Irish Election Literature

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“Free All Irish Political Prisoners” Poster with Karl Marx and James Connolly December 1, 2010

A “Free All Irish Political Prisoners” Poster with Karl Marx and (I presume) James Connolly. It was hiding in a friends uncles garage in Germany until recently.
A comment below gives a little history to the poster.
The poster was produced by the Prisoners Aid Committee in the early 70′s. The PAC was based in London and was originally set up in 1972 by Official Sinn Fein to campaign for IRA prisoners. The poster is a reminder that Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels had campaigned for Republican prisoners. The PAC designed and paid for the posters which were widely distibuted. By the end of 1974 all members of the PAC had been expelled from the British branch of the stickies, Clann na h’Eireann but the PAC continued to campaign for all Republican prisoners in English jails until the end of the 80′s.


‘Bring ALL Our Prisoners Home’ poster August 17, 2010

Not quite sure when this is from, the sender suggests “maybe late 80’s/early 90’s”. A poster looking to ‘Bring ALL Our Prisoners Home’


Green Cross and ‘Release all Our Political Prisoners’ Christmas Cards April 24, 2010

A Green Cross 1977 Christmas Card and another ‘Release all Our Political Prisoners’ Christmas Card from the Late Seventies.
Amongst the groups to benefit were Free The Casement Accused , Anti Extradition Committee, Campaign against Strip Searching, Campaign for Lifers, Voice of the Innocent, Irish Political Prisoners in Europe Solidarity Group and Committee for the Transfer of Irish Prisoners.
many thanks again to the donor.



‘Fight your corner -Dont Emigrate’ -Sinn Fein / Republican Clubs posters from the 1970s March 29, 2010

From the 1970s a selection of images of  Republican Clubs and Sinn Fein posters kindly sent to me by a donor.
An Anti EEC poster presumably from the 1973 Referendum (with the Slogan Fight your corner – Don’t Emigrate), a poster criticising The Cosgrave Government , a Republican Clubs poster and one also for the Freeing of all Political Prisoners.
This version of Sinn Fein / Republican Clubs was the precursor of Sinn Fein The Workers Party which became The Workers Party although I’m not 100% sure they all are.



1995 Saoirse Leaflet – ‘Release all political prisoners now’ October 15, 2009

A Saoirse leaflet given out in Cork in 1995, a year or so after the first IRA Ceasefire.  It contrasts the treatment of Lee Clegg with that of other  prisoners such as Paul Norney and also gives ways in which you can help the campaign.




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