Irish Election Literature

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1977 Sinn Fein The Workers Party letter regarding “plans for the forthcoming General Election” August 11, 2015

From February 1977 a letter from Tony Heffernan to members of Sinn Fein The Workers Party outlining some of the partys “plans for the forthcoming General Election”.


Leaflet from Sean Walsh -Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party -1977 General Election – Carlow Kilkenny December 18, 2014

From the 1977 General Election a leaflet from Sean Walsh of Sinn Fein The Workers Party running in Carlow Kilkenny. He polled 1666 votes and missed out on a seat.




From December 1977 -Sinn Fein The Workers Party ‘Notes & Comments’ May 29, 2013

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From December 1977 “Sinn Fein The Workers Party ‘Notes & Comments’ ” a newsletter for members outlining various party issues . There are suggested ways of raising funds via extra newspaper sales. The roles of party branches is discussed,  The new printing press is mentioned as are the forthcoming European Elections and other matters.



“Forward Working People” -Mick Dunphy -Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party -Munster- 1979 European Elections August 25, 2011

From the 1979 European Elections an ad for Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party candidate Mick Dunphy who was running in Munster. The Waterford based Dunphy polled 11,526 votes. He also stood in the Local Elections the same day narrowly missing out on a seat.
It offers a critique of Irelands entry into the EEC making points such as rising prices, lack of jobs being created and that it was Big Farmers that were benefiting most from entry into the EEC.
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Tomas MacGiolla -Sinn Fein -Tipperary North 1961 General Election August 10, 2011

From the 1961 General Election a flyer for Sinn Fein candidate Tomas MacGiolla who was running in Tipperary North. MacGiolla polled 1,123 votes. He was later elected to Dublin Corporation and the Dail for The Workers Party.


Jimmy Brick, Tony Coffey,Billy Dillon -Sinn Fein The Workers Party -1979 Local Elections Galway October 14, 2010

Was sent this flyer from the 1979 Local Elections campaign in Galway. Jimmy Brick, Tony Coffey and Billy Dillon of Sinn Fein The Workers Party.
Jimmy Brick was a long time stalwart of the Workers Party who stood in five General Elections in Galway West and also in two European Elections. Brick left in 1990 in part over the fuss created by Eamon Smullens ‘Necessity of Social Democracy’ pamphlet. Others to leave at the time included Eoghan Harris and John Cadden.

Tony Coffey stood in the 1977 General Election and later in the 1979 European Elections. In 1981 he stood as an Independent.A former Bus driver ,he also had a spell as leader of the Galway Council of Trade Unions.

Elect a Worker -Its All a Question of class.
None of the three were elected.
Billy Dillon polled 247 votes ,Jimmy Brick polled 151 votes ,Tony Coffey polled 306 votes for the City Council and 872 votes in the County Council elections.


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