Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

50th Anniversary Edition of ITGWU Magazine “Liberty” January 9, 2017

An issue of “Liberty” the ITGWU Magazine produced to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Union. It’s really fascinating and covers the 1913 Lockout , The Citizen Army, James Connolly and much more. It’s 96 pages so scanned it into two pdfs.
Liberty Part 1 is uploaded here and
Liberty Part 2 is uploaded here




From 1922 leaflets from William O’Brien -Labour -Dublin South (includes sample ballot with Countess Markievicz) September 5, 2012

From the 1922 General Election, two fantastic leaflets from Labour candidate in Dublin South, William O’Brien.
The sample ballot shows that he was up against some prominent (and now historical) figures such as Countess Markievicz.
O’Brien was elected. (result here)
Many thanks to the sender.



1927 County Tipperary Labour Bulletin August 18, 2010

Was sent these images (many thanks). A 1927 County Tipperary Labour Bulletin. There were two elections in 1927 so I’m not sure which campaign this comes from.
Daniel Morrissey was a Labour TD, became an Independent , switched to Cumann na nGaedheal and then became a Fine Gael TD. He was a TD from 1922 to 1954.
The William O’Brien mentioned is probably ‘William X. O’Brien’ who (according to wikipedia) was “A close friend and associate of James Connolly. O’Brien helped establish the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union in 1909, and was instrumental in the Dublin Lockout strike in 1913″….. “O’Brien was elected as TD for Dublin South at the 1922 general election, and again for Tipperary in June 1927 and again in 1937”.

The details of the campaign are covered including meetings, canvassing, transport and The Register of electors.

Apologies for the size of the text.



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