Irish Election Literature

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Flyer from Michael Donnelly, Mary Hanafin, Derek Mooney -Fianna Fail -1991 Local Elections-Rathmines June 27, 2012

From the 1991 Local Elections a flyer for Fianna Fail candidates Michael Donnelly, Mary Hanafin and Derek Mooney who were running in Rathmines. Michael Donnelly topped the poll with 1,985 votes whilst Mary Hanafin polled 1,083 votes and lost the seat she had won in 1985. Derek Mooney polled 309 votes and also missed out. (Result here)
Many thanks to the sender.



flyer for Mary McAlesse, Gerard Brady, Michael Donnelly, Eoin Ryan-Fianna Fail- Dublin South East 1987 GE April 25, 2011

From the 1987 General Election a small flyer for Fianna Fail candidates Mary McAlesse, Gerard Brady, Michael Donnelly and Eoin Ryan running in Dublin South East. Of the four only Gerard Brady was elected. Mary McAleese polled 2,243 votes.
(a more detailed leaflet from the same election posted here)



Liz Hackett, Michael Donnelly and Stan McEoin -Workers Party -1991 LE Galway December 27, 2010

From the 1991 Local Elections an ad for Workers Party candidates Liz Hackett, Michael Donnelly and Stan McEoin who were running in the Galway area. Liz Hackett, who was a sitting councillor lost her seat and Donnelly and McEoin both failed to win seats.


Jim O’Callaghan -Fianna Fail -2004 LE Rathmines. April 8, 2010

From May 2004 a Newsletter produced by Fianna Fail candidate in the Rathmines Ward Jim O’Callaghan. Jim O’Callaghan, brother of RTEs Miriam O’Callaghan, failed to win a seat, he also missed out in the 2007 General Election. He did however win a seat in the 2009 Local election when amongs the competition was Garrett Tubridy, brother of RTEs Ryan Tubridy.
The Leaflet itself contains local issues and also a detailed profile of the candidate and his family.
Also a small bit urging a number 2 vote for party colleague Michael Donnelly and also to vote for Eoin Ryan in the European Elections.

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Mary McAleese ,Gerard Brady, Michael Donnelly and Eoin Ryan -Fianna Fail -Dublin South East 1987 February 25, 2010

From the 1987 General Election in Dublin South East. The fianna Fail candidates of Mary McAleese, Gerard Brady, Michael Donnelly and Eoin Ryan.
Gerard Brady won a seat. (result at  
The profiles of all the candidates have items of interest.

For instance Mary McAleese was a member of the Roman Catholic Episcopal Delegation to the New Ireland Forum. Who remembers her now from her time on RTE Radio and Television. Eoin Ryan is a graduate of Kildalton Horticultural College.



Loughlin Deegan, Michael Donnelly- Fianna Fail -Rathmines 1999 Local Elections February 10, 2010

From the 1999 local elections in Rathmines ward. A flyer for Fianna Fail Candidates Loughlin Deegan and Michael Donnelly.
Loughlin Deegan a former President of the UCD students Union,
Michael Donnelly a former Lord Mayor and long serving councillor.
Michael Donnelly was elected.


Mary Hanafin, Michael Donnelly, Gerry Kieran and Derek Mooney- Fianna Fail Rathmines 1985 October 19, 2009

A young Mary Hanafin in her fisrt electoral outing in Rathmines 1985. Both Hanafin polling 890 votes and Donnelly polling 2133 votes were elected. Derek Mooney polled 534 votes and Gerry Kieran 849 votes and both missed out.


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