Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

November 1990 issue of the UDA Magazine “Ulster” November 30, 2017

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The November 1990 issue of the UDA Magazine “Ulster” which I’ve scanned and uploaded in pdf here


1990 letter to UDA mag “Ulster” re Jack Charlton and The Irish teams choice of music October 12, 2017

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From the November 1990 edition of the UDA magazine “Ulster” , the correspondent isn’t too happy with Jack Charlton and the Irish team singing rebel songs!


“Whats missing from this picture?… in a word,you. ” – 1970’s recruitment ad for the UDR (Ulster Defence Regiment) October 30, 2013

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A Recruitment ad for the now disbanded UDR (Ulster Defence Regiment).
Many thanks to the sender.


Sean Farren -SDLP -1979 Westminster Elections North Antrim June 30, 2010

From the 1979 Westminster Elections a leaflet for Sean Farren of the SDLP running in North Antrim.  Powersharing is amongst the items covered.
Sean Farren who was until recently a leading figure in the SDLP.
As images are difficult to read the text of each image is below.



David Harding -Conservative and Unionist -Foyle 2010 UK Election May 8, 2010

From the 2010 Westminister Election, a leaflet from Conservative and Unionist candidate David Harding running in Foyle. David Harding polled
1,221 votes (3.22%) and lost his deposit.
In the leaflet a lot of emphasis is put on the partnership between the UUP and the Ulster Unionist Party and how ‘for the first time in a generation, people in Northern Ireland can have a decisive say in who forms the next UK government.’
Problem of course being that it may now be the DUP who have that say.
Harding is pictured all over Derry with a grey haired lady, anyone know who she is?



Yes to the Good Friday Agreement flyer- Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) 1998 April 24, 2010

A Yes to the Good Friday Agreement flyer produced by The Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) in 1998. The PUP were seen as the political wing of the UVF so their approval (along with that of the UDP) was seen as vital for the passing of the Referendum in May 1998. Many thanks to the donor.



Ulster’s Solemn League and Covenant 1912 March 15, 2010

From 1912 an original copy of ‘Ulster’s Solemn League and Covenant’ sent in by a kind donor who writes…..
This is not election literature but very political nevertheless and probably one of the most important documents of the 20th century.
In fact, it’s probably the Unionist equivalent of the Proclamation.
It’s ‘Ulster’s Solemn League and Covenant’ known as ‘The Covenant’ from 1912. Many of the most ardent opponents of Home Rule were said to have signed it in their own blood, not the only blood spilled over that bill.

The text of the Covenant  is
‘Ulster’s Solemn League and Covenant
Being convinced in our consciences that Home Rule would be disastrous to the material well-being of Ulster as well as of the whole of Ireland, subversive of our civil and religious freedom, destructive of our citizenship and perilous to the unity of the Empire, we, whose names are underwritten, men of Ulster, loyal subjects of his Gracious Majesty King George V, humbly relying on the God whom our fathers in days of stress and trial confidently trusted, do hereby pledge ourselves in solemn Covenant throughout this our time of threatened calamity to stand by one another in defending for ourselves and our children our cherished position of equal citizenship in the United Kingdom and in using all means which may be found necessary to defeat the present conspiracy to set up a Home Rule Parliament in Ireland. And in the event of such a Parliament being forced upon us we further solemnly and mutually pledge ourselves to refuse to recognise its authority. In sure confidence that God will defend the right we hereto subscribe our names. And further, we individually declare that we have not already signed this Covenant.

The above was signed by me at ____________

Ulster Day, Saturday 28th, September, 1912.

God Save the King ‘



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