Irish Election Literature

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Podcast – Córas na Poblachta- Episode 24 November 20, 2020

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Córas na Poblachta were a Republican Party founded in 1940 that lasted until 1944. They were seen as a forerunner of Clann na Poblachta. Made up initially of Old IRA men and Civil War Veterans it had many new policies such as a Childrens Allowance that was later adopted by other parties.

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Podcast – The Gaeltacht Civil Rights Movement – Gluaiseacht Cearta Sibhialta na Gaeltachta November 12, 2020


This episode looks at The Gaeltacht Civil Rights Movement – Gluaiseacht Cearta Sibhialta na Gaeltachta which contested the 1969 and 1973 General Elections and were a catalyst for many changes in Government policy towards Gaeltacht areas.

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Podcast -The Emigration Action Movement -Episode 21 October 29, 2020

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This episode covers the Cork based Anti Emigration Movement that fielded candidates in the 1960 Local Elections. They were also part of the broader Emigration Action Movement which was formed as a National Umbrella group for like minded groups and parties.

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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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Leaflet from Kevin Boland, Ruairi Brugha, Jim Murphy- Fianna Fáil- Dublin South County -1969 General Election October 23, 2020


From The 1969 General Election, a Leaflet from Kevin Boland, Ruairi Brugha and Jim Murphy running for Fianna Fáil in Dublin South County. Kevin Boland was elected.

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Podcast -Fishermen (Coastal Community ) Candidates from the November 1982 General Election. -Episode 20 October 22, 2020


This episode covers the campaign of the two Fishermen candidates (Coastal Community Candidates) that stood in the November 1982 General Election. Joe O’Shea in Kerry South and John L Sullivan in Cork South West. They were drawing attention to the issues faced by Fishermen especially to do with Herring quotas in the Celtic Sea. They had a wider agenda of development of the onshore fishing industry and the jobs that could bring to coastal areas.

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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

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IRSP Information Sheet on “Loyalism” October 18, 2020


From the late 1980’s one of a series of Information Sheets issued by the IRSP. This one is on “Loyalism”

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Podcast – Father Paddy Ryan Campaign in the 1989 European Elections -Episode 19 October 15, 2020


This Episode cover the 1989 European Elections campaign of Father Paddy Ryan as well as his background and the issue of Extradition in the 1980’s

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Podcast -The Community Democrats of Ireland October 8, 2020


This is the story of the short lived Community Democrats of Ireland who contested the 1979 European Elections.

They had a series of self inflicted mishaps during their short lifetime which contributed to them not being a success. They are a lesson in what not to do if you found a new party.

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Leaflet from Father Paddy Ryan -Independent -1989 European Elections -Munster October 7, 2020


From the 1989 European Elections a leaflet from Father Paddy Ryan who was running as an Independent Anti Extradition Candidate in Munster. He polled 30,934 votes and missed out on a seat

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The SIPTU Jim Larkin 50th Anniversary Celebration Programme October 6, 2020

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From 1997 A programme produced by SIPTU for a concert and other celebrations to mark the 50th Anniversary of the death of Jim Larkin.

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Podcast – Independent Fianna Fáil (Blaney) October 1, 2020

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This episode tell the story of the Independent Fianna Fáil party founded by Neil T. Blaney after his expulsion from Fianna Fáil. It lasted from 1973 until 2006. There’s a background to Blaney , a brief bit on his career as a Minister, Blaneys time in Europe as well as the various elections the party fought.
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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.
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Podcast – The Irish Housewives Association September 24, 2020

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In the 1957 General Election, The Irish Housewives Association stood three candidates.
Mairead McGunness in Dublin North East, Beatrice Dixon in Dublin South West and Kathleen Swanton in Dublin North Central.
This episode is about the campaign, a brief history of the Irish Housewives Association as well as touching on Women in Politics.

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Podcast – The National Progressive Democrats September 17, 2020

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Latest episode of the podcast covers The National Progressive Democrats. A left wing party set up by Noel Browne and Jack McQuillan in the late 1950’s.
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Leaflet from James Kelly – Aontacht Eireann – 1973 General Election -Cavan September 14, 2020


From the 1973 General Election a leaflet from James Kelly running for Aontacht Eireann in Cavan where he polled 2068 votes. Formerly Captain James Kelly he came to National Attention during the arms trail, where he was acquitted.

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“This Is Republican Socialism … The Politics Of The Irish Republican Socialist Party” September 6, 2020

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A leaflet “This Is Republican Socialism An Introduction To The Politics Of The Irish Republican Socialist Party” produced around 2002 by the IRSP. The leaflet gives details of party ideals and policy.

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