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.(more…)
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.
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.
From the 2022 Assembly Elections a leaflet from Ron McDowell who is running for the TUV in North Belfast. Many thanks to the sender.(more…)
A leaflet from Seán MacNiocaill who is running for Aontú in North Belfast in the 2022 Assembly Elections. Many thanks to the sender.
From the 2022 Assembly Elections a leaflet from Billy Hutchinson of the PUP who is running in North Belfast. Many thanks to the sender.(more…)
From the 2022 Assembly Elections , a leaflet from Shaun Harkin who is running for People Before Profit in Foyle. Many thanks to the sender.(more…)
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.
Founded in 1945, The Cork Civic Party had representation on Cork Corporation until they disbanded in 1966. They represented Business interests in the City.
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.
Founded in 2014, Meath Centre Left contested the 2014 Local Elections, running two candidates in Ashbourne
Founded in 1985 , The Community Party contested the 1985 Local Elections for Letterkenny UDC and had a Councillor elected. This episode also covers the debate around slot machines in Donegal in that period.
In the 1969 General Election, the then President of USI Ciaran McKeown ran in Dublin South West as an Independent. This episode covers McKeown in College, USI, the election, the aftermath and his life afterwards
From the 2022 Trinity Seanad By-Election a leaflet from Maureen Gaffney. Many thanks to the sender.(more…)
From the 2022 Seanad By-Election a leaflet from Sadhbh O’Neill. Many thanks to the sender.(more…)
Initially The Fine Gael Dublin City Group, in 1963 they met and hosted Young Unionists in Dublin and Belfast, by doing so they recognised The Constitution of Northern Ireland. For taking that position they were rebuked by The Fine Gael Leadership and subsequently resigned en masse from the Party. They continued as the Dublin City Group. In the 1965 General Election Jim Deegan stood as an Independent backed by The Dublin City Group. He also stood in the 1970 Dublin South County By-Election.
A regular on ballot papers in the 1980’s, William Abbey Of The Holy Cross Fitzsimons contested multiple elections, standing often in multiple constituencies, always without success.
Founded in early 1967, Clann Na Saoirse were a Republican, Anti Common Market Party that contested the 1967 Cork Borough By-Election. They only lasted until late 1968 or early 1969.