of European Socialists (PES) brings together the Socialist, Social Democratic and Labour Parties of the European Union (EU). Its aims include:

* the strengthening of the socialist and social democratic movement in the Union and throughout Europe;
* the development of close working relationships between the national parties, the national parliamentary groups, the Parliamentary Group of the PES, PES Women, ECOSY, and other socialist and social democratic organisations;
* the definition of common policies for the European Union; and
* the adoption of a common manifesto for elections to the European Parliament.



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