Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

From 1961 “In the past 5 years 245,641 emigrated. They Can’t Vote! You Can..Vote First for Labour” October 18, 2013

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From the 1961 General Election ‘Labour the party with the positive policy backed by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions….’ “In the past five years 245,641 emigrated. They Can’t Vote! You Can..Vote First for Labour”


“Know Your Rights” Leaflet from Labour Youth. June 30, 2011

A leaflet from Labour Youth entitled “Know Your Rights”. The leaflet outlines your entitlements in areas such as safety at work, Family and work, holidays and Breaks, harassment and Pay and Conditions. It also encourages you to join a Union.
Many Thanks to the sender.



“A Trade Union? Eh? Eh?” -Leaflet from Labour Youth June 29, 2011

from Labour Youth a leaflet “A Trade Union? Eh? Eh?” explaining what a Trade Union is and the benefits of joining one. Also explains what the ICTU is.
Many thanks to the sender.



“Centenary Celebrations of 1907 Dockers and Carters strike” -May Festival 2007 -ICTU December 10, 2010

From the May festival 2007 a programme for the “Centenary Celebrations of 1907 Dockers and Carters strike” in Belfast.
The story of the strike is told with details of Jim Larkins involvement,as well as photographs from the era.
There is also details of the various events being held around the city at the time.



Flyer from protest outside the Dail on the 29th of September 2010 September 29, 2010

From the protest outside the Dail on the 29th of September 2010 a leaflet from Congress.



‘New Home Wanted For Fat Cat’ -ICTU ‘Better Fairer Way’ Campaign -February 2009 June 17, 2010

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An ICTU Poster of Fat Cat, part of ACT  ‘Better Fairer Way’ Campaign from February 2009.
Many thanks to the sender.


Canvass card with Quiz from Peter Cassells -Labour Party -2004 European Elections Ireland East. June 4, 2010

From the 2004 European Elections, a Canvass card with a Quiz on the back (which someone has tried to answer) from Peter Cassells The Labour Party candidate in Ireland East. The answer to Question c is fairly vague.
Peter Cassells is a former head of the ICTU. He polled 59,158 votes (13.05%) and failed to win a seat.



Garda Representative Association (GRA) Questionnaire regarding Industrial Action 2010 May 18, 2010

From February 2010 a Questionnaire from the Garda Representative Association to members. Note how it is not called a Ballot (Is that because it’s not a Union?).
Its multiple choice too.
The Section 59 of the Garda Siochana Act 2005 refered to states that a person is guilty of an offence if he or she induces, or does any act calculated to induce, any member of the Garda Siochana to withhold his or her services or to commit a breach of discipline.
There is also a receipt to be signed of the questionnaire and that was to be put in an envelope and the lot sent off to an accountants office.



Joe O’Toole -Seanad Campaign 2002 February 10, 2010

A 2002 election flyer from Senator Joe O’Toole.
A Senator since 1987, O’Toole has also served amongst other things as president of ICTU, General Secretary of the INTO.
A prominent figure in both the media and the Senate, O’Toole has particular interest in amongst other things ,Education and Human Rights.



‘Get Up Stand Up’ ICTU Letter Oct 2009 October 23, 2009

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Got this in the door. First time I’ve ever got a leaflet from a Union with the pizza menus and Jackie Skelly offers. Shows theres a battle ahead.




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