Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from Dick Spring -Labour- Kerry North- November 1982 General Election July 23, 2013

From the November 1982 General Election a flyer from then Labour Party leader Dick Spring running in Kerry North.
Many thanks to the sender.




Leaflet from Sean Moraghan -People Before Profit – Tralee TC 2009 Local Elections October 2, 2012

From the 2009 Local Elections a leaflet from People Before Profit candidate Sean Moraghan who was running for a seat on Tralee Town Council. Moraghan polled 127 votes and failed to win a seat.



November 1982 Leaflet for Dan Kiely, Denis Foley , Tom McEllistrim -Fianna Fail -Kerry North July 27, 2012

From the November 1982 General Election a Leaflet for Dan Kiely, Denis Foley and Tom McEllistrim who were running for Fianna Fail in Kerry North. Foley and McEllistrim were elected.
Interesting to note Dan Kielys mention of the Pro Life Amendment.



Vote 1 Jimmy Deenihan “The People’s Champion” -Fine Gael -1989 General Election -Kerry North July 22, 2012

From the 1989 General Election a small flyer for Fine Gael North Kerry candidate Jimmy Deenihan “The People’s Champion”. Deenihan is the holder of 5 All Ireland Medals and 7 Munster medals. In this 1989 Election Deenihan polled 8,692 votes and was elected on the first count.
The European Elections took place on the same day hence the request to vote for Fine Gael Munster candidates John Cushnahan and Tom Raftery.



From 1977 leaflet for Denis Foley, Kit Ahern and Tom McEllistrim -Fianna Fail – Kerry North July 5, 2012

From the 1977 General Election a leaflet for Denis Foley, Kit Ahern and Tom McEllistrim running for Fianna Fail in Kerry North. McEllistrim and Ahern were both elected.
The leaflet also gives some details of that famous 1977 Fianna Fail manifesto such as the “Abolition of Rates..” and unusually “For housewives -weekly information on prices on Radio, Television and newspapers”
Kita Ahern despite her long political career only had the one term in the Dail , she was the Aunt of Eoin’Bomber’ Liston and later joined the Progressive Democrats.
Tom McEllistrim succeeded his father (who had held a Dail seat in Kerry since 1923) in 1969 and held the ‘family’ seat until 1987. He regained it in 1989 before losing it again in 1992. His son also Tom McEllistrim served as a TD for Kerry North from 2002 to 2011.
Denis Foley was elected to teh Dail in 1981 and held the seat until 1989 but regained it in 1992 before retiring in 2002.



Flyer from Dan Moloney -Fianna Fail -1956 Kerry North Bye Election October 23, 2011

From the 1956 Kerry North Bye-Election a flyer from Fianna Fail candidate Daniel J Moloney. An unusual Slogan too in “Moloney is the word and Moloney is the man”.
The Listowel based Moloney lost out to Clann Na Poblachtas Kathleen O’Connor (Daughter of Johnny Connor whose death caused the By Election, She was 21 years, 7 months old when elected, making her the third youngest ever person elected to the Dáil after William J. Murphy and Lorcan Allen). Moloney was elected in the subsequent 1957 General Election before losing his seat in 1961. He passed away in 1963.
Many thanks to the sender.


Flyer from Michael Reidy -New Vision -2011 GE Kerry North West Limerick September 13, 2011

From the 2011 General Election a leaflet from Mick Rediy who was running under the “New Vision” banner in Kerry North West Limerick. Reidy polled 357 votes.



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