Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Leaflet from Barney Hartnett -Independent Socialist – Drumcondra -1985 Local Elections December 1, 2016

From the 1985 Local Elections a Leaflet from Barney Hartnett , then editor of The Ballymun Echo, running as an Independent Socialist in Drumcondra. He polled 232 votes and missed out on a seat.
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“An Independent Socialist Alternative” – Brian Pelan -West Belfast 2011 Assembly Elections June 16, 2011

From the 2011 Assembly Elections in West Belfast a leaflet from Independent Socialist candidate Brian Pelan. Pelan polled 122 votes.



“Cabra… Stand Up Against Drugs!” -Tony Gregory 2005 flyer. June 13, 2011

A simple flyer from the Late Tony Gregory where he is pictured at the launch of S.N.A.P (Say No and Phone) campaign in Dublin Central. On the reverse is a calendar for 2006.
Active opposition to the scourge of drugs in Dublin Central (and beyond) was a constant throughout Gregorys career.



Paul Dolan -Independent Socialist -1985 Local Elections Cavan UDC November 15, 2010

From the 1985 Local Elections a leaflet for Independent Socialist Candidate Paul Dolan running for Cavan UDC. Paul Dolan had previously stood for the Socialist Labour Party.
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He was elected in 85 and served 9 years declining to run again. He joined Labour in 1991 and ran for Cavan county council (Cavan area) in the same year failing to take a seat with 340 votes, a feat which the local Anglo Celt newspaper described as outstanding for Labour.He declined to renew his membership of Labour around 95. He was also involved in the local H Block/Armagh group and the Gralton Labour History Committee.
The Leaflet gives a taste of the times ….



‘Bookmark Your Issues’ Catherine Murphy- Independent -2007 GE Kildare North April 18, 2010

From the 2007 General Election campaign in Kildare North, a novel flyer from Then sitting TD Catherine Murphy.



Leaflet from Tony Gregory -1985 Local Elections -North Inner City September 23, 2009

The late Tony Gregory spent 25 years in the Dail, yet it was for “The Gregory Deal” in his first term that many remember him most for. He was an avid community activist and worker, staunchly anti drugs and was jailed for his stand with the Street traders. This leaflet is from the 1985 Local elections.


Tony Clarke -Independent Socialist – Dun Laoghaire Nov 1982. September 22, 2009

Tony Clarke Independent Socialist Dun Laoghaire November 1982.  Although the fashion may be out of date, some of his ideas were slightly ahead of their time. Equal rights for Fathers wasn’t something talked about much then , at least openly anyhow. The salaries of TDs is a common complaint and of course the demand for Irish Unity was mainstream at the time. A demand too for a Divorce Referendum…. He polled 205 votes.


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