Irish Election Literature

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50th Anniversary Edition of ITGWU Magazine “Liberty” January 9, 2017


An issue of “Liberty” the ITGWU Magazine produced to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Union. It’s really fascinating and covers the 1913 Lockout , The Citizen Army, James Connolly and much more. It’s 96 pages so scanned it into two pdfs.
Liberty Part 1 is uploaded here and
Liberty Part 2 is uploaded here

 

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“When Bush Comes To Shove” – Poster for Anti War Gig June 19th 2004 .. with Damien Rice, Christy Moore and more February 25, 2013

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“When Bush Comes To Shove” – Poster for Anti War Gig June 19th 2004  presented by the Irish Anti War Movement. Amongst the performers were  Damien Rice, Christy Moore , Kila, Barry Murphy, Mary Black and The Revs.
Many thanks to the sender.
When Bush  Comes To Shove Sat 19th June 2004

 

Pre Election letter from Jack O’Connor asking SIPTU Members in the Private Sector to vote Labour March 3, 2011


From the dying days of the 2011 General election Campaign a Pre Election letter from Jack O’Connor asking SIPTU Members in the Private Sector to vote for The Labour Party.

 

2009 Frontline Alliance leaflet – “Save Our Frontline Services …Before You Feel the CUTS” June 9, 2010

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A 2009 leaflet produced by the Frontline Alliance against the cuts.
From their Website….
The 24/7 Frontline Alliance represents workers, including gardai, nurses, fire fighters, prison officers and ambulance personnel, who deliver emergency and other vital services to the public, often at considerable risk to themselves. It is committed to protecting its members’ interests and the services they provide to the public.
There are six affiliated unions and staff associations. They are: the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors, the Garda Representative Association, the Irish Nurses Organisation, the Prison Officers Association, the Psychiatric Nurses Association and SIPTU.

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‘Euro-Dub’ -Des Geraghty freesheet -Democratic Left Summer 1993 April 28, 2010


From the summer of 1993 a freesheet produced by Des Geraghty of Democratic Left called ‘Euro-Dub’ (not exactly the catchiest title). Geraghty , who had stood unsuccessfully in the 1984 European Elections for The Workers Party, was co-opted to replace Prionsias De Rossa as MEP in the Summer of 1992. In effect this freesheet was advertising the fact that he was now the MEP. I’m not sure what the situation was in 1994 when it was Pat Rabbitte rather than Geraghty who fought the Euro Election in Dublin for The Democratic Left.
The paper argues that Dublin was neglected, that a lot of the EU money went elsewhere in the country than Dublin. There is an attack on The Dirty Dozen
Theres an interesting article ‘Culture on the Dole’ written by ‘Joxer Daly’. I presume to illustrate that the Democratic Left were not just concerned with the peoples economic wellbeing but also with their quality of life.
The in brief mentions amongst other items, the dispute at Pat the Baker, Sellafield and a new CD ‘Step by Step’ by the Work and Play Band. There is also a further indication of culture with a competition to win the Roddy Doyle book ‘Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha’.
I have yet to perfect pdfs so you’ll need to click on the image to read the pages.

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Jimmy Somers -Labour Party -1983 Dublin Central By Election April 12, 2010


From the 1983 Dublin Central By-Election, Labour candidate Jimmy Somers. The by-election was caused by the death of Fianna Fail TD George Colley. It was a tough time for Labour who were starting a decline, they won just two of the 52 Dublin City Council seats in the 1985 Local Elections.
Jimmy Somers finished fifth behind the Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, Workers Party and Sinn Fein Candidates. Fianna Fails Tom Leonard was elected.
Amongst the items mentioned is Labours commitment for a Divorce Referendum, Drugs and Crime.
Jimmy Somers is a former President of SIPTU and was previously in the ITGWU. He was also a local to the area.

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Jimmy Somers -Labour Party Newsletter – November 1983 Dublin Central By-election November 10, 2009


This was delivered during the 1983 Dublin Central by-election campaign. In tight times the Social Welfare Christmas Bonus was to be paid thanks to Labour Minister Barry Desmond. The voters weren’t thanking him as Somers finished fifth on the day behind the Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, Workers Party and Sinn Fein Candidates.
Jimmy Somers is a former President of SIPTU and was previously in the ITGWU. He was also a local to the area.

 

 
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