Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

“Ireland R.I.P.” Playing Cards from The Irish Daily Star 30th September 2010 December 9, 2014

To mark the second anniversary of the Bank Guarantee The Irish Daily Star produced a set of playing cards with quotes from many involved in The Crash. Bertie Ahern, Brian Cowen, Sean Dunne, Patrick Honohan, David Drumm, Patrick Neary are among the many included. A reminder of the time.
Many thanks to the sender



From 2007 “Ten Reasons to Support Mary Harney” -Progressive Democrats- Dublin Mid West February 4, 2013

From the 2007 General Election Campaign a four page leaflet from Progressive Democrat TD Mary Harney running in Dublin Mid West. The headline had “Ten Reasons to Support Mary Harney” and inside there was a message from Mary Harney, local issues in Lucan and her achievements in Health.



From 2005 – “Action on Health: Mary Harney’s 10 Point Plan for Accident and Emergency” September 28, 2012

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From 2005 a 2 page document “Action on Health: Mary Harney’s 10 Point Plan for Accident and Emergency”.



Fianna Fail video about the 2005 Budget September 14, 2011

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A Fianna Fail video promoting the 2005 budget.


“The PDs Get Things Done” – Vote No 1 Mary Harney – Progressive Democrats -2007 General Election Dublin Mid West June 3, 2011

From the 2007 General Election a leaflet from former Progressive Democrat leader Mary Harney who was running in Dublin Mid West. In what turned out to be her last election she polled 4,663 votes and held her seat.
The “targets for government 2007 to 2012” part makes grim reading considering our current situation.



Mary Harney -Progessive Democrats -1992 Dublin South West October 20, 2010

From the 1992 General Election a leaflet for Progressive Democrat candidate Mary Harney running in Dublin South West. The outgoing Minister of State for Environmental Protection (during which she famously banned Smokey Coal in Dublin) was comfortably elected. (Her record at
Although they didn’t get into Government again until 1997, The PDs Priorities included “A better run, patient friendly Health Service.”
The Leaflet also refers to the Culliton Report which was “a report to the Republic’s Minister for Industry and Commerce by the Industrial Policy Review Group (chaired by Jim Culliton). Entitled A Time for Change: Industrial Policy for the 1990s, the report called for a broader approach to formulating policy for industry and made recommendations on a wide range of relevant public policy areas, including taxation, infrastructure, education, training, science, and technology. It also recommended reducing reliance on industrial grants, a greater emphasis on fostering clusters of related industries, greater commitment to developing Irish indigenous industry, and reformed institutional structures for industrial policy.”*quote from the ESRI



“Another Year… Another Excuse -An Analysis of Mary Harney’s First Year as Health Minister”- Labour 2005

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From October 2005 a document issued by then Labour Party Health Spokesperson Liz McManus entitled “Another Year… Another Excuse -An Analysis of Mary Harney’s First Year as Health Minister
A&E, Primary Care, MRSA, the HSE and the NTPF are amongst the issues covered. I’ve uploaded it in *.pdf HERE or else click on the imaage to launch it.


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