Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Leaflet from Jackie Healy-Rae Jnr- Independent – Castleisland #LE19 May 3, 2019

A Leaflet from Jackie Healy-Rae running as an Independent in the new Castleisland LEA for a seat on Kerry County Council.
Many thanks to the sender



Canvass Card from Danny Healy-Rae -Killarney -2014 Local Elections January 30, 2014

A Canvass card for Danny Healy-Rae with details on the back of “The Healy-Rae Team”. THey are Danny Healy-Rae, Michael Healy-Rae, Jackie Healy-Rae and Johnny Healy-Rae. I love the fact that Dannys home number has (pub) beside it.
Many thanks to the sender.



From 1997 Jackie Healy Rae ‘surfing the super info highway’ June 29, 2013

A lovely newspaper clip I was sent of Jackie Healy Rae ‘surfing the super info highway’ during the 1997 General Election campaign in Kerry South. Healy Rae was elected, topping the poll with 7,220 votes.
Many thanks to the sender


1997 Leaflet from Jackie Healy-Rae “Its time South Kerry had a voice to be heard in Dail Eireann” June 11, 2012

From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from Independent Fianna Fail candidate Jackie Healy-Rae a Farmer, Publican and holder of 3 county championship hurling medals.
In this 1997 General Election, after failing to get a Fianna Fail nomination, despite many years of service to the party, Healy-Rae ran as an Independent and caused a shock as he was elected polling 7,220 votes. He subsequently was one of the four Independents that supported the 1997 to 2002 Fianna Fail government.



2011 flyer from Jackie Healy-Rae and Constituency Secretary Michael Healy-Rae August 30, 2011

A flyer from Jackie Healy-Rae and Constituency Secretary Michael Healy-Rae produced in the run up to the 2011 General Election. Michael Healy-Rae won the seat vacated by his father.



“In these serious times you need a serious candidate …..” – Michael Healy-Rae -Independent -Kerry South 2011 GE February 24, 2011

From the 2011 General Election a Leaflet from Michael Healy-Rae running in Kerry South where he his hoping to hold on to his fathers seat.
Healy Rae writes…. “In these serious times you need a serious candidate …..”



‘Sugar Daddy is Back!’ – from 2007 -Jackie Healy Raes acceptance speech in Kenmare. August 24, 2010

I had forgotten about this, having been kept sweet by Fianna Fail and The PDs for 5 years with a deal, Jackie Healy Rae is introduced by the MC with the words ‘Sugar Daddy is Back!’ to which the crowd responds to with chants of    ‘Siucra, Siucra, Siucra…..’


Michael Healy-Rae -Independent Fianna Fail -2009 Local Elections Killorglin April 9, 2010

From the 2009 Local Elections in Kerry. Poll topper in Killorglin LEA, Michael Healy-Rae, son of the sitting TD Jackie Healy-Rae.
‘I earnestly ask for your NO 1 VOTE Please -or you next highest preference’ writes Michael.
The thing that also strikes me about the leaflet is that when reading it I can hear Michael Healy-Raes voice saying most of the text.
I also see that Michael is a member of the HSE.



Kerry Public Service Workers Alliance -Anti Government Flyer March 3, 2010

Got sent this and thought it of interest. A flyer from The Kerry Public Service Workers Alliance ( It  Illustrates succinctly the gripes of many of the lower paid Public Service Workers (and many others too).
Also why would Tom McEllistrim earn more than Jackie Healy-Rae?

(Should anyone have the Black and White anti Healy-Rae poster shown in a report recently I’d love a copy)


Michael Healy-Rae and Jackie Healy Rae calling card February 19, 2010

Jackie Healy-Raes card, himself on the front and his constituency secretary Michael Healy-Rae on the back.  Jackie Healy-Rae doesn’t advertise his mobile number.

(Thanks to Michael Healy-Rae for this)


Jackie Healy-Rae- 1999 Local Elections Killarney September 9, 2009

A fine Specimen of a man. From the 1999 Local Elections.



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