Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

“Change The Law -Give Him An Equal Chance” 1980 Young Fine Gael campaign to give rights to ‘illegitimate’ children November 11, 2013

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From April 1980 “Change The Law -Give Him An Equal Chance” a Young Fine Gael campaign to give rights to ‘illegitimate’ children.
Many thanks to the sender.
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Happy Christmas …. December 25, 2011

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Happy Christmas ….
This is the front page of a newsletter from the UK Miners Strike I posted over on the CLR

 

From the 1977 Election a Fianna Fail ad -“The Coalition Shopping Basket” -“The Arabs put 12p on petrol- and the Coalition put 35p!” April 21, 2011


From the 1977 General Election campaign an ad from Fianna Fail about price rises since 1973 under the Fina Gael/Labour Coalition . Interesting to see the price rise in cigarettes and beer was less than amongst other items, butter, Tea, Potatoes and Fish Fingers.
We also get the nice line “The Arabs put 12p on petrol- and the Coalition put 35p!”

 

“You Will Never Get This Chance Again…” – “Vote Yes for Life” 1983 Abortion referendum December 16, 2010


From the 1983 Abortion Referendum some ads for a Yes Vote. The main Slogan being “You Will Never Get This Chance Again…” .
Little did they know…..

The referendum was Passed.

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Christmas Cards from 1984 -“Support The Miners right to a Future” and “The Miners Fight is Your Fight” December 14, 2010

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Two of a series of Christmas cards produced in 1984 by Rhymney Valley Miners Support Group during the Miners Strike in Britain.
(I have two more which I shall post too -many thanks to the sender)
The First Card contains a poem entitled ‘Kids Questions’ which begins

amid the quiet of the night.
Children don’t understand this fight.
They don’t know or realise,
Why their dad has tears in his eyes….

The Second Card has a poem ‘The Death of a Lady’ which begins..

My GOD! What a legacy.
Dark grey hills of slag.
My valley was once beautiful,
now she’s an ugly broken hag….

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“Centenary Celebrations of 1907 Dockers and Carters strike” -May Festival 2007 -ICTU December 10, 2010


From the May festival 2007 a programme for the “Centenary Celebrations of 1907 Dockers and Carters strike” in Belfast.
The story of the strike is told with details of Jim Larkins involvement,as well as photographs from the era.
There is also details of the various events being held around the city at the time.

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Leaflet in Arabic urging a No vote in the Citizenship Referendum of 2004 September 26, 2010


From the Campaign Against the Racist Referendum a Leaflet in Arabic urging a No vote in the Citizenship Referendum of 2004.
The Referendum was passed. My Arabic isn’t great so I’m not too sure what the leaflet says..

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