Irish Election Literature

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Leaflet from Ann Joyce -Independent -Dublin South West – November 1982 General Election April 30, 2020


A bit of History, A leaflet from Nan Joyce who was the first Traveller to run for the Dail. She ran in Dublin South West in November 1982 and polled 581 votes. The leaflet is interesting in that it gives an insight to the issues faced by Travellers at the time.

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“Traveller’s Lives Matter.. Questions for Election Candidates” #ge16 February 26, 2016

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A leaflet “Traveller’s Lives Matter.. I’m voting for Traveller’s Rights” with 3 Questions for Election Candidates. The leaflet was produced by The Travellers of North Cork group.
Many thanks to the sender.
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‘Peninsula Action Group News’ -1997 proposed Halting Sites in Howth February 19, 2010

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A 1997 newsletter from the ‘Peninsula Action Group’ (which there is very little available info on now) ‘a voluntary organisation based on the Howth-Sutton Peninsula which concerns itself with planning issues on the Peninsula‘. They are affiliated with a group called MEAS (which I can’t find anything on) “which is the coordinating body for groups concerned with the development of Halting sites throughout the country and in particular with the existing absence of a transparent consultative process pertaining to Halting sites.”
This issue is dominated by proposals to establish Halting sites in Howth at Windgate Road and the entrance to the Deerpark hotel. Readers are urged to lobby their councillors, TDs and election candidates.

I have a few items from the time where the establishment of halting sites are a very hot topic. Any more info on PAG would be more than welcome.

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Rosaleen McDonagh – Seanad Trinity 2002 October 11, 2009


Rosaleen McDonagh, the first Traveller to seek election to the Seanad. Rosaleen McDonagh stood in both the 2002 and 2007 Seanad elections. Whilst not being close to winning a seat, she finished far ahead of many candidates on both occasions.

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