Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

March 1983 Edition of Saoirse – Newsletter of the Jackie Griffith Sinn Féin Cumann Dublin South East. July 25, 2022

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The March 1983 edition of Saoirse , a newsletter produced by The Jackie Griffith Sinn Féin Cumann in Dublin South East. Contains local news and an interview with John Crabbe.

Many thanks to the sender.

I’ve uploaded it here in pdf format

 

Podcast – Patrick Belton – Independent – September 1927 July 12, 2022

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This episode covers The Militant Tendency, Militant Labour in Ireland up until their renaming as The Socialist Party. Their origin, activities in Labour, expulsion and as a separate entity.
  1. Militant Labour
  2. James Clarke running as an Old IRA candidate in 1944
  3. Patrick Belton – Independent -September 1927
  4. Jack Murphy and The Unemployed Protest Committee
  5. Peadar Cowan and Vanguard

Having been elected for Fianna Fáil in June 1927, Patrick Belton took his seat in the Dail and was expelled from Fianna Fáil for doing so. He stood as an Independent in September 1927. He later stood for Cumann na nGaedheal and was elected for them in 1933. One of the few people to have been elected as a TD for both Fianna Fáil and Cumann na nGaedheal.

 

Podcast – Jack Murphy and The Unemployed Protest Committee June 27, 2022

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This episode covers The Militant Tendency, Militant Labour in Ireland up until their renaming as The Socialist Party. Their origin, activities in Labour, expulsion and as a separate entity.
  1. Militant Labour
  2. James Clarke running as an Old IRA candidate in 1944
  3. Patrick Belton – Independent -September 1927
  4. Jack Murphy and The Unemployed Protest Committee
  5. Peadar Cowan and Vanguard
 

Podcast – Peadar Cowan and Vanguard June 10, 2022

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This episode covers The Militant Tendency, Militant Labour in Ireland up until their renaming as The Socialist Party. Their origin, activities in Labour, expulsion and as a separate entity.
  1. Militant Labour
  2. James Clarke running as an Old IRA candidate in 1944
  3. Patrick Belton – Independent -September 1927
  4. Jack Murphy and The Unemployed Protest Committee
  5. Peadar Cowan and Vanguard

A look at the Vanguard a far Left group set up by Peadar Cowan in 1944 as well as Cowan’s Political career in Labour and Clann Na Poblachta.

 

Decade of Centenaries Leaflet from Leo Varadkar June 3, 2022

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“1922 – 2022 Celebrating 100 Years Since the Foundation of the State” a historical leaflet giving details of the foundation of the State 100 years ago as well as some local details on the Phoenix Park.

I’ve uploaded the leaflet in pdf here

 

Leaflet from Dónall Ó Conalláin – 1969 NUI Seanad Election

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From the 1969 NUI Seanad Election a leaflet from outgoing Senator Dónall Ó Conalláin. He polled 1,601 votes and missed out on a seat.

Many thanks to the sender.

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Podcast – “Former Captain NI Football Team” Derek Dougan 1997 Election Campaign in East Belfast

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This episode covers The Militant Tendency, Militant Labour in Ireland up until their renaming as The Socialist Party. Their origin, activities in Labour, expulsion and as a separate entity.
  1. Militant Labour
  2. James Clarke running as an Old IRA candidate in 1944
  3. Patrick Belton – Independent -September 1927
  4. Jack Murphy and The Unemployed Protest Committee
  5. Peadar Cowan and Vanguard

A look at the 1997 Westminster Election Campaign of former Northern Ireland International Derek Dougan as well as a bit on his football career, time at the PFA and so on. 

 

Podcast – Ulster Christian Democrat Party May 20, 2022

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This episode covers The Militant Tendency, Militant Labour in Ireland up until their renaming as The Socialist Party. Their origin, activities in Labour, expulsion and as a separate entity.
  1. Militant Labour
  2. James Clarke running as an Old IRA candidate in 1944
  3. Patrick Belton – Independent -September 1927
  4. Jack Murphy and The Unemployed Protest Committee
  5. Peadar Cowan and Vanguard

The Ulster Christian Democrat Party contested the 1996 Forum Elections. They wanted all churches to recognise the Northern Irish state, Northern Ireland to be renamed ‘Ulster’, to become Independent  and be part of the Commonwealth. Their Website

 

Leaflet from Colly McLaughlin -IRSP -Foyle – 2022 Assembly Elections May 16, 2022

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From the 2022 Assembly Elections , a leaflet from Colly McLaughlin who was running for The IRSP in Foyle. He polled 766 votes and missed out on a seat.

Many thanks to the sender.

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Podcast -Democratic Partnership May 13, 2022

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This episode covers The Militant Tendency, Militant Labour in Ireland up until their renaming as The Socialist Party. Their origin, activities in Labour, expulsion and as a separate entity.
  1. Militant Labour
  2. James Clarke running as an Old IRA candidate in 1944
  3. Patrick Belton – Independent -September 1927
  4. Jack Murphy and The Unemployed Protest Committee
  5. Peadar Cowan and Vanguard

Democratic Partnership was a group made up of Peace People, Peace Activists , Trade Unionists and ex Northern Ireland Labour Party members. They contested the 1996 Northern Ireland Forum Elections. This episode also covers the Northern Ireland Forum electoral system, which was unique and as far as I know hasn’t been used since.

 

Podcast -Martin Brennan -Independent Republican -Sligo -1937 May 6, 2022

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This episode covers The Militant Tendency, Militant Labour in Ireland up until their renaming as The Socialist Party. Their origin, activities in Labour, expulsion and as a separate entity.
  1. Militant Labour
  2. James Clarke running as an Old IRA candidate in 1944
  3. Patrick Belton – Independent -September 1927
  4. Jack Murphy and The Unemployed Protest Committee
  5. Peadar Cowan and Vanguard

In the 1937 General Election, War of Independence and Civil War veteran Martin Brennan ran as an Independent Republican in Sligo. This episode looks at that campaign and briefly looks at his War of Independence record and time as a Fianna Fail TD.

 

Leaflet from Ron McDowell -TUV – North Belfast – 2022 Assembly Elections. May 4, 2022

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From the 2022 Assembly Elections a leaflet from Ron McDowell who is running for the TUV in North Belfast. Many thanks to the sender.

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Leaflet from Seán MacNiocaill – Aontú – North Belfast – 2022 Assembly Elections

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A leaflet from Seán MacNiocaill who is running for Aontú in North Belfast in the 2022 Assembly Elections. Many thanks to the sender.

 

Leaflet from Billy Hutchinson – PUP – North Belfast – 2022 Assembly Elections


From the 2022 Assembly Elections a leaflet from Billy Hutchinson of the PUP who is running in North Belfast. Many thanks to the sender.

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Leaflet from Shaun Harkin -People Before Profit – Foyle -2022 Assembly Elections

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From the 2022 Assembly Elections , a leaflet from Shaun Harkin who is running for People Before Profit in Foyle. Many thanks to the sender.

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Podcast -The National Citizens Movement April 30, 2022

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This episode covers The Militant Tendency, Militant Labour in Ireland up until their renaming as The Socialist Party. Their origin, activities in Labour, expulsion and as a separate entity.
  1. Militant Labour
  2. James Clarke running as an Old IRA candidate in 1944
  3. Patrick Belton – Independent -September 1927
  4. Jack Murphy and The Unemployed Protest Committee
  5. Peadar Cowan and Vanguard

Founded in 2014, The National Citizens Movement grew out of The Anti Water Charges and wider anti Austerity Movement. They contested the 2015 Carlow Kilkenny By-Election before merging with Direct Democracy Ireland in December 2015.

 

Podcast – The Cork Civic Party April 15, 2022

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This episode covers The Militant Tendency, Militant Labour in Ireland up until their renaming as The Socialist Party. Their origin, activities in Labour, expulsion and as a separate entity.
  1. Militant Labour
  2. James Clarke running as an Old IRA candidate in 1944
  3. Patrick Belton – Independent -September 1927
  4. Jack Murphy and The Unemployed Protest Committee
  5. Peadar Cowan and Vanguard

Founded in 1945, The Cork Civic Party had representation on Cork Corporation until they disbanded in 1966. They represented Business interests in the City.

 

“Plan for Joint Sovereignty for Northern Ireland” from Dermot Walsh – 1981 NUI Seanad Election April 8, 2022

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From the 1981 NUI Seanad Election a booklet from Donegal based candidate Dermot Walsh outlining his plan for Joint Sovereignty for Northern Ireland as well as some other issues. In that election Walsh polled 1,140 votes and missed out on a seat. .. Many thanks to the sender.

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