In 1977, with Tullamore Hospital under threat of downgrading, the Tullamore Hospital Campaign selected Jim Guinan (A former Monetary Reform Party, Fine Gael and then Independent Councillor) to run in the General Election.
Leaflet from Pauline Flanagan -Fianna Fáil -Laois Offaly #GE2020 February 6, 2020
Leaflet from Charlie Flanagan -Fine Gael – Laois Offaly #GE2020 February 4, 2020
A leaflet from Offaly based Independent Councillor John Leahy from the 2011 General Election. He polled 4,882 votes. He polled 2686 votes in The Local Elections topping the poll in Birr.
He was in the news recently for speaking at the launch of Lucinda Creightons new party.
Some Oliver J Flanagan pictures, newspaper cuttings and leaflets December 13, 2013
A bumper post of pictures, newspaper cuttings and leaflets that Charlie Flanagan kindly pictured and sent me (many thanks again).
The first two pictures are from the 1969 General Election Campaign.
Then we have a 1981 General Election flyer from Oliver J Flanagan, Johny Butterfield, Tom Enright and Charlie McDonald (Oliver J Flanagan and Tom Enright were elected result here).
Then the front page of the Irish Times from August 18th 1953 where Oliver J ‘took his jacket off’ ! , he was campaigning in the Galway South By Election.
The a great clipping of Charlie Flanagan and Brian Cowen from the 1987 General Election Campaign.
Then some invites to the 1975 and also the 1976 Fine Gael Ard Fheis.
Finally a picture from the 1966 Presidential Platform.
An Invitation to the 1976 Fine Gael Borris in Ossory ‘First Annual Dinner & Dance’ … music by ‘The Cufflinks’ May 1, 2013
An Invitation to the 1976 Fine Gael Borris in Ossory ‘First Annual Dinner & Dance’ . The night featured music by ‘The Cufflinks’ and a Guest Speaker Tom O’Donnell TD. The guest of honour was Mr James Phelan.
Many thanks to the sender.
Leaflet from Eddie Fitzpatrick- Independent (Joined FF recently) -Laois Offaly 2011 GE August 15, 2011
A 2011 General Election Leaflet from then Independent Eddie Fitzpatrick who joined Fianna Fail recently. The Portarlington based, former PD councillor left the PDs after the 2007 General Election and held his council seat in 2009.
In the 2011 General Election he polled a respectable 2554 votes. He had been voting with Fianna Fail on the council prior to joining them.
Tullamore Tribune article on Cllr Fitzpatrick Joining Fianna Fail
Flyer for Liam Dumpleton -Independent -Laois Offaly 2011 GE March 19, 2011
From the 2011 General Election Flyer for Liam Dumpleton running as an Independent in Laois Offaly. Former Labour Party member Dumpleton, who works for Midlands 103 FM polled 382 votes.
Possibly the only piece of Election material from 2011 with a message from Brian Cowen. A leaflet “Offaly News” from his brother, Fianna Fail Laois Offaly candidate Barry Cowen.
In the leaflet we get details of all the good things Offaly got as well as “The Truth” about various items.
For “The Bank Guarantee -The Truth”
We get the justification of the guarantee, a quote from Patrick Honohan and then the punchline……
“The State has already earned €1 billion for guarantee fees in less than two years.”
Leaflet from John Bracken -Independent- Laois Offaly-2011 GE March 11, 2011
From the 2011 General Election a leaflet from Independent candidate John Bracken running in Laois Offaly. The Ballycumber based Independent polled 625 votes.
Flyer for John Foley -Independent -Laois Offaly 2011 GE March 4, 2011
From the 2011 General Election campaign a flyer for John Foley who was running as an Independent in Laois Offaly . A former Fianna Fail councillor and General Election candidate, the Edenderry based Foley jumped ship to run as an Independent.
From the 2011 General Election a leaflet from Sinn Feins candidate Brian Stanley running in Laois Offaly. The Portlaoise based Stanley has been a councillor since 1999 and this was his third attempt at a Dail seat.
“Portlaoise needs a TD who will give the area top priority”- Letter from Sean Fleming- Fianna Fail- Laois Offaly February 23, 2011
From the 2011 General Election Campaign a Letter (via Oireachtas envelope) from Fianna Fail candidate in Laois Offaly Sean Fleming proclaiming amongst other things that “Portlaoise needs a TD who will give the area top priority”. Also listed are the local achievements of the Government.
Many thanks to the sender.
Flyer From John Bracken -Independent -Laois Offaly February 22, 2011
A Flyer From Independent candidate John Bracken running in Laois Offaly in the 2011 General Election.
Bracken shot to fame in 2007 with unusual posters, leaflet and even an election song. He stood again in the 2009 Local elections but failed to win a seat.
From the 2011 General Election campaign a flyer from Independent candidate Rotimi Adebari running in Laois Offaly. In 2004 Rotimi Adebari was elected to Portlaoise Town Council and served as Mayor in 2007.
HE was re-elected in 2009 and was also elected to Laois County Council on the same day.
From the 2011 General Election a leaflet for Taoiseachs brother Barry Cowen, Sean Fleming and John Moloney all running for Fianna Fail in Laois Offaly.
We also have Michael Martins letter to the voters of the nation.
Many thanks to the sender.
“We don’t need empty election promises, we need change”- James Fanning -Independent -Laois Offaly February 13, 2011
From the 2011 General election campaign a leaflet from Independent candidate James Fanning running in Laois Offaly. Fanning a businessman from Birr is one of a host of candidates asking…
“WHY ARE WE BAILING OUT THE BANKS WHEN THE MONEY COULD BE PUT INTO THE LOCAL ECONOMY?”
many thanks to the sender.