Irish Election Literature

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“H-Block and its Background” 1980 pamphlet from Denis Faul and Raymond Murray August 10, 2017

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“H-Block and its Background” a pamphlet from Denis Faul and Raymond Murray. Its text had originally appeared in a 1980 edition of ‘Doctrine and Life’. I’ve scanned and uploaded the pamphlet in pdf format here

 

“Make H-Block The Issue!” -Vincent Doherty -Peoples Democracy- 1981 General Election -Dublin North Central. June 6, 2016


From the 1981 General Election a leaflet from Vincent Doherty of Peoples Democracy running in Dublin North Central which was Charles Haugheys constituencey. The leaflet also has a message of support from Bernadette McAliskey.  He polled 1481 votes and missed out on a seat.
Many thanks to the sender
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Leaflets from Kevin Lynch- H-Block -1981 General Election -Waterford January 3, 2014

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From the 1981 General Election Leaflets from Hunger Striker Kevin Lynch who was running in Waterford. He polled 3,337 votes but failed to win a seat. He died on the 1st August 1981.
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“Don’t Let More Prisoners Die In The Blocks” -June 1981 Leaflet from Cabra H-Block Group October 8, 2013


From late June 1981 a leaflet issued by the Dublin7/ Cabra H-Block Group “Don’t Let More Prisoners Die In The Blocks” .At this stage four of the Hunger Strikers had died. Bobby Sands, Kieran Doherty and Paddy Agnew had all been elected to The Dail or Westminster. The leaflet also advertises activities that were coming up.
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1981 H Block/ Armagh Committee leaflet looking to build support among the Trade Union movement for the Hunger Strike. May 2, 2013

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From July 1981 (at which stage six of the Hunger Strikers had died) a leaflet from the H Block /Armagh Committee looking to build support among the Trade Union movement for the Hunger Strikers and their demands.
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“To All GAA Fans… Support The Hunger Strikers” leaflet April 24, 2013

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From the 1981 Hunger Strike a leaflet “To All GAA Fans… Support The Hunger Strikers”. The leaflet give details of how the GAA Central Council had issued a directive that no support by any part of the GAA should be given to the H-Block Campaign as it  was ‘Party Political’ . The GAA had previously supported the Hunger Strikers five demands.

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Hunger Strike Memorial card issued by The Royal Victoria Hospital Workers Against H-Block/Armagh October 17, 2012


A Hunger Strike Memorial card issued by The Royal Victoria Hospital Workers Against H-Block/Armagh.
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