Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Poster for Action Day for Filling in the craters on the Monaghan border 1972. August 31, 2017

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From 1972 a poster from The Republican Movement for an Action Day Filling in the craters on the Monaghan border.
Many thanks to the sender.


“The Republican Resistance Calendar 1990” July 21, 2015

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“The Republican Resistance Calendar 1990” which contains various posters from the first 20 years of The Troubles. It’s fairly big so I have uploaded it in pdf
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“Peace With Justice” – 1972 leaflet from the Republican Movement September 4, 2012

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From 1972 an interesting leaflet “Peace With Justice” outlining the Eire Nua, new society, envisaged by the Republican Movement. The leaflet gives

“an outline of the New Ireland envisaged by the Republican Movement. Its adoption will ensure that the sacrifices of generations will not have been in vain. Peace, prosperity and security can be secured for all our people and foreign rule and dissension shall be buried for ever.”

many thanks to the sender.



“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.



“1981 Hunger Strike -19th Anniversary May 2000” -Leaflet with programme of events. November 20, 2011

From 2000 a leaflet outlining events to commemorate the “1981 Hunger Strike -19th Anniversary May 2000”.



‘Bring ALL Our Prisoners Home’ poster August 17, 2010

Not quite sure when this is from, the sender suggests “maybe late 80’s/early 90’s”. A poster looking to ‘Bring ALL Our Prisoners Home’


Bobby Sands, Francis Hughes Badges August 2, 2010

A Bobby Sands and Francis Hughes Badge issued I presume around the time of the Hunger Strike in 1981.
There was much paraphernalia like this available at the time.
Also an Anti Nazi Badge.
Many thanks to the sender (who is also doing a sponsored cycle for Temple Street and sponsorship details are on his Blog).



From 1966 a fully filled “Laois Republican Commeration Committee” Easter draw card July 16, 2010

From 1966 a Laois Republican Commemoration Committee Easter Draw card (I assume its a misspelling of commemoration).
The sender notes
Its a fully filled out Republican Easter draw card from 1966 – not sure if someone ever dropped it in for the draw or just made off with money – it was probably someone from Newbridge (or Droichead Nua) as thats where all the addresses are from.

Note that some of the names and addresses are Army men from The Curragh Camp and of course some are care of ‘The Liffey Bar’ in Newbridge.


Bobby Sands -“Anti H-Block / Armagh Political Prisoner” – 1981 Fermanagh South Tyrone by election May 7, 2010

Poster and Leaflet for Hunger Striker, Bobby Sands who stood in the Fermanagh South Tyrone by-election held on the 9 April 1981. He won by 30,493 votes to 29,046 for the Unionist candidate Harry West.

The Hunger Strike centred around the “Five Demands”:
1. the right not to wear a prison uniform;
2. the right not to do prison work;
3. the right of free association with other prisoners, and to organise educational and recreational pursuits;
4. the right to one visit, one letter and one parcel per week;
5. full restoration of remission lost through the protest

Bobby Sands died on the 5th of May 1981.

many thanks to the donor.



Out of The Ashes Arose The Provisionals -Republican Christmas Card April 30, 2010

A christmas card produced, I assume by the Republican movement or Sinn Fein. I think its from the 70s or early 80s.
Aside from the  traditional ‘Nollaig faoi shean is faoi mhaise duit’ in the card there is also a quote from Marie Drumm.
‘We must take no steps backwards, our steps must be forward, for if we don’t our martyrs who died for you, for me, for this country, will haunt us for eternity’
Marie Drumm was a former vice president of Sinn Féin who was assinated whilst in hospital by Loyalists in 1976. She was also a commander in Cumann na mBan.
many thanks to the donor



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