From the 2004 Local Elections a leaflet from Tony Fitzgerald who was running for Fianna Fáil in Cork City North West. He polled 474 votes and was elected. Many thanks to the sender(more…)
Leaflet from Tony Fitzgerald -Fianna Fáil -2004 Local Elections- Cork City North West. February 8, 2021
“Help To Defend Our Catholic Heritage Against The New Pagan Threat” Leaflet from John Lacken February 5, 2021
From 2017 Help To Defend Our Catholic Heritage Against The New Pagan Threat , a leaflet produced by former Christian Solidarity Party candidate John Lacken and current head of the Mayo based Legio Sanctae Familiae (Legion of The Holy Family) against the proposed Púca featival (it’s website is here), which was being promoted by Tourism Ireland for Halloween in the three locations of Drogheda, Trim and Athboy.
Many thanks to the sender.
1990 Presidential Election Leaflet endorsing Brian Lenihan from Bertie Ahern, Dermot Fitzpatrick and John Stafford.
From the 1990 Presidential Election a leaflet distributed in Dublin Central endorsing Brian Lenihan for President. It has messages of support from TD’s Bertie Ahern, Dermot Fitzpatrick and John Stafford as well as local Councillors. There’s also a profile of the candidate. Many thanks to the sender.(more…)
From 2016 an updated copy of the The Corú agus Rialacha (Constitution and Rules) of Fianna Fáil. You’ll find a 1983 copy here . Many thanks to the sender.
From the 1999 Local Elections, a Leaflet from Tara Skakie who was running for The Green Party in the Glencullen LEA, she polled 355 votes and missed out on a seat.
Podcast – Ailtirí na hAiséirghe January 22, 2021
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.
“Public Health Versus Private Wealth” -The Workers’ Party 1987 January 17, 2021
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.
Many thanks to the Sender
Podcast -Muintir na hÉireann -Episode 27 December 11, 2020
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.
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
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” .
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.
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.(more…)
From January 1991 “A Budget With A Purpose?” a six page submission on the Budget by The Workers’ Party
Many thanks to the sender
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.
Podcast – Independent Fianna Fáil (Blaney) October 1, 2020
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
“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.
I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf format here
Many thanks to the sender.
Podcast – The Irish Housewives Association September 24, 2020
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.