Irish Election Literature

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Podcast – Ailtirí na hAiséirghe January 22, 2021

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Ailtirí na hAiséirghe were a Fascist Party founded in March 1942 and led by Gearóid Ó Cuinneagáin. They contested the 1943, 1944 and 1948 General Elections and won 9 seats in the 1945 Local Elections.

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“Public Health Versus Private Wealth” -The Workers’ Party 1987 January 17, 2021

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From 1987 a Health Policy a 30 page document produced by The Workers’ Party entitled “Public Health Versus Private Wealth”

 

“Mother and Baby Homes” Pamphlet from People Before Profit January 14, 2021


A 48 page pamhplet written by Willie Cumming of People Before Profit about The Mother and Baby Homes.
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Podcast -Muintir na hÉireann -Episode 27 December 11, 2020

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This episode covers the pro-life Christian party Muintir na hÉireann led by Richard Greene that were very active in the 1990’s against Abortion and Divorce. By the time the 1997 General Election came along there were two groups using the Muintir na hÉireann name following a split. The Muintir na hÉireann led by Greene stood in the 1997 General Election.

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Podcast – Episode 26 – The All Night Party / Sligo Leitrim Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Constituents by Lying and Cheating Politicians December 7, 2020

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The episode covers Noel “Flukey” Gorman and his outing in November 1982 for the “Sligo Leitrim Society for the prevention of cruelty to constituents by lying and cheating politicians” and 1987 and 1994 outings for “The All Night Party” .

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Podcast – The Natural Law Party -Episode 25

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The Natural Law Party stood in Irish Elections (both North and South) during the 1990s. They were famous for their advocation of Natural Law and the promotion of  solving the worlds issues via Yogic Flying.

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Leaflet from Kevin Boland, Ruairi Brugha, Jim Murphy- Fianna Fáil- Dublin South County -1969 General Election October 23, 2020


From The 1969 General Election, a Leaflet from Kevin Boland, Ruairi Brugha and Jim Murphy running for Fianna Fáil in Dublin South County. Kevin Boland was elected.

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“A Budget With A Purpose?” – The Workers’ Party Budget Submission -January 1991 October 20, 2020

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From January 1991 “A Budget With A Purpose?” a six page submission on the Budget by The Workers’ Party

uploaded in pdf format here

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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”

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Podcast -The Community Democrats of Ireland October 8, 2020


This is the story of the short lived Community Democrats of Ireland who contested the 1979 European Elections.

They had a series of self inflicted mishaps during their short lifetime which contributed to them not being a success. They are a lesson in what not to do if you found a new party.

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Podcast – Independent Fianna Fáil (Blaney) October 1, 2020

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This episode tell the story of the Independent Fianna Fáil party founded by Neil T. Blaney after his expulsion from Fianna Fáil. It lasted from 1973 until 2006. There’s a background to Blaney , a brief bit on his career as a Minister, Blaneys time in Europe as well as the various elections the party fought.
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“For Unity And Socialism” -1970 Manifesto of The Communist Party Of Ireland September 26, 2020

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“For Unity And Socialism” – Manifesto of The Communist Party Of Ireland (1970). A historical 12 page pamphlet issued after the Special Congress that amalgamated the Irish Workers’ Party and the Communist Party Northern Ireland to form The Communist Party Of Ireland. The manifesto has an introduction by Andrew Barr the then Chairman of the National Executive Committee of The CPI as well as details of the parties policies.
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Podcast – The Irish Housewives Association September 24, 2020

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In the 1957 General Election, The Irish Housewives Association stood three candidates.
Mairead McGunness in Dublin North East, Beatrice Dixon in Dublin South West and Kathleen Swanton in Dublin North Central.
This episode is about the campaign, a brief history of the Irish Housewives Association as well as touching on Women in Politics.

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Podcast – The National Progressive Democrats September 17, 2020

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Latest episode of the podcast covers The National Progressive Democrats. A left wing party set up by Noel Browne and Jack McQuillan in the late 1950’s.
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Leaflet from James Kelly – Aontacht Eireann – 1973 General Election -Cavan September 14, 2020


From the 1973 General Election a leaflet from James Kelly running for Aontacht Eireann in Cavan where he polled 2068 votes. Formerly Captain James Kelly he came to National Attention during the arms trail, where he was acquitted.

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“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.

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1979 Seanad Referendum Leaflet From The Government Information Services


A Government Information Services leaflet giving details on the 1979 Seanad Referendum. It was the Seventh Amendment of the Constitution and was to expand the electoral franchise for University Seanad seats from the NUI and Trinity College to include other named third level institutions.
It passed with 552,600 voting Yes and 45,484 voting No.

 

1979 Adoption Referendum Leaflet from The Government Information Services September 4, 2020


A Government Information Services leaflet giving details on the 1979 Adoption Referendum. The Referendum was the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution and it ensured that certain adoption orders would not be found to be unconstitutional because they had not been made by a court.
It passed with 601,694 votes in favour and 6,265 votes against

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