Irish Election Literature

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“Hello!” magazine style canvass card from Aidan O’Connor -Fine Gael -Kerry South -1997 General Election December 15, 2013

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From the 1997 General Election a “Hello!” magazine style canvass card from Aidan O’Connor who was running for Fine Gael in Kerry South. He polled 3,041 votes and failed to win a seat. After the General Election he was appointed to the Seanad where he served for a number of months until the next Seanad convened.
Other magazine inspired leaflets include … Alan Shatters ‘Time’ Magazine and Labour Youths “The Sunday Independerant”
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More candidate profiles (including Brendan Griffin) from the 2001 Young Fine Gael Conference August 27, 2013


Another set of candidate profiles from the brochure for the 2001 Young Fine Gael National Conference (previous lot of profiles including Lucinda Creigton) . This time we have amongst others answering who they would like to be stuck in a lift with, their favourite chat up lines ….. we have Kerry South TD Brendan Griffin. The other profiles are of Cian Kelly, Kevin Callan, Mark Finan, Alan Hayes, David Garrahy and Róisín Kelly.
Many thanks to the sender.
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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.

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Ad for John Kelly -Progressive Democrats -1989 Kerry South July 5, 2013


From the 1989 General Election an ad for Progressive Democrat Kerry South candidate John Kelly. He polled 1,458 votes and failed to win a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.
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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
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Leaflet from Tom Sheahan -Fine Gael – Kerry South -2011 General Election June 24, 2013

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From the 2011 General a leaflet from Tom Sheahan who was running for Fine Gael in Kerry South.Sheahan was was elected a TD in 2007, lost his seat in this 2011 General Election. He was however elected to the Seanad on the Administrative panel.
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Leaflet from Richard Behal -Independent -Kerry South -2011 General Election September 20, 2012


From the 2011 General Election, a leaflet for veteran Republican Richard Behal who was running in Kerry South. Behal polled 348 votes and missed out on a seat.

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