Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

“Less Talk … More Action” -James O’Sullivan -Fine Gael -Greystones TC 2009 Local Elections August 8, 2011

From the 2009 Local Elections a flyer from Fine Gael candidate James O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan was running for a seat on Greystones Town Council.



Letter to voters from Labour candidates Joe Sweeney, Mallie Jacobsen and Shay Monaghan – Greystones TC 1985 October 6, 2010

From the 1985 election for Greystones Town Commission a Letter to voters from Labour candidates Joe Sweeney, Mallie Jacobsen and Shay Monaghan.
They write that…
“The day is long gone when the “Wool can be pulled” over the Electorates eyes, with (we will do this and we will do that) if elected.”

Aslo that the local Labour TD and Minister Liam Kavanagh has “…shown his interest in our Town, by the many projects now in progress and those in the pipeline..”
I’m not too sure which of the candidates were elected.


Mallie Jacobsen, Shay Monaghan, Joe Sweeney -Labour -Greystones TC 1985 January 10, 2010

From the 1985 Greystones TC election. I’m not sure who of the three, Mallie Jacobsen, Shay Monaghan and Joe Sweeney were elected.
It’s unusual to see ‘….we understand that the Commissions powers are very limited…..’, where often in Town Council elections you see candidates promising to change a lot of things that would be outside the Town Councils remit.



Jimmy Hogan -Workers Party -Greystones TC 1985 December 7, 2009

A simple flyer from Jimmy Hogan for the 1985 Greystones Town Commission Elections. He also stood in the 1991 Local Elections for the Workers Party.


Joseph C. Lalor – Greystones Town Commission 1985 December 2, 2009

A leaflet and a letter from Independent Community Candidate Joe Lalor for the 1985 Greystones Town Commission elections. Lalor later stood for the PDs.
Amongst the items mentioned are the coming of ‘Advanced Micro Devices’ who were to provide a projected 1000 jobs. That never happened, I dont know why.
By 2011 A.D. (sounded a rather long time in the future) the Greystones / Delgany district had a projected population of 42,500. I think its around 30,000 at the minute.



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