Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Issue 2 Spring 2012 of the Fianna Fail magazine ‘Cuisle’ March 21, 2012

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Issue 2 Spring 2012 of the Fianna Fail magazine ‘Cuisle’ The Voice of the members

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Fianna Fáil Policy Guide Spring 2012 March 15, 2012

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The Fianna Fáil Policy Guide Spring 2012.
The areas covered are Fianna Fáil Achievements 1997-2011 , Policy Positions , Bills Introduced By Fianna Fáil in Opposition and Fine Gael & Labour’s Broken Promises.

In his introduction Micheál Martin writes….

A fundamental element of Fianna Fáil’s renewal will be based on the quality of the solutions we offer. The challenges our country faces will not be overcome with false promises, media spin, or populist slogans. They will only be overcome by credible policies that offer real solutions for the people of Ireland.

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Dirty Tricks Anti Shane Ross Leaflet from the 1991 Local Elections March 13, 2012

From the 1991 Local Elections in Bray an anti Shane Ross leaflet that was distributed by dissafected Fine Gael members in Bray. (In over 2,500 posts this is the first time I’ve actually redacted a leaflet, such are the scurrilous nature of the accusations made about Shane Ross in the leaflet.)
The candidacy of Ross caused a split in Fine Gael in North Wicklow leading to a number of former Fine Gael members (and Councillors) standing as Independent “Voice of Wicklow” candidates. In the end despite the dirty tricks campaign Ross was elected having polled 642 votes. He stood again for Fine Gael in the 1992 General Election but failed to win a seat.


“Vote No” – Christian Civil Rights -1987 Single European Act Referendum

From the 1987 Referendum on the Single European Act an leaflet from a group called Christian Civil Rights urging a No Vote.


“Say No! To Bog Evictions” -Leaflet from Turf Cutters and Contractors Association March 7, 2012

“Say No! To Bog Evictions” a Leaflet from Turf Cutters and Contractors Association in affiliation with the Kildare Turf Cutters Association. The leaflet outlines their arguments against the proposed ban on Turf Cutting on various bogs around the country.

Many thanks to the sender



“The Minister for Hardship Brendan Howlin TD” and other posters from Wexford Sinn Fein March 6, 2012

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Two recent posters from Wexford Sinn Fein used at various demonstrations around the County.
Many thanks to the sender.



“Ireland Can Work – Action Plan For Jobs” – Progressive Democrats Autumn 1996

From Autumn 1996 “Ireland Can Work – Action Plan For Jobs” from the Progressive Democrats. Its 32 pages long and aside from the cover I’ve also included the Summary page which outlines the problem and solution. In 1996 the Progressive Democrats were in Opposition and there were 230,000 people out of work.
The full document is uploaded in pdf format here or click image to launch.

Many thanks to the sender.



post Cuban Missile Crisis CND Leaflet – “Seven Days That Shook The World” February 27, 2012

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A CND leaflet produced after the Cuban missile crisis. It argues that “Britain is to America what Cuba was to Russia: an advance missile base”.


Fianna Fail “Organisational Reform Proposals” for the 2012 Ard Fheis February 11, 2012

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These might be of interest to many of you, a booklet outlining “Organisational Reform Proposals” for Fianna Fail to be debated at the forthcoming 2012 Ard Fheis.
Uploaded in PDF form HERE or click on image to launch.


“The Sunday Independerant” from 2006 Left Tribune -Labour Youth February 10, 2012

From a 2006 copy of the Labour Youth Magazine ‘Left Tribune’ which I’ve uploaded in *.pdf

“The Sunday Independerant”, which I though was fairly good. The issue of Left Tribune also covers Labours role in 1916, riots in Dublin, Freedom of the press and some other items too.


“The Courage to Challenge” – Donnacha Maguire -Fianna Fail Committee of Twenty 2012 February 7, 2012

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From the 2012 campaign for Fianna Fails Committee of Twenty a leaflet from Meath based candidate Donnacha Maguire.
Many Thanks to the sender.



“Taylor Doing Things Differently” Colm Taylor -Young Fine Gael Vice Presidential Election 2012 February 6, 2012

From the 2012 Young Fine Gael Vice Presidential Election a leaflet from Tipperary native and Limerick based Colm Taylor.
Many thanks to the sender.



“Lenihan’s Treacherous Thirty Target YOU” – Gerry ‘Ginger’ McLoughlin -Labour 2008 February 5, 2012

From late 2008 a leaflet from former Irish rugby International and now Labour Councillor in Limerick Gerry ‘Ginger’ McLoughlin. The “Lenihan’s Treacherous Thirty Target YOU” is in reference to the measures from the emergency budget brought in by Brian Lenihan on October 14th 2008.



A Classic….”Promises or Performance? – Women Voters Nail The FF Propaganda” -Fine Gael 1977 General Election January 31, 2012

From Fine Gael during the 1977 General Election Campaign “Promises or Performance? – Women Voters Nail The FF Propaganda”.
Amongst the quotes…
“….I’d be wary of a man who promises me everything”
“Fianna Fail I like Their Pop Record that’s all. They were always great song and dance men”.

“..Jacks not the worst but the other crowd give me the shivers”
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“Dalkey Oil Drilling? -Public Enquiry Needed!” Leaflet from the Green Party January 29, 2012

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A Green Party Leaflet urging a Public Enquiry into the proposed Oil Drilling near Dalkey.

Many Thanks to the Sender


From the 2011 General Election Campaign Labour’s Plan for Jobseekers January 27, 2012

From the 2011 General Election Campaign Labour’s Plan for Jobseekers

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Leaflet from “Repudiate the debt!” Campaign January 26, 2012

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From December a leaflet from the Repudiate the Debt campaign.



“Information leaflet on proposed Septic Tanks and Associated Charges” from Mattie McGrath -Independent -Tipperary South

an “Information leaflet on proposed Septic Tanks and Associated Charges” from Independent TD for Tipperary South Mattie McGrath.
It explains the bill as well as various objections.



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