Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

1989 edition of “Republican Worker” -Journal of The RDG (Faction of the SWP) November 15, 2017

The Spring 1989 edition of “Republican Worker” -Journal of The RDG (Faction of the SWP) . The RDG were the Revolutionary Democratic Group. This publication is from their Scottish branch and contains a discussion paper on “British Withdrawal and Irish Solidarity” as well as details of “Hands Off Ireland” campaign and “The Committee for an Irish Solidarity Forum” (which contained among others The IRSP, RDG, Lenisist, Internationalists, RCG, RIL, Workers Power and Red Action) I’ve uploaded it in pdf here


1997 leaflet from the IRSP calling for a Republican Forum to debate “The Politics Of The Peace Process” September 27, 2017

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From 1997 a leaflet from the IRSP calling for the Convening of a Broad Republican Forum to openly debate “The Politics Of The Peace Process”. Interesting given it’s from just after the second IRA Ceasefire, at a delicate time for the Peace Process.



Leaflet from Séamus Costello – Sinn Fein -Wicklow – 1973 General Election March 15, 2015

From the 1973 General Election a leaflet from Séamus Costello running for Official Sinn Fein in Wicklow. He polled 1,966 votes and missed out on a seat.
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Leaflet for Dennis Murphy -SW Inner City and Martin Byrne -North Inner City – Ind (IRSP ) -1999 Local Elections November 10, 2014

From the 1999 Local Elections a Leaflet from Dennis Murphy and Martin Byrne who were running as IRSP backed Independent Republican Socialist candidates for seats on Dublin City Council. Murphy stood in The South West Inner City polling 81 votes whilst Byrne stood in The North Inner City polling 73 votes.
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Leaflet from Lucy Callaghan -IRSP -Northland Ward- Derry City Council May 3, 2011

From the 2011 Local Elections a leaflet from Lucy Callaghan of the IRSP running in Northland Ward for a seat on Derry City Council. It’s the first time in many years that the IRSP have contested an election in Northern Ireland.



Jim Gorman -IRSP -Lower Falls , Belfast -2011 Local Elections April 20, 2011

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From the 2011 Local Elections in Northern Ireland a leaflet from Jim Gorman of the IRSP who is running for a seat on Belfast City Council in the Lower Falls. The IRSP are fielding five candidates in the Local Elections. As far as I’m aware its a number of elections since they stood candidates.



Poster for Ite Ni Chionnaith- IRSP -1976 Dublin South West By-Election March 20, 2011

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a copy of an election poster for Ite Ni Chionnaith who ran for The Irish Republican Socialist Party in Dublin South West in the June 10th, 1976 by-election.”

She polled 287 votes in a contest won by Labours Brendan Halligan. The by-election was caused by the death of Fianna Fail TD Noel Lemass. Lemass was son of Sean Lemass, husband of Eileen Lemass and of course brother in law of Charles J Haughey.


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