Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Pat Finucane Centre Newsletter – Spring 2011 May 28, 2021

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The Spring 2011 edition of “Towards Human Rights and Truth Recovery” The Newsletter of The Pat Finucane Centre.


Podcast -The Irish Independence Party February 25, 2021

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A look at the Irish Independence Party which ran from 1977 until the late 1980’s. They fielded 4 candidates in the 1979 UK Elections and were at their height winning 21 seats in the 1981 Northern Irish Local Elections. Sinn Féin’s decision to contest Northern Elections resulted in much of the IIPs support being lost.

I’ve created a website for the podcast too, should you wish to listen to other episodes etc..

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H-Block and Sectarian Civil War – Socialists Against Nationalism January 25, 2021

H-Block and Sectarian Civil War a 1981 pamphlet produced by The Socialists Against Nationalism group.


IRSP Information Sheet on “Loyalism” October 18, 2020

From the late 1980’s one of a series of Information Sheets issued by the IRSP. This one is on “Loyalism”


“This Is Republican Socialism … The Politics Of The Irish Republican Socialist Party” September 6, 2020

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A leaflet “This Is Republican Socialism An Introduction To The Politics Of The Irish Republican Socialist Party” produced around 2002 by the IRSP. The leaflet gives details of party ideals and policy.



Unionist Student -November 1986 -Queens University Unionist Association August 31, 2020

From November 1986 a copy of Unionist Student published by The Queens University Unionist Association. It covers some Unionist issues from the time including Robert McCartney’s “Campaign for Equal Citizenship”
I’ve scanned and uploaded in pdf format here
Many thanks to the sender.


“Britain Must Decide To Go” Aontacht Éireann pamphlet from 1975 June 18, 2020

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“Britain Must Decide To Go” a 15 page pamphlet from Aontacht Éireann in 1975 which I’ve scanned and uploaded in pdf format here
Many thanks to the sender.


Good Friday Agreement Referendum leaflet from the Referendum Commission “Arguments For and Against” April 27, 2020

From The Good Friday Agreement Referendum, a leaflet from the Referendum Commission giving “Arguments For and Against”
I’ve uploaded it in pdf here
Many thanks to the sender


“Early History and Settlement -Understanding Northern Ireland -A Part of the United Kingdom” -Professor Arthur Noble #Brexit November 1, 2019

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A leaflet picked up from Vote Leave Protesters in Westminster at the end of October 2019. It contains an incredible version of Irish History which maintains that the Plantation of Ulster was the original inhabitants returning to their rightful homeland.



From 1994 “Ulster’s Protestant Working Class – A Community Exploration” August 13, 2019

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From 1994 “Ulster’s Protestant Working Class – A Community Exploration” a pamphlet produced by The Springfield Inter-Community Development Project. Among the discussion group which produced the pamphlet were bIlly Hutchinson, Gusty Spence, Michael Hall, Chris McGimpsey, Joy Challis and Roy Gardland. It’s quite an interesting read. I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf format here.


Leaflet from Mark Durkan -Fine Gael – Dublin #EP19 March 31, 2019

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A leaflet from former SDLP leader Mark Durkan who is running for Fine Gael in the 2019 European Elections in Dublin.
Many thanks to the sender.


From 1976 “Peace By Peace” The Magazine of Peace People .Issue 1. January 16, 2019

People People had been set up only a few weeks prior to this inaugural Edition of “Peace By Peace” in 1976. You can read about the background of the group being set up here.
This issue contains messages from Betty Williams, Mairead Corrigan and Ciaran McKeown as well as International reaction to the founding of Peace People and other interesting items. I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf format here


“Derry 1968: how the left failed” -Dublin Spartacist Youth Group 1979 November 8, 2018

From a publication produced by The Dublin Spartacist Youth Group a reprint of a 1979 piece “Derry 1968: how the left failed” which I’ve uploaded in pdf format here


“Irish Unity Better For All” leaflet from United Ireland Society October 4, 2018

“Irish Unity Better For All” a leaflet produced by The United Ireland Society outlining the advantages of Irish Unity.
Many thanks to the sender.



“No more Guildford Fours: The Case Of Jim Clarke” October 1, 2018

“No more Guildford Fours: The Case Of Jim Clarke” a leaflet against the extradition of Jim Clarke (James Pius Clarke) one of the 1983 Maze Escapees. Tn 1990 the High Court upheld an appeal against his extradition .



1984 European Elections leaflet from Danny Morrison of Sinn Féin August 13, 2018

From the 1984 European Elections a leaflet from Danny Morrison running for Sinn Féin in Northern Ireland. He polled 91,476 votes and missed out on a seat.
Many thanks to the sender.


Programme for Shamrock Rovers Ireland XI V Brazil – July 1973 July 7, 2018

A bit of Sporting History , The Match Programme for the clash between a Shamrock Rovers XI and the then reigning World Cup Winners ,Brazil. The historic friendly match saw Brazil play a team of players from both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Unable to officially call themselves an “All-Ireland” team, they were called a “Shamrock Rovers All Ireland XI” and played in Rovers colours.
I’ve scanned and uploaded the Match Programme in pdf format here


Leaflet from Ian Marshall -Independent -2018 Seanad By-Election -Agricultural Panel April 24, 2018

A Leaflet from Ian Marshall who is running as an Independent -in the 2018 Agricultural Panel Seanad By-Election . Interestingly despite being a Unionist, Sinn Féin is backing him. He is a former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union and opposes Brexit.
Many thanks to the sender.



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