Irish Election Literature

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Ulster Democratic Party (UDP) – ‘Saying No means NO FUTURE’ -Good Friday Agreement May 4, 2010


A leaflet from the UDP in favour of the Good Friday Agreement.
The Ulster Democratic Party (UDP) were a small Loyalist party allied to UDA. They disbanded in 2001.
The UDP were formed in 1989 from the Ulster Loyalist Democratic Party (UDLP) which had been set up by the UDA in 1981. In this leaflet the leader of the party is Gary McMichael whose father John McMichael, had previously been leader of the UDLP. John McMichael was killed in 1987.
From the 1996 Forum elections the party were alloted 2 seats, taken by Gary McMichael and John White. These seats entitled them to a place in the all-party talks that led to the Good Friday Agreement.
In the 1998 Assembly elections the party failed to win any seats. They held a number of council seats until their demise in 2001.

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Sinn Fein Leaflet from the 1998 Assembly Elections April 26, 2010


A Sinn Fein Leaflet from the 1998 Assembly Elections. The referendum on the Good Friday Agreement had been passed a month earlier.
We have pictures of Gerry Adams with Bill Clinton and with Bertie Ahern. There is a confidence in the wording.
Amongst the items in the leaflet, Sinn Fein were ….

‘working to ensure … the right of Irish citizens in the north to:-

-Send representatives to Leinster House.
-Vote in Presidential elections.
-Vote in Referendums.’

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Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition – Yes to the Good Friday Agreement Flyer


From the 1998 Good Friday Agreement Referendum , a flyer urging a Yes vote from the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition (NIWC).
Founded in 1996 by Monica McWilliams and Pearl Sagar, the NIWC won 2 seats in the 1996 Northern Ireland Forum Elections. The Party then won 2 seats in the 1998 Assembly elections through Monica McWilliams and Jane Morrice. In the 2003 Assembly elections both seats were lost and in 2006 the party wound down.

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Yes to the Good Friday Agreement flyer- Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) 1998 April 24, 2010


A Yes to the Good Friday Agreement flyer produced by The Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) in 1998. The PUP were seen as the political wing of the UVF so their approval (along with that of the UDP) was seen as vital for the passing of the Referendum in May 1998. Many thanks to the donor.

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Yes to the Good Friday Agreement – Labour Party 1998 December 16, 2009


A Labour Party Leaflet urging a Yes vote for the Good Friday Agreement.
Many of the implications of the ‘Yes’ vote came through.
“A Yes Vote will mean more jobs and prosperity” The Good Friday Agreement is rarely cited when talking of the Celtic Tiger. It must have had a large impact. Ireland in the glare of the worlds media at the centre of a global good news story. American and other investment must have seen us through green tinted glasses. Of course it wasn’t the only reason for investment, but it shone a positive global light on our country.

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Good Friday Agreement- Referendum Commission booklet October 16, 2009


The booklet produced by the Referendum Commission for The Good Friday Agreement Referendum in 1998

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Republican Sinn Fein- NO to The Good Friday Agreement and NO to Amsterdam September 11, 2009


A leaflet from Republican Sinn Fein opposing The Amsterdam Treaty and The Good Friday Agreement. Links the push to open Croke Park to the Agreement as well as offending  Trinity College.  It also gives RSFs federal Ireland proposal as well as much much more.

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