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Bodenstown 1991 – 200th Anniversary of the Founding of The United Irishmen -Lessons for Today – Tomás Mac Giolla October 25, 2020

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A booklet produced by The Workers’ Party after the Bodenstown 1991 Speech given by Tomás Mac Giolla. The Speech was on “The 200th Anniversary of the Founding of The United Irishmen -Lessons for Today”. It has an interesting and fairly lengthy introduction by Cathal Goulding.

Many thanks to the sender


“Election News” – Official Sinn Fein leaflet from the 1973 General Election August 14, 2014

From the 1973 General Election Campaign a newsletter “Election News” from Official Sinn Fein. It includes an Interview with Tomas MacGiolla and pieces on Equality for Women, Defending the Farm and other issues.
Many thanks to the sender



“The Workers Voice in Europe”- Sinn Fein The Workers Party -1979 European Elections January 11, 2012

From the 1979 European Elections,”The Workers Voice in Europe” from Sinn Fein The Workers Party. There is a message of how the current representatives only had farmers interests at heart rather than workers interests. The party’s candidates Tony Coffey, Seamus Rodgers, Donnchadha Mac Raghnaill, Sean Walsh, Tomas MacGiolla and Mick Dunphy are listed at the bottom.


Tomas MacGiolla -Sinn Fein -Tipperary North 1961 General Election August 10, 2011

From the 1961 General Election a flyer for Sinn Fein candidate Tomas MacGiolla who was running in Tipperary North. MacGiolla polled 1,123 votes. He was later elected to Dublin Corporation and the Dail for The Workers Party.


“Tomás” -A Tribute to Tomás Mac Giolla February 3, 2011

A lovely pamphlet produced by the Workers Party entitled “Tomás” – Tribute to Tomás Mac Giolla .

After a lifetimes involvement , Tomás Mac Giolla passed away on the 4th February 2010.
I’ve some of his election leaflets posted Here, Here and Here.



Tomás Mac Giolla Remembrance Card January 11, 2011

A remembrance card for former TD, Lord Mayor of Dublin and President of The Workers Party Tomás Mac Giolla who passed away on the 4th of February 2010.



Tomás MacGiolla -‘Dublin People’ -Workers Party Paper- 1994 European Elections. February 4, 2010

The Late Tomás MacGiolla from the 1994 European Elections. Although not winning a seat, he polled respectably.
This is a freesheet given out during the campaign. It highlights The Workers Party policy on the EU.  From the paper you can see how proud Tomás MacGiolla was to have been Lord Mayor of Dublin . The issues of the day both European and domestic are shown too. The real isssue though was jobs….

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Tomas MacGiolla -The Workers Party-1994 European Elections December 2, 2009

On this we have ‘litir um thoghcán’ usually its spelt ‘litir um thoghchán’.
Having been Lord Mayor of Dublin Tomas MacGiolla writes to the ‘Dear Citizens’ of Dublin looking for a vote. 
He Writes…
‘At a time when there is literally enough wealth being created to serve the needs of everyone we have 32% unemployed …’



Tomas MacGiolla Workers Party -Euro 94 – Pub Quiz October 6, 2009

There are many gimmicks to get a voter to hold on to your leaflet, it may list telephone numbers of local services, be a fridge magnet calendar , a sporting fixtures guide, a match programme….. and then there’s the quiz!

A nice picture of yourself on the front and A Quiz where you also sneak yourself in as two of the answers on the back!



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