Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

“Revolutionary Alternative” -Vol2. Issue 1. October 1968 – Academic Freedom Committee February 11, 2021


Issue 2-1 of “Revolutionary Alternative” a paper produced by the Academic Freedom Committee, who were members of The Internationalists, the group that became the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist). There’s a podcast on them here.

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The Sligo Star – November 1976 -Sligo CYM February 5, 2021


The November 1976 Edition of The Sligo Star produced by The Sligo CYM and supporters. It’s interesting in that it has a broader coverage of culture and local issues than many Left Wing papers. Many thanks to the sender

 

Rebel issue 1 from Revolutionary Struggle February 3, 2021

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The first issue of “Rebel” , a newspaper produced by the Left Wing group Revolutionary Struggle in 1978. You can find out more on them here. Many thanks to the sender.

 

Red Patriot -Dec 25, 1970 – Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist) February 2, 2021


The December 25th , 1970 edition of the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist) organ Red Patriot.

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The Workers Party -South Inner City, 1991 Leaflet for Andy Smith and Brian O’Connor February 1, 2021


From the 1991 Local Election Campaign a leaflet from The Workers Party -South Inner City Branch promoting candidates Andy Smith and Brian O’Connor. Running in the South Inner City LEA Brian O’Connor polled 778 votes and Andy Smith 600 votes and both missed out on seats.

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Podcast -The Democratic Socialist Party January 28, 2021

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A look at the Jim Kemmy led Democratic Socialist Party that lasted from 1982 to 1990 before they merged with The Labour Party. It was the first Party here to back Abortion in certain circumstances , were anti Nationalist and very much in favour of the separation of Church and State.

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H-Block and Sectarian Civil War – Socialists Against Nationalism January 25, 2021


H-Block and Sectarian Civil War a 1981 pamphlet produced by The Socialists Against Nationalism group.

 

“Public Health Versus Private Wealth” -The Workers’ Party 1987 January 17, 2021

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From 1987 a Health Policy a 30 page document produced by The Workers’ Party entitled “Public Health Versus Private Wealth”

 

“Mother and Baby Homes” Pamphlet from People Before Profit January 14, 2021


A 48 page pamhplet written by Willie Cumming of People Before Profit about The Mother and Baby Homes.
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Socialist Quarterly No. 1 -September 1976 December 18, 2020


The first issue of Socialist Quarterly published by the Socialist Quarterly Editorial Board , which consisted of representatives of the Left Liason Committee and The Irish Marxist Society.

Edited by Paddy Carmody, this issue has contributions from Noel Browne, Matt Merrigan, Naomi Wayne, Anthony Cronin, Dave Neligan and George Jeffares.

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Bodenstown 1991 – 200th Anniversary of the Founding of The United Irishmen -Lessons for Today – Tomás Mac Giolla October 25, 2020

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A booklet produced by The Workers’ Party after the Bodenstown 1991 Speech given by Tomás Mac Giolla. The Speech was on “The 200th Anniversary of the Founding of The United Irishmen -Lessons for Today”. It has an interesting and fairly lengthy introduction by Cathal Goulding.

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“A Budget With A Purpose?” – The Workers’ Party Budget Submission -January 1991 October 20, 2020

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From January 1991 “A Budget With A Purpose?” a six page submission on the Budget by The Workers’ Party

uploaded in pdf format here

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“For Unity And Socialism” -1970 Manifesto of The Communist Party Of Ireland September 26, 2020

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“For Unity And Socialism” – Manifesto of The Communist Party Of Ireland (1970). A historical 12 page pamphlet issued after the Special Congress that amalgamated the Irish Workers’ Party and the Communist Party Northern Ireland to form The Communist Party Of Ireland. The manifesto has an introduction by Andrew Barr the then Chairman of the National Executive Committee of The CPI as well as details of the parties policies.
I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf format here
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Podcast – The Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist) -Episode 9 August 5, 2020


The latest episode of “The Others -The Alan Kinsella Podcast” This episode covers The Internationalists, Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist) and their affiliated groups.

 

“Labour To Power- Break The Coalition And Fight For A Majority Labour Government” A Militant Pamphlet by John Throne -November 1975 July 24, 2020

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“Labour To Power – Break The Coalition And Fight For A Majority Labour Government ” a Militant Pamphlet by John Throne from November 1975. The pamphlet opposed Labour’s  participation in the 1973-1977 Coalition Government with Fine Gael.
It’s 15 pages, so I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf format here
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“The Fight for Jobs -The Socialist Answer to the Dole Queues” – Socialist Labour Party circa 1980 July 23, 2020

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From around 1980 “The Fight for Jobs -The Socialist Answer to the Dole Queues” produced by the Trade Union and Unemployed Workers Group of the Socialist Labour Party. It’s sixteen pages, so have scanned and uploaded it in pdf format here
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“Class Struggle” Journal Of The Irish Workers Group – No. 15 – March 1985 June 7, 2020

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The 15th of March 1985 edition of “Class Struggle” the Journal of The Irish Workers Group. Contains pieces on The Miners Strike, Connolly on Irish History, A Review of Mike Milottes Communism in Ireland and Resistance to Pinochet Mounts. I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf format here
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From 2002 A Statement from The UCD ex-SWP group – Socialist Alternative May 29, 2020


In 2002 The UCD branch of the Socialist Workers’ Party decided to leave the main party and re-name themselves Socialist Alternative. They released a lengthy Statement as to their reasons why.
I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf here
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