Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Conradh na Gaeilge leaflet with suggested questions for all Local Government and European Election candidates July 17, 2014

A leaflet issued by Conradh na Gaeilge with suggested questions for all local government and European Election candidates for the 2014 European and Local Elections.
Many thanks to the sender.

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“Elect Two Socialist Party Councillors” – Ruth Coppinger, Helen Redwood -Socialist Party 2004 Local Elections -Mulhuddart April 11, 2012

From the 2004 Local Elections a Leaflet from Socialist Party candidates Ruth Coppinger and Helen Redwood with the headline “Elect Two Socialist Party Councillors” . The two were running in Mulhuddart, Ruth Coppinger was elected with 1,848 votes whilst Helen Redwood polled 607 votes and missed out on a seat.
The leaflet also asks voters to vote for Joe Higgins in the European Elections.



Darragh O’Reilly -Christian Solidarity Party – Dublin South West 2002 General Election April 2, 2012

From the 2002 General Election a leaflet from Darragh O’Reilly running for the Christian Solidarity Party in Dublin South West.  A former Principal of Tallaght Community School, O’Reilly polled 760 votes.
In the 1979 Local Elections he stood for Fianna Fail in the Whitechurch (Rathfarnham) ward winning 1334 votes but failed to win a seat.



“The Workers Voice in Europe”- Sinn Fein The Workers Party -1979 European Elections January 11, 2012

From the 1979 European Elections,”The Workers Voice in Europe” from Sinn Fein The Workers Party. There is a message of how the current representatives only had farmers interests at heart rather than workers interests. The party’s candidates Tony Coffey, Seamus Rodgers, Donnchadha Mac Raghnaill, Sean Walsh, Tomas MacGiolla and Mick Dunphy are listed at the bottom.


Three vintage Fianna Fail election posters “The Straight Road is Shortest”,”Keep The Wheels Moving” and “Fianna Fail is Building Up” January 10, 2012

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Three vintage election posters from Fianna Fail. “The Straight Road is Shortest”,”Keep The Wheels Moving” and “Fianna Fail is Building Up”.
I’m not quite sure which elections they are from, either way they are a reminder of different times.
(If you’d like them in bigger sized versions contact me)



“Greyhound Supporters -Remember Your Friends -They Need Your Votes” -from the 1989 and 1992 General Elections January 4, 2012

From the 1989 and 1992 General Elections , ads sponsored by Seamus Mulvaney urging Greyhound Supporters to remember their Friends when they voted.
Amongst the friends were Brian Cowen, Frank Fahey, Michael O’Kennedy and Ned O’Keefe. Indeed all the friends listed were Fianna Fail TDs or Ministers.



Old Local Election Results – Leitrim 1920 to 2009, Kilkenny 1955 to 2009, Laois 1960 to 2009 December 13, 2011

Another selection of Old Local Election results in excel format. This time from Kilkenny, Laois and Leitrim

The Main page for all the old Local Election results posted to date is HERE

Kilkenny County Council Local Election Results 1955 to 2009

Laois County Council Local Election Results 1960 to 2009

Leitrim County Council Local Election Results 1920 to 2009


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