Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

“The Aims of Fianna Fail” -From a 1978 Membership booklet December 31, 2011

From a 1978 Membership booklet, “The Aims of Fianna Fail”.

Many Thanks to the sender.


“Stop Taxing Work” -Progressive Democrats 1987 General Election December 30, 2011

From the 1987 General Election, “Stop Taxing Work” from the Dessie O’Malley led Progressive Democrats .


“In one year her grocery bill has risen 14%. But her housekeeping money hasn’t”-Fine Gael 1973″ December 29, 2011

From the 1973 General Election an Ad from Fine Gael “In one year her grocery bill has risen 14%. But her housekeeping money hasn’t”.


From 1981 a Brilliant Fianna Fail ad looking for the Youth Vote! December 28, 2011

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From 1981 an attempt by Fianna Fail to attract the Youth Vote.
I love the young man asking “When we come to buy a house what chance have we got?” only to be answered by none other than Ray Burke , who was an expert in the matter of housing and planning.


Happy Christmas …. December 25, 2011

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Happy Christmas ….
This is the front page of a newsletter from the UK Miners Strike I posted over on the CLR


“Loose Talk Costs Lives” and other Republican / IRA Posters December 23, 2011

A bunch of six Republican posters, some for the IRA.
Many thanks to the sender.



Leaflet from Olive Braiden, Niall Andrews, John Stafford -Fianna Fail -1994 European Elections -Dublin December 22, 2011

From the 1994 European Elections a leaflet for Fianna Fail Dublin candidates Olive Braiden, Niall Andrews and John Stafford. Andrews was elected.



Protecting The Taxpayer -Labour’s analysis of the NAMA Bill 2009 – Labour Party December 21, 2011

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From 2009 , ‘Protecting The Taxpayer’ -Labour’s analysis of the NAMA Bill 2009
I’ve uploaded this document in PDF format. Click on the image or on the link below to launch.

In Pdf
Protecting The Taxpayer -Labour’s analysis of the NAMA Bill 2009


Leaflet in Polish from James Lawless – Fianna Fail -2009 Local Elections Naas December 20, 2011

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From the 2009 Local Elections a leaflet in Polish from Fianna Fail candidate James Lawless who was running in Naas. The Leaflet amongst other things, explains that EU nationals are eligible to vote in Local and European Elections aand also explains the system of proportional representation. He polled 971votes and narrowly missed out on a seat.
Many thanks to the sender


Leaflet from Alice Glenn ,John Colgan, Michael Keating- Fine Gael- November 1982 Dublin Central. December 19, 2011

From the November 1982 General Election a leaflet from Fine Gael candidates Alice Glenn, John Colgan and Michael Keating who were running in Dublin Central.
Glenn and Keating were elected. All three candidates ended up running as Independents or in Keatings case The Progressive Democrats. Colgan ran as an Independent in the 1991 local Elections whilst Alice Glenn ran as an Independent in the 1997 General Election.
Glenn was probably most famous for her ‘A Woman Voting for Divorce is like a Turkey voting for Christmas‘ leaflet. I also have her reasons for ‘leaving’ Fine Gael “Why Fine Gael divorced Alice Glenn



Leaflet From Tom Gildea -TV Deflector candidate -1999 Local Elections Glenties December 18, 2011

In the 1997 General Election Tom Gildea caused a shock when he was elected to the Dail for Donegal South West running on the issue of Television Deflectors. (Another ‘deflector’ candidate Dermot Kirwin polled almost 3000 votes in Waterford).
This leaflet is from the 1999 Local Elections in Glenties where he won a seat on the council. He didn’t stand in the 2002 General election and retired from politics in 2004. His personal assistasnt Gwen Breslin stood in the 2002 General Election polling 951 votes.



1949 booklet from The Anti Partition of Ireland League for the visit of Eamon De Valera to Birmingham December 17, 2011

In January 1949, the then former Taoiseach Eamon De Valera visited Birmingham as a guest of the Anti Partition League of Ireland. This booklet contains a programme of events, a profile of Dev, a message from Hugh Delargy, the aims of the Anti Partition League of Ireland, ads for Connradh Na Gaedhilge and much more.
There is information on The Anti Partition League here and on page 14 and 15 here.
There is more information on former Labour MP Hugh Delargy here and here



“Delivering For Galway” – Noel Grealish -2011 General Election Galway West December 16, 2011

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From the 2011 General Election a flyer from Independent TD Noel Grealish running in Galway West. Former PD TD Grealish was elected.


Sinn Fein and other No to Lisbon Stickers from the 2009 Lisbon Referendum December 15, 2011

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A series of No to Lisbon stickers from (I think) the second Lisbon Treaty Referendum in 2009. One is from Sinn Fein and I’m not sure who produced the other two.



A series of five Desktop images for your PC produced by Fianna Fail around 2001 December 14, 2011

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A series of five Desktop images for your PC produced by Fianna Fail around 2001. Sean Lemass , Bertie , Dev, Old Posters and the Fianna Fail logo.

Click on the Images to enlarge.



“Fighting For Our Economic Sovereignty” – Pre Budget Leaflet from John Lyons -Labour -Dublin North West December 13, 2011

“Fighting For Our Economic Sovereignty” a Pre 2012 Budget Leaflet from Labour Dublin North West TD John Lyons. It outlines the state we are in, Labours achievements in Government, has a message from Eamon Gilmore and more.
The leaflet is also in pdf format HERE



Old Local Election Results – Leitrim 1920 to 2009, Kilkenny 1955 to 2009, Laois 1960 to 2009

Another selection of Old Local Election results in excel format. This time from Kilkenny, Laois and Leitrim

The Main page for all the old Local Election results posted to date is HERE

Kilkenny County Council Local Election Results 1955 to 2009

Laois County Council Local Election Results 1960 to 2009

Leitrim County Council Local Election Results 1920 to 2009


“Septic Tank Inspection Charges” leaflet from The Workers Party December 12, 2011

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A “Septic Tank Inspection Charges” leaflet from The Workers Party mocking Fianna Fails campaign against the Septic Tank charge.


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