Irish Election Literature

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Canvass Card from Willie O’Dea -Fianna Fail -Limerick #ge16 February 17, 2016

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A canvass card from Willie O’Dea who is running for Fianna Fail in Limerick City.
Many thanks to the sender.



Includes a young Willie O’Dea and Ryan Tubridys father -booklet for the ‘Committee of 15’ election from the 1980 Fianna Fail Ard Fheis April 2, 2012

Including a young Willie O’Dea and Ryan Tubridys father Dr. Patrick Tubridy a booklet for the Committee of Fifteen elections from the 1980 Fianna Fail Ard Fheis. Each candidate has a picture and profile.
Theres lots of interesting things to notice such as the lack of Cork candidates following the ousting of Jack Lynch. Don Lydon and Patrick Tubridy worked together in John of Gods. The young Mary O’Rourke, that Darragh O’Reilly later stood for the Christian Solidarity party …..
The other candidates were Denis Bennett, Gerard Brady, Cathal Brugha, Collette Carter, Thomas Coleman, Professor Jim Doolan, Joe Dowling, Gerry Egan, Patrick Fahey, Peter Finnegan ,Martin Fogarty, Tadhg Gallagher, Noel Greene, Tomas Holt, Harry King, Kevin King, Aine Kitt, Jack Lawlor, Don Lydon, Pol MacMurchu, Farrell McElgunn, Paschal Mooney, Fergus Muldoon, Barry Noble, Ria O’Brien, Patrick O’Doherty, Darragh O’Reilly, John O’Rourke, Mary O’Rourke, Neil Ormonde, Noirin Slattery, Des Smith, Joseph M Somers and Rosaleen Verling



Pre 1981 General Election profile of Willie O’Dea – “William O’Dea: A first step into the Limelight” June 15, 2011

Willie O’Dea when he was William O’Dea. Again not an election leaflet (like the Pat Cox one posted recently) but I thought would be of interest. Its from the run up to the 1981 General Election where William O’Dea has been selected on the Fianna Fail ticket in Limerick East. He failed to win a seat but won a seat in the February 1982 election.
Many thanks to the sender.


From Ivor Callely to Willie O’Dea ….. January 17, 2011

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Ivor Callely Once asked?

Hopefully they wont have picked up Willie O’Deas latest opus.


‘Check out’, ‘Support Willie on Facebook’ -Willie O’Dea 2011 General Election Flyer.

A leaflet from Willie O’Dea asking voters to “Check out” and “Support Willie on Facebook”. He also aks you to “Register as a friend…”
Many thanks to the sender.



2002 Article by Willie O’Dea – “Fine Gaels Future Looks Bleak”

I saw this on an archived version of Willie O’Deas Website from 2002.
Willie writes…

They see, just like the rest of us, a potentially seismic realignment of Irish politics. Their problem is that they don’t know where to shift to. This indecision is due to the existance of two distinct groupings within Fine Gael.
The fault line running through Fine Gael was papered over by their antipathy to Fianna Fáil. Yet this fault line became almost geographically visible within months of Michael Noonan taking the leadership. Their stance on the abortion referendum exposed the gulf for all to see, including me.
I hate to be an “I told you so”, but I predicted as much last March. In the aftermath of the abortion referendum vote I wrote in the Sunday Independent: “The party (Fine Gael) tried to face two ways at once and it will pay the price. They now seek to claim the urban no voters who according to today’s poll don’t support Fine Gael while turning their back on their traditional supporters outside Dublin who largely voted Yes.”



Card from Willie O’Dea with Clinic Details January 4, 2011

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A Card from Willie O’Dea, Minister for Defence, with details of his various clinics. The Fianna Fail TD for Limerick East has a lot of clinics.
I also thought that in light of his unexpected sacking as a Minister he must have been stuck with a pile of these cards reminding him and voters of his demotion.



“Bertie Backs a Winner” -Maire Hoctor Newsletter -Fianna Fail -2002 GE Tipperary North November 29, 2010

From the 2002 General Election a lengthy magazine/newsletter produced by Fianna Fail North Tipperary candidate Marie Hoctor.
It has it all from Bertie pre Mahon allowing himself to be seen at the races with the headline “Bertie Backs a Winner”.
Inside tons of local news, The candidate pictured with what looks like a Waxwork John O’Donoghue as well as many others including Willie O’Dea and the candidates family. We even get a nice picture of Marie Hoctor and running mate Michael smith in Tipp Jerseys. To top it off we have Bertie pictured with a Hurl.
Marie Hoctor was Elected.



“Fianna Fail -The party who care for the elderly, the young and those in need” -Limerick East 2007 General Election August 18, 2010

Was sent this (many thanks). From the 2007 General Election campaign, a newspaper clipping (Limerick Leader?) of a Fianna Fail ad.
Above pictures of Fianna Fails Limerick East candidates Willie O’Dea, Peter Power and Noreen Ryan we have the Words….
“Fianna Fail -The party who care for the elderly, the young and those in need”


“Nobody works harder for the people” – Willie O’Dea -2007 GE Limerick East June 2, 2010

From the 2007 General Election a leaflet from Fianna Fail candidate in Limerick East, Willie O’Dea. He was Minister for Defence at the time.
He topped the poll with 19,082 votes (over 38%), well over two quotas. First elected in February 1982 he has held the seat since.

Amongst the information in the leaflet.
Nobody works harder for the people” and  ‘..He is widely credited with being one of the most able Ministers in the current Government...’
Many thanks to the sender.



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