Irish Election Literature

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Poster for Thomas McEllistrim -Fianna Fail -Tralee -2014 Local Elections April 16, 2014

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A poster for former Fianna Fail TD Thomas McEllistrim who is running in Tralee for a seat on Kerry County Council.
Many thanks to the sender.



November 1982 Leaflet for Dan Kiely, Denis Foley , Tom McEllistrim -Fianna Fail -Kerry North July 27, 2012

From the November 1982 General Election a Leaflet for Dan Kiely, Denis Foley and Tom McEllistrim who were running for Fianna Fail in Kerry North. Foley and McEllistrim were elected.
Interesting to note Dan Kielys mention of the Pro Life Amendment.



From 1977 leaflet for Denis Foley, Kit Ahern and Tom McEllistrim -Fianna Fail – Kerry North July 5, 2012

From the 1977 General Election a leaflet for Denis Foley, Kit Ahern and Tom McEllistrim running for Fianna Fail in Kerry North. McEllistrim and Ahern were both elected.
The leaflet also gives some details of that famous 1977 Fianna Fail manifesto such as the “Abolition of Rates..” and unusually “For housewives -weekly information on prices on Radio, Television and newspapers”
Kita Ahern despite her long political career only had the one term in the Dail , she was the Aunt of Eoin’Bomber’ Liston and later joined the Progressive Democrats.
Tom McEllistrim succeeded his father (who had held a Dail seat in Kerry since 1923) in 1969 and held the ‘family’ seat until 1987. He regained it in 1989 before losing it again in 1992. His son also Tom McEllistrim served as a TD for Kerry North from 2002 to 2011.
Denis Foley was elected to teh Dail in 1981 and held the seat until 1989 but regained it in 1992 before retiring in 2002.



“Greyhound Supporters -Remember Your Friends -They Need Your Votes” -from the 1989 and 1992 General Elections January 4, 2012

From the 1989 and 1992 General Elections , ads sponsored by Seamus Mulvaney urging Greyhound Supporters to remember their Friends when they voted.
Amongst the friends were Brian Cowen, Frank Fahey, Michael O’Kennedy and Ned O’Keefe. Indeed all the friends listed were Fianna Fail TDs or Ministers.



2011 Election flyer with No Fianna Fail Logo from Thomas McEllistrim-Fianna Fail -Kerry North West Limerick January 7, 2011

Just got this (many thanks to the sender) .. the cover of a leaflet for Fianna Fail Kerry North TD Thomas McEllistrim. Its the first bit of FF 2011 material I’ve seen.
Note the lack of Fianna Fail logo on the front.
Thomas McEllistrim is the Fianna Fail candidate for Kerry North West Limerick in the forthcoming Election.


Kerry Public Service Workers Alliance (KPSWA) Tom McEllistrim protest Placards March 24, 2010

Many thanks to the KPSWA for sending these on. These are images of the placards displayed at the recent protest outside a clinic  of North Kerry Fianna Fail TD, Tom McEllistrim.



Kerry Public Service Workers Alliance -Anti Government Flyer March 3, 2010

Got sent this and thought it of interest. A flyer from The Kerry Public Service Workers Alliance ( It  Illustrates succinctly the gripes of many of the lower paid Public Service Workers (and many others too).
Also why would Tom McEllistrim earn more than Jackie Healy-Rae?

(Should anyone have the Black and White anti Healy-Rae poster shown in a report recently I’d love a copy)


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