From the 1981 NUI Seanad Election a booklet from Donegal based candidate Dermot Walsh outlining his plan for Joint Sovereignty for Northern Ireland as well as some other issues. In that election Walsh polled 1,140 votes and missed out on a seat. .. Many thanks to the sender.
“Plan for Joint Sovereignty for Northern Ireland” from Dermot Walsh – 1981 NUI Seanad Election April 8, 2022
Podcast – Meath Centre Left March 25, 2022
Founded in 2014, Meath Centre Left contested the 2014 Local Elections, running two candidates in Ashbourne
Podcast – The Community Party March 18, 2022
Founded in 1985 , The Community Party contested the 1985 Local Elections for Letterkenny UDC and had a Councillor elected. This episode also covers the debate around slot machines in Donegal in that period.
Podcast – Ciaran McKeown -1969 Dublin South West March 11, 2022
In the 1969 General Election, the then President of USI Ciaran McKeown ran in Dublin South West as an Independent. This episode covers McKeown in College, USI, the election, the aftermath and his life afterwards
In 1953 William Lawless was selected at the Fianna Fáil Convention to contest the WIcklow By-Election. However He wasn’t ratified by Party HQ and Paudge Brennan who came second in the Convention was chosen as the Party Candidate. Lawless ran as an Independent under the banner of The “Fianna Fáil Convention Choice” Candidate. Locally much of the Party supported him.
From the 2022 Trinity Seanad By-Election a leaflet from Maureen Gaffney. Many thanks to the sender.(more…)
From the 2022 Seanad By-Election a leaflet from Sadhbh O’Neill. Many thanks to the sender.(more…)
Podcast -The Dublin City Group February 25, 2022
Initially The Fine Gael Dublin City Group, in 1963 they met and hosted Young Unionists in Dublin and Belfast, by doing so they recognised The Constitution of Northern Ireland. For taking that position they were rebuked by The Fine Gael Leadership and subsequently resigned en masse from the Party. They continued as the Dublin City Group. In the 1965 General Election Jim Deegan stood as an Independent backed by The Dublin City Group. He also stood in the 1970 Dublin South County By-Election.
Podcast – William Abbey Of The Holy Cross Fitzsimons February 18, 2022
A regular on ballot papers in the 1980’s, William Abbey Of The Holy Cross Fitzsimons contested multiple elections, standing often in multiple constituencies, always without success.
Podcast – Clann Na Saoirse February 11, 2022
Founded in early 1967, Clann Na Saoirse were a Republican, Anti Common Market Party that contested the 1967 Cork Borough By-Election. They only lasted until late 1968 or early 1969.
Podcast – The Christian Democrat Party of Ireland February 4, 2022
Founded in 1961 and led by Sean D. Loftus (later Dublin Bay Loftus), The Christian Democrat Party of Ireland advocated a Small State and Socially conservative teachings. They contested a number of General Elections before disbanding in the early 1980’s.
Podcast – Cork Unemployed Party January 28, 2022
The Cork Unemployed Association/ Cork Unemployed Party ran from the early 1930’s to the late 1940’s. They Contested Municipal Elections and a General Election. This episode briefly covers attitudes to Unemployment at the time as well as a little history of benefits available to the Unemployed.
“Mr. de Valera’s Reply to Mr. Churchill” Pamphlet of Devs address to the Nation 16th May 1945 January 16, 2022
“Mr. de Valera’s Reply to Mr. Churchill” Pamphlet of Devs address to the Nation 16th May 1945, Produced by The Irish Press. Scanned and uploaded in pdf format.
From the 1991 Local Elections a four page leaflet from Sean Dublin Bay Rockall Loftus running in Clontarf. Topping the poll with 3,411 votes, he was elected on the first count. I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf.
Podcast – The Greater Dublin Constitutional Group January 14, 2022
Founded for the 1930 Municipal Elections in Dublin, The Greater Dublin Constitutional Group were a Cumann na nGaedheal aligned group that were the biggest Party on Dublin Corporation between 1930 and 1933.
“Notes for Speakers” From Fianna Fáil in the 1961 General Election January 11, 2022
From the 1961 General Election, a 20 page booklet “Notes for Speakers” produced by Fianna Fáil for the campaign. Given there were no Manifestos then, it had a series of points promoting Fianna Fáil policy and achievements and attacks on the opposition. As well as organised rallys, candidates and others would have spoken outside Masses, in Fair Greens and other places promoting candidates. Many thanks to the sender.
Voice of Wicklow were a split in Fine Gael in Wicklow caused by Shane Ross being added to the ticket in the 1991 Local Elections. (Previously Released)
Souvenir Programme for the “Dinnéar an tUachtaráin” to celebrate Charles Haugheys 10 years as leader of Fianna Fáil January 4, 2022
From 1989, The Souvenir Programme for the “Dinnéar an tUachtaráin” to celebrate Charles Haugheys 10 years as leader of Fianna Fáil. Contains a profile, some tributes, the menu, prizes, ads and more. Many thanks to the sender. It’s 44 pages so have uploaded in pdf.