Irish Election Literature

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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”
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“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.

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“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.

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“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.

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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.

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‘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.

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