Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from Joe Higgins urging a Vote for Ruth Coppinger in the Dublin West By-election May 28, 2014


A leaflet from Joe Higgins urging voters to support Ruth Coppinger in the 2014 Dublin West By-election. Its interesting in that it is in part an attack on Sinn Fein which is unusual as they are normally not the target of Socialist Party leaflets.
Many thanks to the sender.
joecoppinger

 

2005 Leaflet “Socialist Party exposes GAMA slave labour scandal” November 28, 2013

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From 2005 a leaflet from The Socialist Party concerning the exploitation of GAMA workers.
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Labour Party Conference – Tralee 1989 – Vote No.1 Joe Higgins for Vice Chair and Administrative Council November 15, 2013


From the 1989 Labour Party Conference in Tralee, a poster “Vote No.1 Joe Higgins for Vice Chair and Administrative Council”. It was his last Labour Party Conference as he and other members of Militant were later expelled from the party.
Many thanks to the sender.
jhiggins89

 

A 2004 ‘CIE, Aer Rianta: for a co-ordinated campaign of strike action’ Socialist Party Leaflet July 14, 2013

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From February 2004 a leaflet against privatisation of transport services from the Socialist Party.
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From 2003 ‘Free Clare and Joe -No more jailings!’ -leaflet from the Fingal Anti Bin Tax Campaign January 22, 2013

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In 2003 arising from their roles in the anti bin tax campaign, Clare Daly and Joe Higgins were jailed for a month. This is a leaflet issued by the Fingal Anti Bin Tax Campaign ‘Free Clare and Joe -No more jailings!’ .
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“Elect Two Socialist Party Councillors” – Ruth Coppinger, Helen Redwood -Socialist Party 2004 Local Elections -Mulhuddart April 11, 2012


From the 2004 Local Elections a Leaflet from Socialist Party candidates Ruth Coppinger and Helen Redwood with the headline “Elect Two Socialist Party Councillors” . The two were running in Mulhuddart, Ruth Coppinger was elected with 1,848 votes whilst Helen Redwood polled 607 votes and missed out on a seat.
The leaflet also asks voters to vote for Joe Higgins in the European Elections.

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Eamon Gilmore leaflets mentioned by Joe Higgins in the Dail last week. February 20, 2012


In a speech in the Dail the last week Joe Higgins referred to some old Eamon Gilmore Leaflets that I’d posted here previously.
Just reposting them again with some of the text from the speech.

Deputy Joe Higgins:   —–I refer to what does not lie, namely, the history of this issue. There was a fresh faced councillor in Dún Laoghaire in the 1980s—–
Deputy Emmet Stagg:   Deputy Boyd Barrett.
Deputy Joe Higgins:   —–who put out a statement that he was the first councillor in the country to propose and win the abolition of the water rates. The same councillor, in a new manifestation—–
An Ceann Comhairle:   The Deputy is supposed to be asking a supplementary question not giving a lecture on history.
Deputy Joe Higgins:   —–in Democratic Left in the late 1980s and early 1990s—–

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Deputy Joe Higgins:   His thwarted political ambitions have a lot more to do with his outbursts here than anything I can say.
An Ceann Comhairle:   Deputy Higgins, through the Chair please.
Deputy Joe Higgins:   He made your seat in 1987 in campaigns against the local rates.
An Ceann Comhairle:   I am going to call an end to this if the Deputy does not conclude.
Deputy Joe Higgins:   In a new reincarnation, Democratic Left—–
Deputy Brendan Howlin:   In 1872.
Deputy Joe Higgins:   —–he stated that the PAYE taxpayers whom his party represented had already paid enough tax for local services and should not have to pay again. …..

I’ve a section dedicated to Gilmore leaflets here

 

 
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