Irish Election Literature

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Receipt from the 1949 Fine Gael National Collection. November 7, 2016

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A Receipt from the 1949 (or 1948?) Fine Gael National Collection. Note the Fine Gael logo and prominence of United Ireland and Richard Mulcahy as Party President.


From 1923 “The Challenge – Government and Order V The Irregulars and Anarchy” Cumann na nGaedhael November 19, 2011

From the 1923 General Election and a piece from Cumann na nGaedhael illustrating some of the issues of the time .
“The Challenge – Government and Order V The Irregulars and Anarchy”


A selection of 1948 Election Posters January 18, 2010

I got emailed these by a kind donor, apparently they are from Life Magazine.
First off the Posters are all pasted on to the wall in billboard slots, not a poster to be seen on the lamppost!
The 1948 election will be remembered for the coming of Clann na Poblachta. Here in Dublin North Central constituency. (Result from they didn’t win a seat.
There is also a picture of Fine Gael Leader General Richard Mulcahy Fine Gael leader from 1944 to 1959. When Fine Gael did come to power in 1948 it was John A. Costello rather than party leader Mulcahy who became Taoiseach. This was due to Mulcahy having been in government during the post Civil War executions. In the 1948 government he held the role of Minister for Education.
Note how the Fianna Fail poster has been defaced with ‘And Emigrate!’.
The sender notes …”I found a TIME article about the election which stated that adulterating and appending derogatory statements to posters was a frequent occurrence during the campaign”



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