Irish Election Literature

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Green Party Leaflet on Animal Welfare January 8, 2011

From late 2010 a Green Party leaflet on Animal Welfare. Amongst the items covered are Stag hunting and Puppy Farms.



“Reasons to Vote Yes to Lisbon” -Eamon Ryan Green Party- Lisbon 2 January 6, 2011

From the second Lisbon Treaty Campaign a flyer from Green Party TD Eamon Ryan to constituents with “Reasons to Vote Yes to Lisbon”.
The flyer also contains details of two public meetings to be addressed by Ryan himself.



Green Party Leaflet on Banking Reform December 21, 2010

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From mid October 2010 a leaflet from the Green Party on their achievements in Government in the area of Banking Reform.



Betty Doran – Green Party -2007 GE Longford Westmeath December 3, 2010

From the 2007 General Election a leaflet for Betty Doran running for the Green Party in Longford Westmeath. A former Labour councillor, she polled 960 votes and failed to win a seat.



Patricia McKenna Election leaflet from the 2007 General Election ….”Trust The Greens: We Won’t Let You Down” December 1, 2010

From the 2007 General election a Green Party Leaflet with the Slogan “Trust The Greens: We Won’t Let You Down”. The leaflet was for, former MEP, Patricia McKenna who has since left the Green Party.



Bernadette Martin -Green Party -Louth 2002 GE November 28, 2010

From the 2002 General election a leaflet for Green Party candidate Bernadette Martin. She polled 1,979 votes and failed to win a seat.



Membership form for Fís Nua November 24, 2010

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A membership form for Fís Nua.
Their website is and its full of information of their policies etc.


Letter to voters from Tony McDermott -Green Party -Crumlin Kimmage -2009 LE November 4, 2010

From the 2009 Local Elections a letter to voters from Green Party Candidate Tony McDermott running in the Crumlin Kimmage Ward. The Harolds Cross based McDermott had been elected to South Dublin County Council in 2004 for the Terenure Rathfarnham LEA. Amongst other reasons, Boundary changes meant he stood for Dublin City Council in 2009. He failed to win a seat.



Green Party input to Review of Dublin Waste Management Plan -John Gormley TD -August 2004 October 29, 2010

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A 42 page document from 2004. “Green Party input to Review of Dublin Waste Management Plan -John Gormley TD”
uploaded in pdf HERE or Click on the image to launch


“Make Dublin’s new mayor work for you” -Paul Gogarty Dublin Mayor Leaflet October 16, 2010

Thought this of interest. Its a leaflet taken from the Greens new site.
It explains the benefit of having a Dublin Mayor as well as a message from Paul Gogarty the Green Party Dublin Spokesperson.
The Leaflet is in PDF form on the site HERE .



Tendai Madondo -Green Party – Tallaght South 2009 Local Elections October 15, 2010

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From the 2009 Local Elections a leaflet for Green Party candidate Tendai Madondo running in Tallaght South.
The Zimbabwe native polled a respectable 637 votes.



From 2005 -Green Party Submission on Reducing Tax Avoidance by High-Earners October 11, 2010

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By Dan Boyle, from 2005 A Green Party Submission to the Public Consultation on Reducing Tax Avoidance by High-Earners.
It focuses on Tax Reliefs.
It would be interesting to see what has changed regarding Tax Reliefs since this submission was made.



From 2003 ‘Re-Inventing Democracy’ -A Green Party/Comhaontas Glas Discussion Document on Oireachtas and Institutional Reform October 5, 2010

From 2003 ‘Re-Inventing Democracy’ A Green Party/Comhaontas Glas Discussion Document on Oireachtas and Institutional Reform which I thought might be of interest given the ongoing debates on political Reform.
The Presidency, Dáil Éireann, Seanad Éireann, Regional Government/Local Government, Bunreacht na hÉireann/ The Constitution and Legislative Changes are the areas covered.

I’ve Uploaded the Document in *.PDF format HERE

From the Document “Summary of Proposals in relation to Dáil Éireann”
– Dáil Éireann to sit for 45 of the 52 weeks of the year
– Sittings to be held from Monday afternoons to Friday lunchtimes
– Sittings to begin as early as 9.30am but end no later than 7pm
– Proposals to change Dáil sitting arrangements to be agreed by no less than two thirds of the membership of the Dáil
– Membership of the Dáil to be reduced from 166 members to 130 members
– Membership of the Cabinet to be reduced from 15 members to 12
– The office of Minister of State to be abolished
– Consideration to be given to change electoral system to Dáil Éireann
– Return to the previous system of Leaders’ Question – three days a week on a round robin questioning basis
– Increase powers of Ceann Comhairle obliging members of the government to give full and adequate information to the Dáil
– Increase Private Members Time and allocate on a more regular basis
– Replace adjournment debates with commencement debates chosen through lottery
– Link expenses received to participation in Oireachtas votes
– Give Oireachtas committees powers of compellability
– Allocate Committee Chairs under D’Hondt system
– Change of standing order on the recognition of parties in the Dáil from seven members to five, however formed in the lifetime of the Dáil
– Give all Oireachtas committees the power of compellability
– Outside interest groups to direct input at committee stage of relevant legislation
– Power of Taoiseach to call early election to be removed

The only mention of anything touching Gender is in the Seanad Proposals.
Electoral lists to be constructed to allow for greater participation of women and
minority groupings

Click on the image Below to launch the document in PDF format


Brian Lenihan TD – ‘Making Ireland Greener and Cleaner’ – 2006 Newsletter October 1, 2010

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A 2006 Newsletter from then Minister for Children Brian Lenihan. The theme of the Dublin West Fianna Fail TDs newsletter was “Making Ireland Greener and Cleaner”
Amongst the issues covered were Recyling, Sellafield, Bio Fuels etc.  It was part of an effort by all parties to show they had a Green agenda to stifle the Green Party.
Like many such party newsletters they have similar content with just the TDs details and a bit of local information added.

As its large I’ve uploaded the newsletter in *.pdf  HERE. … or click on the image below to open the newsletter.


Eamon McCann for Foyle -2005 Socialist Environmental Alliance Manifesto September 15, 2010

From the 2005 Westminster Elections The Manifesto for the Socialist Environmental Alliance candidate Eamon McCann running in Foyle. Veteran Campaigner McCann polled 1,649 votes.
As the pages are too large I’ve uploaded the manifesto in PDF form HERE


Patricia McKenna -‘Champion of Irish Democracy’ -Green Party -2007 GE Dublin Central September 13, 2010

From the 2007 General election, a leaflet for Green Party candidate and former MEP Patricia McKenna running in Dublin Central.
She polled 1,995 votes and failed to win a seat.
The theme of Champion of Irish Democracy focuses on her Supreme court challenge on Referendum spending.



Ciaran Cuffe -Green Party -1991 Local Elections -South Inner City September 6, 2010

From the 1991 Local Elections a leaflet for Green Party candidate Ciaran Cuffe running in the South Inner City Ward. Cuffe polled 1,141 votes and was elected comfortably. He retained his seat on Dublin City Council in 1999.
Some nice little bits here. I had forgotten about the proposed Motorway on Clanbrassil Street (Which would probably have the 30 kmh limit now!) also “He is a keen cyclist and has ridden his bicycle coast to coast across the U.S.A.”
Lots of other bibs and bobs about policy and Dublin of the time.
Many thanks to the sender.



Eamon Ryan -Green Party News for Dublin South- Summer 2010 September 4, 2010

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Dropped in the door during the week. Very lucky I spotted it as it was delivered in the middle of ten or so flyers from Double Glazing to pizzas. Only for the fact that I scour the junk mail looking for the likes of this it would have been in the Green Bin.
Amongst the articles are a competition to win a ‘Water Butt’, an explanation of the Free-To-Air Sports on TV a noble Iphone App for Autism at
There are other interesting items here too.
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