Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

“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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From 1992 “The Dirty Dozen -McCreevy cuts Social Welfare 12 times since April” Leaflet from Breeda Moynihan Cronin -Labour Party -Kerry South September 11, 2012


From the 1992 General Election in Kerry South a leaflet from Labour candidate Breeda Moynihan Cronin on Charlie McCreevys Dirty Dozen Social Welfare cuts.
Moynihan Cronin was elected in this her first attempt. She is the daughter of former Labour TD Michael Moynihan.

 

leaflet from Michael Moynihan- Labour- 1981 General Election -Kerry South July 30, 2012

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From the 1981 General Election a leaflet from Labour Party candidate in Kerry South Michael Moynihan. In this 1982 General Election Moynihan won a seat. It was his first time to be elected to the Dail having stood six times previously the first attempt being as far back as 1954.
The leaflet covers local as well as National issues with a message from then Labour Leader Frank Cluskey.
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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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1987 Michael Moynihan letter to electors about not sending “a voluminous amount of election literature.” – Labour -South Kerry June 20, 2012

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A lovely letter to electors from Labour TD for Kerry South Michael Moynihan saying that he wont be sending each voter “a voluminous amount of  election literature.” I think its from the 1987 General Election where Moynihan lost his seat. I may be biased but maybe the lack of election literature was a factor!

 

“Let Lemass Lead On”- 1965 leaflet from Honor Crowley, Tim ‘Chub’ O’Connor -Fianna Fail -Kerry South June 18, 2012


From the 1965 General Election a leaflet from Fianna Fail candidates Honor Crowley and Timothy ‘Chub’ O’Connor running in Kerry South. Both were elected.
The leaflet also has the Fianna Fail slogan from that election “Let Lemass Lead on”
We also have the message to the electorate from Sean Lemass. Which boasts of the progress made to date but that “Everything depends on the country’s agricultural and industrial production continuously increasing..”

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1997 Leaflet from Jackie Healy-Rae “Its time South Kerry had a voice to be heard in Dail Eireann” June 11, 2012


From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from Independent Fianna Fail candidate Jackie Healy-Rae a Farmer, Publican and holder of 3 county championship hurling medals.
In this 1997 General Election, after failing to get a Fianna Fail nomination, despite many years of service to the party, Healy-Rae ran as an Independent and caused a shock as he was elected polling 7,220 votes. He subsequently was one of the four Independents that supported the 1997 to 2002 Fianna Fail government.

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“Brendan Corish The Man for Ireland” Leaflet from Michael Moynihan 1966 Kerry South By-Election June 8, 2012


From the 1966 Kerry South By-Election a leaflet from Labour Party candidate Michael Moynihan. The by-election was caused by the death of Fianna Fail TD Honor Crowley. The by-election was won by John O’Leary who held the seat until his retirement in 1997. Michael Moynihan polled 4,849 votes. (result here)
On the “Brendan Corish The Man for Ireland” side of the leaflet he mentions how “Munster -with its Land and Labour Leagues was the cradle of the Labour Movement in this country”.

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Redmond Sullivan- Sinn Fein The Workers Party -1977 General Election Kerry South May 22, 2012


From the 1977 General Election an ad for Redmond Sullivan who was running for Sinn Fein The Workers Party in Kerry South. The Killarney based Councillor polled 1,065 votes.
First elected to Kerry County Council in 1960, he served until 1979 when he lost his seat.

 

From 2007 Tom Fleming Campaign Song- “Kerry’s Greatest Man” by “Flemings Friends” January 17, 2012

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From the 2007 General Election Campaign Fianna Fail candidate in Kerry South Tom Fleming Campaign Song – “Kerry’s Greatest Man” by “Flemings Friends”.

 

 

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Flyer from Oonagh Comerford – Green Party- Kerry South -2011 General Election September 30, 2011


From the 2011 General Election a leaflet from Green Party candidate in Kerry South Oonagh Comerford. Comerford polled 401 votes and failed to win a seat.

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2011 flyer from Jackie Healy-Rae and Constituency Secretary Michael Healy-Rae August 30, 2011


A flyer from Jackie Healy-Rae and Constituency Secretary Michael Healy-Rae produced in the run up to the 2011 General Election. Michael Healy-Rae won the seat vacated by his father.

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