Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

The Government information leaflet on the Household Charge February 18, 2012

The Government information leaflet on the Household Charge (or Phil Hogans Household Tax), to be delivered to every house in the country.
Outlines what the tax is for, the penalties, the ways to pay, who is liable and more.



“Boycott The Home Tax” leaflet from éirígí February 14, 2012

A “Boycott The Home Tax” leaflet from éirígí.



‘Don’t Register , Don’t Pay!’ – Anti Household Tax leaflet from the United Left Alliance February 8, 2012

‘Don’t Register , Don’t Pay!’ an Anti Household Tax leaflet from the United Left Alliance.
A Fine Gael Anti Property Tax Leaflet from 1994


“Household Tax -Time to say No to Austerity Policies!” leaflet from the Socialist Party February 7, 2012

“Household Tax -Time to say No to Austerity Policies!” an anti Household charges leaflet from The Socialist Party. The leaflet explains details of the tax, why it is unfair and so on.



“We Can’t Pay! We Wont Pay!” -Thomas Pringle, Luke Ming Flanagan Flyer for anti Septic Tank, Water and Household Charge meeting from November 2011 January 22, 2012

From November 2011 “We Can’t Pay! We Wont Pay!” A Flyer for ab anti Septic Tank, Water and Household Charge meeting to be addressed by Thomas Pringle and Luke Ming Flanagan.


“Residential Property Tax … Yields Less than VAT on Ice Cream” -Helen Keogh -Progressive Democrats 1997 GE Dun Laoghaire July 19, 2010

From 1997 a leaflet against the Residential Property Tax produced by Progressive Democrat TD Helen Keogh.
It was amongst other things, Unfair, Anti Family and Anti Dublin.

Click on Image if you cant see it all.



Fine Gael Flyer advertising Anti Property tax meeting in 1994. March 9, 2010

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From 1994 a flyer advertising a meeting about The Residential Property tax that was introduced by the Fianna Fail / Labour Coalition.
The meeting was to be addressed by John Bruton.


“Has your Labour Candidate been telling you the Truth?- NO!”-Dr Pat Lee -Fine Gael – 1992 Dublin NC January 19, 2010

From the 1992 General Election, Dr Pat Lee of Fine Gael attacks Labour.
With the Spring led Labour party on the up, they were being attacked not just by Fianna Fail (an example) but by Fine Gael also.

Pat Lee ( record) had originally been elected for Dublin Central, however due to boundary changes he ended up standing in Dublin North Central, where he lost his seat.
Items such as the Residential Property tax and  means testing Childrens allowance get a run out as Fine Gael try to portray Labour as about to attack the middles classes again.


“They Will Tax the Roof over Your Head” -Fine Gael anti Property Tax Leaflet 1994 January 16, 2010

1994 and the Labour/ Fianna Fail coalition announce that they intend to introduce a ‘Property Tax’.   The arguements here against the tax still stand, so its just as relevant today as it was in 1994. The 1994 tax seemed to take into account both the value of the house and the income of householders.



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