From 1994 “Ulster’s Protestant Working Class – A Community Exploration” a pamphlet produced by The Springfield Inter-Community Development Project. Among the discussion group which produced the pamphlet were bIlly Hutchinson, Gusty Spence, Michael Hall, Chris McGimpsey, Joy Challis and Roy Gardland. It’s quite an interesting read. I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf format here.
“Where We Stand” leaflet from the Vanguard Unionist Party March 23, 2017
“Where We Stand” a leaflet from the Vanguard Unionist Party (Ulster Vanguard) outlining what they were for and Against as well as the difference between themselves and the Ulster Unionists.
You can find more about the party here
September 1983 edition of the UDA newsletter ‘Ulster’ October 25, 2015
The September 1983 edition of the Ulster Defence Association newsletter ‘Ulster’ which is in uploaded in pdf form.
Among the items covered are Anti Segregation protests, threats to criminals from the UDA, plenty of small pieces about Gerry Adams and Cardinal O’Fiach, a piece on Rose Harvey and Dominic McGlinchey.
Click on the image to launch in pdf
Leaflet from Nigel Lutton -Independent Agreed Unionist Candidate- Mid Ulster 2013 By Election March 7, 2013
From the 2013 Mid Ulster By-Election a leaflet from Independent and ‘The Agreed Unionist Candidate’ Nigel Lutton.
Theres a profile of the candidate, Peter Robinson and Mike Nesbitt extolling the virtues of the candidate as well as some policies.
A special thanks to the sender… who rescued this from a relatives bin (yes I’ve searched in bins for leaflets too )
From the 1992 General Election a flyer from Patrick Melly… a rarity in the Republic of Ireland in that he was a Unionist candidate.
There is of course a ‘Protestant Vote’ in certain areas of the country, more often than not though its in Local Elections that it manifests itself with the likes of the Donegal Progressive Party and Protestant Association candidates fielded (and elected) in Donegal and Monaghan up until recently.
In 1987 there were 2 ‘Unionist’ candidates in Michael Brooks (running as an Ulster Protestant polled 696 votes in Donegal South West) , Stan Davies (Unionist polling 134 votes in Cork South West) and another candidate Ronald Smith ran in Louth on a ticket demanding Bible readings in the Dail (he got 86 votes).
For the record Melly polled 73 votes in what I think was his only electoral outing.