Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

1990 Presidential Election Leaflet endorsing Brian Lenihan from Bertie Ahern, Dermot Fitzpatrick and John Stafford. February 5, 2021

From the 1990 Presidential Election a leaflet distributed in Dublin Central endorsing Brian Lenihan for President. It has messages of support from TD’s Bertie Ahern, Dermot Fitzpatrick and John Stafford as well as local Councillors. There’s also a profile of the candidate. Many thanks to the sender.


“Bertie The Local Man” 1989 Leaflet from Bertie Ahern -Fianna Fail -Dublin Central December 13, 2016

From the 1989 General Election a leaflet from then Minister for Labour, Bertie Ahern running in Dublin Central.
Many thanks to the sender.



“Dublin Central Steeped in History” John Stafford Fianna Fail -1989 General Election September 14, 2015

From the 1989 General Election the back page of a newsletter from John Stafford of Fianna Fail who was running in Dublin Central. Aside from the Competition and two for one offer there is also an interesting piece of snippets of Local History which I really like.
Many thanks to the sender.


1992 leaflet from Ivor Callely, Sean Haughey, John Stafford- Fianna Fail -Dublin North Central January 6, 2013

From the 1992 General Election a leaflet from Fianna Fail Dublin North Central candidates Ivor Callely, Sean Haughey and John Stafford. Callely and Haughey were elected whilst sitting TD John Stafford had switched from the revised Dublin Central and lost his seat.
Sean Haughey had run twice previously in neighbouring Dublin North East but had failed to win a seat. In this election his father Charlie Haughey retired and Sean stood in his old stomping ground of Dublin North Central.
Click images to enlarge.



Leaflet from Olive Braiden, Niall Andrews, John Stafford -Fianna Fail -1994 European Elections -Dublin December 22, 2011

From the 1994 European Elections a leaflet for Fianna Fail Dublin candidates Olive Braiden, Niall Andrews and John Stafford. Andrews was elected.



Leaflet from John Stafford -Fianna Fail -1989 General Election -Dublin Central November 17, 2011

From the 1989 General Election a leaflet from John Stafford, who was running for Fianna Fail in Dublin Central. Stafford is one of the Stafford Funeral Directors family and the address given on the leafolet is that of the Funeral Directors. In this 1989 election he held his seat, which he initially won in 1987. On the mock ballot paper at the back of the leaflet you may notice that Geraldine Harney, RTE presenter and sister of Mary Harney, was running for the PDs.
In the leaflet we have a message from Charles Haughey as well as one from Stafford himself.



1989 Leaflet for “Devoted Dub” Bertie Ahern, Dermot Fitzpatrick, John Stafford (Eileen Lemass, Niall Andrews)- Fianna Fail -Dublin Central June 8, 2011

From the 1989 Genral Election (and 1989 European Elections held on the same day) a leaflet for Fianna Fail Dublin Central candidates Bertie Ahern, Dermot Fitzpatrick and John Stafford. Also pictured are Fianna Fail European candidates Eileen Lemass and Niall Andrews.
In Bertie Aherns profile he is mentioned as “Extremely popular “Call me Bertie” Lord Mayor…” a “Devoted Dub and Ireland supporter home and away“. He also “Worked as an accountant in Mater Hospital”
In the Dail election all three Fianna Fail candidates were elected with Niall Andrews elected for Europe.



John Staffords (and Jack Charltons) World Cup USA 94 Fixture Guide-Fianna Fail-1994 European Elections July 11, 2010

From the 1994 European Elections a USA 94 fixture Guide from Fianna Fail candidate John Stafford. He failed to win a seat.
A strange leaflet where he endorses himself from Jack Charlton.



Flyer for John StaFFord -Fianna Fail -1994 European Elections Dublin June 25, 2010

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From the 1994 European Elections in Dublin a Flyer for Fianna Fail candidate John Stafford. Stafford failed to win a seat.
Its not often you see a party Logo being used in a candidates name as Stafford does here.



Dickie Rock, Packie Bonnar, Barney McKenna, Mother Theresa, Kevin Moran and Carboard Cutouts – John Stafford Euro 1994 September 14, 2009

If it was celebrity endorsements you were after then this is the leaflet for you.

“John Stafford has done a lot of work for the people of Dublin already. I cannot think of anyone else that I would prefer to represent me in Europe. That is why I am giving John Stafford my number 1 on June 9th. I urge you to do the same.”Says Dickie Rock

Whilst Barney McKenna (of the Dubliners) says “As a real Dub I am supporting John Stafford. He will look after The Town I love so well”

Also pictured though are a host of celebrities John met during his time as Lord Mayor. Is that Linda Martin on the front page?
We certainly have John meeting Dickie Rock. John having his picture taken with Paul Harrington and Charle McGettigan of Eurovision fame. John having a chinwag with Packie Bonnar. Is John attempting a sly thumbs up sign with Paul McGrath?

Then there is John smiling with Kevin Moran and John selling fruit on Moore Street. We have John posing with Sean Haughey as they pull each others chains.
Last but not least we have Mother Theresa who was lucky enough to be greeted by John ……. and of course John with the cardboard cutouts of himself.

Aside from all the pictures, John is a great Family man and thats why hes against the Residential Property Tax……

*John, Despite his connections wasn’t elected.



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