Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Christian Solidarity Party “Born in the 90s for the next Millennium” -1996 leaflet March 29, 2011

A 1996 leaflet from the Christian Solidarity Party with the title “Born in the 90s for the next Millennium”.
The leaflet attacks the Rainbow government, The Democratic Left, Fine Gael, Fianna Fail, Labour and the PDs. All of which had been in government at some stage over the previous ten years.

“The CSP question and will continue to question how Ireland has benefited from the raft of jaded ideologically driven anti-social and anti-family legislation which the political parties , in and out of office, have rail roaded through the houses of the Oireachtas”

The CSP fielded 8 candidates in the 1997 General Election of which 5 polled over 1,000 votes.



Leaflet from Manus MacMeanmain -Christian Solidarity Party -Meath West February 22, 2011

From the 2011 General Election campaign a Leaflet from Manus MacMeanmain of The Christian Solidarity Party running in Meath West. Amongst other themes we have the CSP attack the bailout, State money being given to The Irish Family Planning Association and the media.



Dana Rosemary Scallon -Independent- 2002 General Election -Galway West December 18, 2010

From the 2002 General Election ads for Independent candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon running in Galway West.
Having polled well in the 1997 Presidential Election and been elected to the European Parliament in 1999, Dana was expected to poll well. However she polled just 1,677 votes in this 2002 election and failed to win a seat.



1997 Christian Solidarity Party 28 page Manifesto with containing “specific proposals in summary form” September 23, 2010

From around 1997 A Christian Solidarity Party Manifesto containing “specific proposals in Summary form”.
At that time, led by Gerard Casey (who polled 2000 votes in the 1997 Election in Dun Laoghaire) the policies here seemed reasonable enough especially compared to some of their later material.
uploaded in pdf form HERE


A copy of the Christian Solidarity Party Website from 2003 September 13, 2010

From 2003 a copy of the Christian Solidarity Party Website
The website was up for just over two years.
Click HERE or on the image below to open.


“Pheww! That was close! ..” Anti Levonelle Leaflet from the Christian Solidarity Party in 2003 September 9, 2010

From 2003 A leaflet issued by the Christian Solidarity Party against the availability of Levonelle. Levonelle is a morning after pill that works up to 72 hours after intercourse.
There were arguments about if it was covered or not by the various Abortion Referenda. Where it was seen by many as a contraceptive it was thought of by Pro Life lobby as an ‘Abortion Pill’.



Endorsed by Eddie O’Sullivan…Rónán Mullen -2007 Seanad Election July 8, 2010

From the 2007 NUI Seanad election a leaflet for Independent Senator Rónán Mullen. Rónán Mullen was elected.
His endorsements include the then Ireland rugby coach Eddie O’Sullivan.



‘A Godless Empire’ -‘Protect Our Christian Values’ – Vote No To Lisbon -Coir Leaflet from first Lisbon Referendum June 23, 2010

From the first Lisbon Referendum Campaign a Coir leaflet with the headline ‘A Godless Empire’ . Pope Benedict is quoted too ‘Don’t deny your Christian roots’. ‘Protect Our Christian Values‘ and Vote No To Lisbon.



Joe MacDonough -The National Party -1997 Dublin North West June 10, 2010

From the 1997 General Election a leaflet for Joe MacDonough running for The National Party in Dublin North West. He polled 614 votes.
The National Party was set up after Nora Bennis (who became Party Leader) polled surprisingly well in the 1994 European Elections running as an Independent.
In 1992 Joe MacDonough had run for the Christian Centrist Party and got 741 votes.



Stephen Price -Independent -1992 GE Westmeath April 7, 2010

From the 1992 General Election in Westmeath, Independent candidate Stephen Price.
An Abortion Referendum (Right to Travel , information etc) was held on the same day which led to quite a number of pro-life Independent candidates.
This in part due to Fianna Fail , which had been previously seen as Pro-Life falling out of step with SPUC and others. This in turn led to the setting up of
a number of Parties such as The Christian Principles Party, Christian Solidarity Party and The National Party.
Stephen Price polled 747 votes.



Niamh Nic Mhathúna (now Ui Bhriain) -Independent-Pro Life -1992 Dublin Central (leaflet 2) December 7, 2009

Dublin Central 1992 leaflet of Niamh Nic Mhathúna, involved in Youth Defence, daughter of Una Bean nic Mhathuna of “G’way ye wife-swapping sodomites’ fame. I gather she was involved in Coir too.
As the General Election was being held on the same day as the Abortion Referendum a higher than usual number of pro-life independents stood. Not many fared well. Niamh Nic Mhathúna polled 514 votes.



Joe MacDonough -National Party -1997 Dublin North West November 29, 2009

From the 1997 general Election in Dublin North West, National Party candidate Joe MacDonough who polled 614 votes.



Alice Glenn Report – 1987 GE November 23, 2009

The now Independent TD, Alice Glenn explains why she left Fine Gael or how Fine Gael left her. Today Alices views look a bit extreme , however in 1987  Alices views were mainstream enough. The Other Alice Glenn report I have from around the 1986 Divorce Referendum was published by a group called ‘Family Forum’, although not mentioned here the PO box address is the same as Alices here.

Alice Glenn was first elected to the Dail in 1981 before losing her seat in the Feb 82 election. She regained her seat in the November 1982 election and served until 1987 where running as an independent she lost her seat.



Colm Callanan – Christian Solidarity Party 2007 November 4, 2009

Colm Callanan who stood in Laois-Offaly and Longford-Westmeath in the 2007 GE and also in 10 different LEAs in the 2009 local elections….
His electoral record at
Its nice to put a face to a name.
Colm only wants your Number 1 votes (“…a No 2 vote, regrettably, is of little use to me”).
Colm promises “…to take action on … homosexual adoption, increasing levels of porn in newsagents, sexual innuendo in TV ads, etc”




Richard Greene – Muintir na hÉireann 1997 Dublin South October 7, 2009

In the wake of the Lisbon 2 result, Cóir are considering becoming a political party. This is some of the election literature of Richard Greene one of the main Cóir spokespeople. Greene initially elected a councillor for the Green Party in Clonskeagh, left and founded his own party Muintir na hEireann. This is some of his literature from the 1997 General election.


Christian Solidarity Party- Paul O’Loughlin 2009 September 27, 2009

This is from the 2009 Dublin Central By-Election (He may well have stood elsewhere too.)… I love the way they are Anti Bin Tax .

Note too where the candidate mentions that he is the Nephew of  Chief Justice Rory O’Hanlon!



Niamh Nic Mhathúna (now Niamh Ui Bhriain) of Youth Defence – Independent -Dublin Central 1992 September 24, 2009

Dublin Central 1992 leaflets of Niamh Nic Mhathúna, involved in Youth Defence, daughter of Una Bean nic Mhathuna of “G’way ye wife-swapping sodomites’ fame. The Leaflets are actually printed by Youth Defence. She is also supported by ‘The Family Rights Council’ and ‘The Housewives Union’.

The State  is ‘Anti-Mother’, looks like she reckons the EEC is anti family too.



The National Party – Peter McNamee and Máire Kirrane 1997 September 21, 2009

The National Party were formed on the back of the success of Nora Bennis in the 1994 Euro Elections where she suprisingly outpolled Kathleen Lynch of the Democratic Left, Dan Boyle of the Greens as well as amongst others the Workers Party and Sinn Fein Candidates.  During the count she overtook the third Fianna Fail candidate, the sitting MEP Paddy Lane.

The National Party had candidates in the 1997 and 2002 General elections.  In 1997 many of their candidates polled over 1000 votes with Joh Harold Barry recieving 2,125 votes in Tipperary South. However all their candidates lost their deposits.

Peter McNamee and Máire Kirrane’s leaflets below.



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