Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Two Leaflets from the 1917 East Clare By-Election won by Eamon De Valera June 6, 2018

Two leaflets for Eamon De Valera from the Historic 1917 East Clare by election. Interesting also in that it was one of the very last votes in Ireland with a male only franchise.



Spartacist Ireland No 3 Spring/Summer 2003 March 3, 2018

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Spartacist Ireland No 3 Spring/Summer 2003 produced by Spartacist Group Ireland. Pieces on Bloody Sunday, Iraq, North Korea, Magdalene Laundries.
I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf here


A Christmas 1921 page from the diary of Michael Collins. December 14, 2017

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From a 1966 “Michael Collins Memorial Foundation Supplement” (I presume it was with the Irish Independent… A page from the diary of Michael Collins.


“Churchtown Past & Present” leaflet from Neale Richmond – Fine Gael – Dublin Rathdown November 13, 2017

“Churchtown Past & Present” a lovely leaflet giving the history of many of the local landmarks of Churchtown in Dublin. It was produced by Fine Gael Senator Neale Richmond. I must confess to loving leaflets like this with Local History in them.
Many thanks to the sender.



From 1995 “Dunnes Stores National Strike” leaflet from Mandate October 30, 2017

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From 1995 a “Dunnes Stores National Strike” leaflet produced by the Trade Union Mandate. Interesting to see ‘Zero Hour Contracts” being an issue back then.
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June 1937 Election edition of “Sean Óglac” Paper of The Old IRA October 23, 2017

From the run up to the 1937 General Election an edition of “Sean Óglac” The “Official Organ of the National Association of Old Irish Republican Army”. It advocates for a vote for Fianna Fail giving detailed reasons why. There are other notices which are interesting too. Click on the image to enlarge.
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“The Way To Peace Outlined by Eamon De Valera” from Fianna Fáil in 1934 October 20, 2017

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From 1934 a booklet “The Way To Peace Outlined by Eamon De Valera” issued by Fianna Fáil. Historically it’s of interest as among other things,it covers a Dail Debate which centres on Communism in Ireland as well as The Blueshirts and General O’Duffy. Interesting too that Dail debates were issued by the parties themselves. I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf format available here


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