Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Gormanstown Internment Camp Civil War Autograph Book August 21, 2019

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An incredible piece of Irish History, an autograph book from Gormanstown Internment Camp during the Civil War, belonging to Patrick Cahill. It contains 49 pages of autographs, messages and drawings by fellow prisoners many who went on to become prominent people within the State. Among those who signed the book are future President Sean T O’Kelly, Oscar Traynor and well over 100 others. It’s fascinating looking up the names in the Bureau of Military History archives to see what each did in the War of Independence.
Many thanks to the sender.
It’s scanned in pdf format here

 

“Republican News” Single sheet flyer from 1937 November 8, 2018

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From 1937 (The IRA was banned in 1936) a copy of Republican News that was just a single sheet of paper, probably illustrating the difficulty trying to print a full paper at the time.
AN interesting read and it is highly critical of Fianna Fail.

 

“Irish Unity Better For All” leaflet from United Ireland Society October 4, 2018


“Irish Unity Better For All” a leaflet produced by The United Ireland Society outlining the advantages of Irish Unity.
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“No more Guildford Fours: The Case Of Jim Clarke” October 1, 2018


“No more Guildford Fours: The Case Of Jim Clarke” a leaflet against the extradition of Jim Clarke (James Pius Clarke) one of the 1983 Maze Escapees. Tn 1990 the High Court upheld an appeal against his extradition .

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1989 edition of “Republican Worker” -Journal of The RDG (Faction of the SWP) November 15, 2017


The Spring 1989 edition of “Republican Worker” -Journal of The RDG (Faction of the SWP) . The RDG were the Revolutionary Democratic Group. This publication is from their Scottish branch and contains a discussion paper on “British Withdrawal and Irish Solidarity” as well as details of “Hands Off Ireland” campaign and “The Committee for an Irish Solidarity Forum” (which contained among others The IRSP, RDG, Lenisist, Internationalists, RCG, RIL, Workers Power and Red Action) I’ve uploaded it in pdf here

 

June 1937 Election edition of “Sean Óglac” Paper of The Old IRA October 23, 2017


From the run up to the 1937 General Election an edition of “Sean Óglac” The “Official Organ of the National Association of Old Irish Republican Army”. It advocates for a vote for Fianna Fail giving detailed reasons why. There are other notices which are interesting too. Click on the image to enlarge.
Many thanks to the sender.

 

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.
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“Free Tony Taylor!” Leaflet from The Anti Internment Group of Ireland August 10, 2017

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A “Free Tony Taylor!” Leaflet from The Anti Internment Group of Ireland.

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Leaflet from “Cherish All The Children Equally – Republican . Progressive. Pro Life” January 26, 2017


A Leaflet calling for the retention of the 8th amendment from a group “Cherish All The Children Equally”.
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“…Censorship breeds ignorance” leaflet from the Repeal Section 31 Campaign December 12, 2016


“Watch Out! RTE “News”? Censorship breeds ignorance” leaflet from the Repeal Section 31 Campaign. The leaflet is from 1993 . In January 1994 Section 31 of the broadcasting act was not renewed by the then Minister Michael D. Higgins..
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From 1982…”The Role of Officers in Sinn Féin: Republican lecture series” October 23, 2016


From 1982…”The Role of Officers in Sinn Féin” published by The Sinn Féin Education Department as part of the ‘Republican lecture series’. It’s quite interesting as the roles are explained but also within the context of “The Troubles”. I’ve scanned it and uploaded it in pdf.
Many thanks to the sender

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“Stop CETA/TTIP’ leaflet from the Peadar O’Donnell Socialist Republican Forum September 22, 2016


A “Stop CETA/TTIP’ leaflet from the Peadar O’Donnell Socialist Republican Forum.
Their website
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“Thatcher’s Extradition Hit-List” Irish Anti Extradition Committee leaflet 1989 August 25, 2016


“Thatcher’s Extradition Hit-List” a leaflet from The Irish Anti Extradition Committee from around 1989/90.
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1978 Prisoners Aid Committee Letter for day of solidarity with Irish Political Prisoners April 20, 2016

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A Prisoners Aid Committee Letter for a Day of Solidarity with Irish Political Prisoners to be held on the 26th of November 1978.
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Leaflet for Dennis Murphy -SW Inner City and Martin Byrne -North Inner City – Ind (IRSP ) -1999 Local Elections November 10, 2014


From the 1999 Local Elections a Leaflet from Dennis Murphy and Martin Byrne who were running as IRSP backed Independent Republican Socialist candidates for seats on Dublin City Council. Murphy stood in The South West Inner City polling 81 votes whilst Byrne stood in The North Inner City polling 73 votes.
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“Spoil Your Vote..and Spoil it early” from Republican News -1973 Northern Ireland Assembly Elections October 30, 2014


From an “Evening Edition” of Republican News dated the 27th of June 1973 a ‘Ten Point Summary’ as to why Repubicans should spoil their vote in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections which took place the following day.
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Leaflets from Kevin Lynch- H-Block -1981 General Election -Waterford January 3, 2014

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From the 1981 General Election Leaflets from Hunger Striker Kevin Lynch who was running in Waterford. He polled 3,337 votes but failed to win a seat. He died on the 1st August 1981.
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“Don’t Let More Prisoners Die In The Blocks” -June 1981 Leaflet from Cabra H-Block Group October 8, 2013


From late June 1981 a leaflet issued by the Dublin7/ Cabra H-Block Group “Don’t Let More Prisoners Die In The Blocks” .At this stage four of the Hunger Strikers had died. Bobby Sands, Kieran Doherty and Paddy Agnew had all been elected to The Dail or Westminster. The leaflet also advertises activities that were coming up.
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