Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

1985 Local Elections leaflet from Fianna Fail in NewcastleWest. September 1, 2017


From the 1985 Local Elections a leaflet for Thomas Aherne, Thomas Cregan, Michael Healy and Michael O’Kelly running for Fianna Fail in NewcastleWest. All of them were elected.
Many thanks to the sender.

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“Children’s Page” from Cathal McCarthy -Independent -Limerick West- 2007 General Election August 29, 2016


A page with entertainment for Children from an election newsletter from Cathal McCarthy who was running as an Independent in Limerick West in the 2007 General Election. I don’t think I’ve seen pages in election leaflets purely for Children other than Cathal McCarthys 2009 Local Elections newsletter. He polled 188 votes and missed out on a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.
cmccarthykids

 

Flyer for Gerry Collins -Fianna Fail -1967 Limerick West By-Election May 30, 2014


From the 1967 Limerick West By Election a flyer from Gerry Collins of Fianna Fail who was elected on the first count. The By-Election was caused by the death of his father James Collins who had been a TD since 1948.
Many thanks to the sender.
1967limwgcollins

 

From Limerick in 1957 -“Fianna Fail Faces Facts , Fianna Fail for Future Freedom” Poster December 1, 2010


From the 1957 General Election in the Limerick West constituency a poster for Fianna Fail candidates Michael Colbert, James Collins and Donnchadh O Briain with the slogan “Fianna Fail Faces Facts , Fianna Fail for Future Freedom”.
James Collins served was first elected in 1948 and served until his death in 1967. The subsequent by-election was won by his son Gerry Collins. Another son Michael Collins also served as a TD. His Grandson Niall Collins is currently a TD for Limerick West.
Michael Colbert served 3 terms as a TD.
Donnchadh O Briain was fist elected in 1933 and held his seat until his retirement in 1969.
in this 1957 Election, Collins and Ó Briain were elected. (Result at electionsireland.org)

 

 
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