Irish Election Literature

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Socialist Quarterly No. 1 -September 1976 December 18, 2020

The first issue of Socialist Quarterly published by the Socialist Quarterly Editorial Board , which consisted of representatives of the Left Liason Committee and The Irish Marxist Society.

Edited by Paddy Carmody, this issue has contributions from Noel Browne, Matt Merrigan, Naomi Wayne, Anthony Cronin, Dave Neligan and George Jeffares.

Many thanks to the sender.


“The Fight for Jobs -The Socialist Answer to the Dole Queues” – Socialist Labour Party circa 1980 July 23, 2020

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From around 1980 “The Fight for Jobs -The Socialist Answer to the Dole Queues” produced by the Trade Union and Unemployed Workers Group of the Socialist Labour Party. It’s sixteen pages, so have scanned and uploaded it in pdf format here
Many thanks to the sender


Flyer for a 1979 European Election “Say No To EEC!” Meeting April 20, 2016

From May 1979 a flyer advertising a meeting “Say No To EEC!” organised by The Anti-EEC Committee urging a boycott or a spoiling of Ballot papers in the European Elections due to take place in June 1979.
Among those addressing the meeting were Kadar Asmal, Des Bonass (SLP),Jimmy Graham, Daltun O’Ceallaigh and writer ANthony Cronin.



Flyer and notepaper for Bert Bennett, Jim Maher, Dave Neligan ,Máirín Breheny -Socialist Labour Party -1979 Local Elections -Artane January 22, 2012

From the 1979 Local Elections campaign a flyer for Socialist Labour Party candidates in Artane, Bert Bennett, Jim Maher, Dave Neligan and Máirín Breheny. Also some notepaper from the campaign with a message from then Socialist Labour Party TD Noel Browne.
many thanks to the sender.
Another leaflet from that campaign is posted here.

The Socialist Labour Party Section of this site is here



Noel Browne pictures from The Socialist Labour Party August 19, 2011

Was given these photos by someone who had been involved with the Socialist Labour Party (Many thanks).
Given that Browne was such an important and influential figure in Irish Politics I thought I’d post them.
The first picture is from the 1979 Local Election Campaign of Socialist Labour Party candidates in the Artane / Coolock ward.
Pictured with Noel Browne are four children and the candidates Jim Maher, Mairin Breheny, Bert Bennett and David Neligan. Neligan was a political assistant to Dr.Noel Browne from 1968 to 1982.
Bert Bennett polled 923 votes and missed on the last seat by 223 votes. Jim Maher polled 788 , David Neligan polled 689 whilst Mairin Breheny polled 448.
The Second picture is Noel Browne and the third picture is of Noel Browne, with Bert Bennett and two others that I can’t identify,



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