Irish Election Literature

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Podcast – Father Paddy Ryan Campaign in the 1989 European Elections -Episode 19 October 15, 2020

This Episode cover the 1989 European Elections campaign of Father Paddy Ryan as well as his background and the issue of Extradition in the 1980’s

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Leaflet from Father Paddy Ryan -Independent -1989 European Elections -Munster October 7, 2020

From the 1989 European Elections a leaflet from Father Paddy Ryan who was running as an Independent Anti Extradition Candidate in Munster. He polled 30,934 votes and missed out on a seat

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“No more Guildford Fours: The Case Of Jim Clarke” October 1, 2018

“No more Guildford Fours: The Case Of Jim Clarke” a leaflet against the extradition of Jim Clarke (James Pius Clarke) one of the 1983 Maze Escapees. Tn 1990 the High Court upheld an appeal against his extradition .



“Thatcher’s Extradition Hit-List” Irish Anti Extradition Committee leaflet 1989 August 25, 2016

“Thatcher’s Extradition Hit-List” a leaflet from The Irish Anti Extradition Committee from around 1989/90.
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“Father Ryan is a man of the people” -Father Paddy Ryan – Independent – 1989 European Elections -Munster January 20, 2012

From the 1989 European Elections Father Paddy Ryan an Independent Republican running in Munster. Father Ryan was subject of an extradition request from Britain which was denied. He polled a respectable 30,934 votes but failed to win a seat.
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‘Stop the Extradition of Sean Garland’ leaflet -Support Sean Garland Campaign 2010 March 21, 2010

A ‘Stop the Extradition of Sean Garland’ leaflet given out in Galway on March 20th 2010. Argues Sean Garlands case as well as a piece by The Rev Chris Hudson praising Sean Garland.
Other supporters of The Support Sean Garland Campaign mentioned included Cllr Mannix Flynn and Cllr Eamon Tuffy.
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Paul Kane – ‘Framed by a Supergrass’ -Irish Anti Extradition Committee 1988 December 21, 2009

Paul Kane was one of the 38 prisoners that escaped the Maze Prision in 1983.Extradition was a big issue in the Republic all throughout the troubles. Despite the quotes from Charles Haughey and Gerry Collins on the back of the leaflet, Paul Kane was extradited in 1989. The Quotes from Haughey and Collins also illustrate how throughout the Troubles Fianna Fails policies shifted to populist Republican ones most often when in opposition.
Others mentioned as awaiting extradition in the leaflet include Dermote Finucance, brother of the late Pat Finucane and former MP and election agent for Bobby Sands, Owen Carron.



The Winchester Three -No extradition Protest 1988 September 30, 2009

In September 1987 at Winchester Court ,Martina Shanahan, Finbar Cullen and John McCann  were charged with Conspiracy with persons unknown to murder the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Tom King. They became known as ‘The Winchester Three’. They were found guilty and sentenced to 25 years on each charge.

After a vigorous campaign to show their innocence, they were released on 27th April 1990. This Protest is from that period.



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