Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Leaflet from Justin Barrett -National Party – Dublin Bay South Bye-Election July 1, 2021

A Leaflet from Justin Barrett who is running for The National Party in the Dublin Bay South Bye-Election.


“Partition -A Positive Policy” -Ailtirí na hAiséirghe 1946 February 8, 2021

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From 1946 a 36 page booklet “Partition -A Positive Policy” produced by Ailtirí na hAiséirghe outlining in deatil the party’s plan to end partition.


“National Party Principles” Leaflet from The National Party December 12, 2017

A leaflet as bearla agus as gaelige from The National Party outlining the party’s nine main principles.
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“The Blueshirt” August 19th , 1933 July 25, 2017

“The Blueshirt” the paper of the National Guard , also known as the Blueshirts from August 19th , 1933. Has details of the groups activity, the rules of the group and so on. A really interesting piece of Irish History. (apologies that it’s not in pdf but the paper was too big for my scanner, so had to scan by half pages and then reunite the pages)



National Action Booklet from 1952 October 13, 2016

National Action were a Fascist style party that fielded one candidate, Séamus Murphy in the 1954 General Election in Dublin North East where he polled 1430 votes.It’s a sizeable booklet so it’s in pdf
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Leaflet from Eoin O Coigligh (Owen Quigley) -Ailtirí na hAiséirghe -Louth 1943 General Election January 15, 2012

From the 1943 General Election a leaflet from Ailtirí na hAiséirghe candidate Eoin O’ Coiglig (Owen Quigley) running in Louth. A former Labour Party councillor he joined Ailtirí na hAiséirghe after their foundation, he polled 585 votes.
He was reelected to Drogheda Corporation and Louth County Council in 1945. Pictured in the leaflet is Gearóid Ó Cuinneagáin, The Ceannaire (leader) of the party.
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From the mid 1940s The Ailtirí na hAiséirghe Plan to end Partition January 13, 2012

Something of historical interest from the mid 1940s, The Ailtirí na hAiséirghe Plan to end Partition. The six headings to the plan were ‘Propaganda’ ,’ Passive Resistance’, ‘Physical Force’, ‘Prayer’ , ‘Representatives’ and ‘ Provincial Coucil’.

Ailtirí na hAiséirghe were a relatively popular Christian Nationalist stroke Fascist Party that started in Ireland in the 1940s. There is an excellent book “Architects of The Resurrection” about them with a decent post about it here

In the 1943 General Election the party took its first foray into Electoral Politics fielding four candidates.
Eoin O Coigligh – Louth 585 votes
Sean O Dubhghaill -Cork Borough 1,019 votes
Gearoid O Cuinneagain – Dublin North West 607 votes
Tomas O Dochartaigh – Waterford 943 votes

In the 1944 Election, the party fielded six other candidates, they were
Eoin O Coigligh – Louth 795 votes
Sean O Dubhghaill -Cork Borough 674 votes
Oisin O Droighneain -Dublin County 607 votes
Gearoid O Cuinneagain – Dublin North West 705 votes
Joseph O’Kelly – Roscommon 1217 votes
Liam Walsh (Breathnach) -Waterford 739 votes

In 1945 the party contested the Local Elections winning 9 seats on various Local Authorities. I’ll edit this post in due course with details of those elected , votes etc where possible.

In the 1948 General Election it stood just one candidate.
William Hargadon in Sligo-Leitrim who polled 323 votes.

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Leaflet from The Democratic Right Movement ..”The punt restored as our Nations currency” ,”deportation of ALL failed asylum seekers” June 7, 2011

A leaflet from The Democratic Right Movement (DRM) .The Democratic Right Movement are Ireland’s right wing Nationalist movement.
They want
(1) The punt restored as our Nations currency.
(2) An End to criminal fractional reserve banking.
(3)a gradual phasing out of usury

Amongst other things they also want “the deportation of ALL failed asylum seekers” and “An end to non-European immigration”.
One of those involved is Michael Quinn who stood in Dun Laoghaire in 1992 (Leaflets here)



February 2007 Edition of the Immigration Control Platforms Newsletter- “..% of foreign residents shall not exceed 10% of the population.” October 21, 2010

From February 2007 an Edition of the Immigration Control Platforms Newsletter.
There is a report of the groups AGM where amongst the items adopted were.

That a referendum be held to amend the constitution as follows:
“The government shall ensure through legislation, policies and planning that
the percentage of foreign residents shall not exceed 10% of the population”
[i.e. the current percentage as shown by the Census of 2006]; this amendment to
allow for recognition of EU Treaty agreements.

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Pat Talbot- Immigration Control Platform -2009 Dublin Central By-Election January 15, 2010

Pat Talbot from the 2009 Dublin Central by-election where he got 614 votes……..



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