Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from Tom Fleming and John O’Donoghue -Fianna Fáil- 2002 General Election February 16, 2021

From the 2002 General Election a leaflet from Tom Fleming and John O’Donoghue of Fianna Fáil running in Kerry South. John O’Donoghue was elected polling 9445 votes, whilst Tom Fleming narrowly missed out polling 6912 votes.

Many thanks to the sender


1981 Ad for John O’Donoghue, Chub O’Connor, John O’Leary-Fianna Fail -Kerry South July 8, 2013

From the 1981 General Election an Ad for Fianna Fail Kerry South candidates John O’Donoghue, Chub O’Connor and John O’Leary. John O’Leary was the only one of the three elected.
Many thanks to the sender.



From 1981 a leaflet for (a 25 year old) John O’Donoghue, Tim Chub O’Connor and John O’Leary- Fianna Fail -South Kerry July 12, 2012

From the 1981 General Election a leaflet for Fianna Fail South Kerry candidates John O’Donoghue, Tim Chub O’Connor and John O’Leary. O’Leary won a seat. (Result here)
It was Chub O’Connors last General Election as he failed to regain the seat he lost in 1977. The 1981 General Election was John O’Donoghues first General Election, it was 1987 before he won a seat.

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John O’Donoghue Speech to the 2005 Fianna Fail Ard Fheis. September 16, 2011

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John O’Donoghues speech to the 2005 Fianna Fail Ard Fheis in Killarney. Its very much typical of its time, full of praise for Fianna Fail, mirth for Fine Gael, Labour, The Greens and other. There’s a confidence in Fianna Fails message that no longer exists.

O’Donoghue states “It takes a hundred Years to build a forest … and only one night to burn it down again”
Its almost apt for Fianna Fail …. the one night for Fianna Fail was the Bank Guarantee.




John O’Donoghue -Fianna Fail -Kerry South 2011 General Election February 22, 2011

The default 2011 Fianna Fail Election Leaflet, this time for Kerry South candidate John O’Donoghue.
I’ve posted just the picture and The description of the candidate.



“Bertie Backs a Winner” -Maire Hoctor Newsletter -Fianna Fail -2002 GE Tipperary North November 29, 2010

From the 2002 General Election a lengthy magazine/newsletter produced by Fianna Fail North Tipperary candidate Marie Hoctor.
It has it all from Bertie pre Mahon allowing himself to be seen at the races with the headline “Bertie Backs a Winner”.
Inside tons of local news, The candidate pictured with what looks like a Waxwork John O’Donoghue as well as many others including Willie O’Dea and the candidates family. We even get a nice picture of Marie Hoctor and running mate Michael smith in Tipp Jerseys. To top it off we have Bertie pictured with a Hurl.
Marie Hoctor was Elected.



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)


Mary O’Riordan -Seanad 2007 October 8, 2009

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The leaflet of  Mary O’Riordan,  sister of John O’Donoghue, in her bid for the Seanad in 2007.




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