Irish Election Literature

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Michael Healy-Rae Election song #ge16 February 2, 2016

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Michael Healy-Raes election song, No details as to who the singer is.

 

From 1937 lyrics to “The Good Ship Fine Gael” An Election Ballad July 16, 2015

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From 1937 lyrics to “The Good Ship Fine Gael”An Election Ballad sung to the tune of “The Glen of Aherlow
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goodshipFG

 

From 1981 “We’ll Be There….A Song For Fianna Fail’ July 14, 2015

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Fianna Fail 1981 General Election song. I’m told that it was probably sung by Cathal Dunne, nephew of Jack Lynch. Cathal represented Ireland in the 1979 Eurovision. Apologies for the quality in the second half of the song especially.
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wellbethere81a

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‘Nazis are no fun’ badge from Rock Against Racism February 4, 2013

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A ‘Nazis are no fun’ badge from Rock Against Racism.
Many thanks to the sender
RockAgainstRacism

 

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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From 1985 a pamphlet from Red Wedge – “Fact Not Fiction Series” No. 1. January 12, 2012


From the mid 80s a pamphlet from Red Wedge “Fact Not Fiction Series” No. 1.
It outlines the priorities of the project which was aimed at Youth. They were training, Unemployment, Allowances, Low Pay, Gay Rights, Housing and Internationalism.
Red Wedge was a collective of artists and musicians who came together in opposition to the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher. They worked closely with the Labour Party, organising gigs and public meetings in support of their effort to defeat Thatcher in the 1987 election.
Amongst the artists involved were Billy Bragg, The Style Council, The Communards and Jerry Dammers. Others that made guest appearances included Madness, Prefab Sprout, Tom Robinson, Lloyd Cole and The Smiths.

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“Arise and follow Charlie” -Fianna Fail 1981 General Election Song November 15, 2011


From the 1981 General Election the Fianna Fail anthem “Arise and follow Charlie” in praise of then leader Charlie Haughey.

From southern glens to Aston Shores
The ancient cry of freedom roars
From Northern hills to Leinster’s doors
We’ll rise and follow Charlie

With Charlie’s song we’ll sing as one
With Charlie’s song we’ll sing along
With Charlie’s song we’ll march along
We’ll Rise and Follow Charlie

Hail the leader, hail the man
With Freedom’s cause it all began
With Irish Pride in every man
We’ll Rise and Follow Charlie

With Charlie’s song we’ll sing as one
With Charlie’s song we’ll sing along
With Charlie’s song we’ll march along
We’ll Rise and Follow Charlie

Young and old we all approve
He’s kept the Country on the move
He’ll help the Nation to improve
So Rise and Follow Charlie

With Charlie’s song we’ll sing as one
With Charlie’s song we’ll sing along
With Charlie’s song we’ll march along
We’ll Rise and Follow Charlie

 

 

 
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