Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

“Tax Justice Now” Leaflet from Nessa Childers MEP September 3, 2013

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A “Tax Justice Now” leaflet produced by Independent (former Labour) MEP Nessa Childers. The leaflet  proposes the introduction of the following..
“A Fair and balanced Wealth Tax” ,
“An increase in Universal Social Charge for high income earners”,
“A Financial Transaction Tax” and “An absolute floor of 10% of effective corporation tax rate.”




Letter from Nessa Childers to Labour Party Members about her resignation from the Parliamentary Labour Party May 15, 2013

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Dated 26th April 2013 a letter from Labour Party Ireland East MEP, Nessa Childers to Labour Party Members about her resignation from the Parliamentary Party. The letter outlines the various reasons why she did so.
Many thanks to the sender.



Leaflet from Raymond O’Malley -Libertas -2009 European Elections -Ireland East January 16, 2013

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From the 2009 European Elections a leaflet from Libertas candidate Raymond O’Malley who was running in Ireland East. O’Malley polled 18,557 votes and failed to win a seat.




Joe Neal -Independent -Ireland East ,2004 European Elections July 6, 2010

From the 2004 European Elections a leaflet for Independent candidate, the Wexford-based actor Joe Neal.  Joe Neal was ‘formerly an active member of the Green Party’.  He polled 1,487 votes.



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.



Mairead McGuinness Letter to electors -Fine Gael -2004 European Elections- East December 23, 2009

It was quite a coup when Fine Gael secured Journalist and TV presenter, Mairead McGuinness on its ‘East’ ticket for the 2004 European Elections. A hard-fought campaign and rivalry between herself and Avril Doyle led to Fine Gael winning two of the three seats on offer. McGuinness topping the poll with just over a quota.


Justin Barrett – ‘Putting irish People First’ September 24, 2009

Taken from the 2004 Euro Election campaign. Pro-Lifer and (former?) Youth Defence man Justin Barrett adds Immigration to his policy bow. “Demanding Irish People are given priority to all new jobs” and all sorts of other nuggets.



Nessa Childers – From Green 2004 to Red 2009 September 16, 2009

Found this Nessa Childers leaflet from 2004s Local Elections and thought it worth posting…..

Nessa, daughter of former President Erskine Childers won a seat for the Green Party here. She later resigned the seat and bowed out of politics only to reappear as Labour candidate for Ireland East in the 2009 Euro elections.

In Ireland we often have people leaving parties going Independent or founding their own party/group, often they are welcomed back to the party which they had left.

Not too many elected representatives switch between the main parties, so as a collector I like the fact that I have both the Green and Labour leaflets for Nessa Childers….

We must grasp the opportunities offered by new technologies…‘ she writes in the Labour Leaflet



Euro 2004- Seamus Kirk mock GAA Programme. September 15, 2009

6th of June 2004 outside Croke Park… Westmeath are playing Dublin and Kildare play Wexford. Seamus Kirk and his team give out mock programmes. The Kildare and Westmeath lineups are listed as well as a message from Seamus in the middle, with a play on a slogan used by the Bank Of Ireland in its GAA themed ads.

Seamus uses the leaflet to copy an article from the Sunday Independent which tells the reader of his political career, his triumph over adversity and his GAA pedigree both on and off the field. You would do well to have something more tailored to your potential audience.

It’s very clever too as it covers a team from both matches and may well be looked at for the afternoon. Given that Westmeath beat Dublin that day (on their way to their first ever Leinster title), it may well have been held on to by a few Westmeath fans. Sport is theme used by many politicians to try to get the voter interested. (more on that another day).

You may also notice that the leaflet is printed by BCR press. (On the List of TDs expenses at    BCR  contribute over €10,000 to Fianna Fail Meath TDs  Noel Dempsey and Johnny Brady).



A 2004 Clifford T Reid – ‘Stop The Paedophiles’ Election Flyer September 9, 2009

From the 2004 Euro Elections a leaflet for Independent candidate Clifford T Reid. A fairly eye catching slogan, which had posters all around Leinster.
He polled 10,692 votes.
He since appeared on the RTE show Beyond Endurance where the volunteers in the show went to Antarctica to retrace some of Shackleton and Tom Creans footsteps.


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