Irish Election Literature

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1982 Leaflet from The Anti Amendment Campaign May 7, 2018

From the run up to the 1983 Abortion Referendum a leaflet from the The Anti Amendment Campaign outlining their reasons for opposing the holding of a Referendum. It has the founding statement of the Campaign as well as a list of public figures and groups that backed the campaign.
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From the 2002 Labour Party Leadership Election, Profiles of candidates for Leader and Deputy Leader July 17, 2014

A leaflet sent to Labour Party members from the 2002 Labour Party Leadership contest. It has profiles , provided by the candidates, for both the Leadership and Deputy Leadership Elections.
Pat Rabbitte was elected Party Leader defeating Roisin Shortall, Eamon Gilmore and Brendan Howlin. Liz McManus was elected Deputy Leader defeating Joan Burton, Willie Penrose and Joe Costello.
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“Reject the Old Politics -Vote Pat Rabbitte Number 1” -Workers Party -1989 General Election -Dublin South West March 16, 2013

From the 1989 General Election a leaflet for then Workers Party councillor Pat Rabbitte. The leaflet attacks the local TDs Sean Walsh and Chris Flood as well as Progressive Democrat TD Mary Harney. It also contains an appeal for Labour voters to transfer to The Workers’ Party and for Workers’ Party voters to transfer to Labour.
There is also a piece from WP Councillor Don Tipping.
In this 1989 General Election Rabbitte polled 7,166 votes and took a Dail seat for the first time, a seat he has held onto ever since.
There are also quotes from various magazines and newspapers on how good Rabbitte is!
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“Don’t Close Our Garda Stations” from ‘Labour News’ July/Aug 2004 March 2, 2013

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An article on Garda Reform from the Labour members newsletter ‘Labour News’ July/Aug 2004 with Pat Rabbitte and others with “Don’t Close Our Garda Stations” placards.
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Pat Rabbitte Autumn 2012 Newsletter -Labour -Dublin South West January 4, 2013

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The Autumn 2012 newsletter from Labour Dublin South West TDs Eamonn Maloney and Pat Rabbitte.
Leaflet in pdf format




“Who Will Defend You?” leaflet from Pat Rabbitte, Eamonn Maloney-Labour Party -2011 General Election Dublin South West. July 2, 2012

From the 2011 General Election in Dublin South West, “Who Will Defend You?” leaflet from Pat Rabbitte and Eamonn Maloneyrunning for the Labour Party. Both were elected.
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Poster for Pat Rabbitte -Democratic Left -1994 European Elections April 13, 2011

From the 1994 European Elections in Dublin , a window poster for Pat Rabbitte running for the Democratic Left. Rabbitte polled 24,133 votes and failed to win a seat.


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