Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Brian Cowen, Sean Fleming, John Foley, John Moloney -Fianna Fail 2007 GE Laois-Offaly July 5, 2010

From the 2007 General Election A leaflet promoting Laois Offaly Fianna Fail candidates Brian Cowen, Sean Fleming, John Foley and John Moloney. All but John Foley were elected.
John Foley is the chap who goes missing in this infamous Fianna Fail Ard Fheis Clip. (At around 1.05 mins in)

Bertie writes Over the last ten years Ireland has taken major steps forward with mass unemployment being made a distant memory and huge investment in public services. This represents real and sustained progress ……

We also get a little profile of Brian Cowens professional and personal life as well as the other candidates.



John Bruton-Fine Gael- Meath 2002 January 17, 2010

John Bruton stands for the last time in 2002 in Meath where he was elected on the 8th count. Former Taoiseach and Fine Gael Leader, Bruton resigned his seat to take up the role of EU Ambassador to Washington in 2004.



Brian Cowen -Final Election Message -Laois-Offaly 2007 GE December 22, 2009

Brian Cowens final election message to constituents in 2007. He asks Voters to ‘let us proceed with the Next Steps’… ‘to ensure Bertie Ahern continues the good work…’
The candidates shown are Sean Fleming, John Moloney and John Foley.

John Foley is the chap who disappeared and then reappeared in that David Davin Power report from the Fianna Fail Ard Fheis a few years back.


Garret Fitzgerald letter of retirement to constituents 1992. November 6, 2009

Garret writes thanking ‘all who have supported me in the eight general elections since 1969 in Dublin South East’.
He also asks for a number one vote for Frances Fitzgerald and number 2 for Joe Doyle.
In the end Frances Fitzgerald got in, but the second Fine Gael Seat was lost to Michael McDowell.


‘Goodbye to all that, says CJH’ -Sean Haughey Dublin NC 1992 October 3, 2009

This is from a ‘paper’ ‘The North Central Leader’ issued by Sean Haughey in his 1992 General Election campaign. Charlie says goodbye to his electorate…. it would bring tears to your eyes.
You’ll probably need to click on the image to read all the wonderful prose.


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