Irish Election Literature

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1992 Dick Spring Speech on “Abortion and The Right To Life” February 23, 2017

From a 1993 Group of The Party Of European Socialists publication of “A Collection of Speeches Of Dick Spring” (in pdf format) a Speech on “Abortion and The Right To Life” from the 1992 Abortion Referendum Campaign which was held in the initial aftermath of the X-Case. It’s still highly relevant today. Click on the image or the link.



“There can be no more delays, expert groups or excuses’ X-case leaflet from the SWP May 12, 2013

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“There can be no more delays, expert groups or excuses” an X-case leaflet distributed by The Socialist Workers Party at recent Action on X demos in Dublin.



“Fight the ban on abortion rights .. X is not Enough” Leaflet from the Socialist Party. April 30, 2013

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“Fight the ban on abortion rights .. X is not Enough” a  leaflet from the Socialist Party. The leaflet outlines the party’s pro choice position as well as criticising the proposed framework of six doctors and legislating for X . The leaflet was distributed at the 29th April 2013 Action on X rally in Dublin.



Greetings from Ireland ‘Failing to take action on abortion since 1992’ Postcard March 4, 2013

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From the Abortion Rights Campaign a Greetings from Ireland ‘Failing to take action on abortion since 1992’ Postcard, designed to be sent to your local TD.




“Before you make up your mind”- Secondary Schools Leaflet on Abortion from the Socialist Workers Movement 1992 December 3, 2012

From 1992 , in the aftermath of the X-Case a leaflet on Abortion from The Socialist Workers Movement intended for Secondary school students. The leaflet was never distributed.


Going by the experience of the 1980s it was thought likely that the ‘pro-lifers’ would mobilise in the schools and use their connections to get anti-choice videos shown, guest lecturers from SPUC [Society for the Protection of Unborn Children] into classes etc. The SWM had a couple of contacts who were school students so we decided to draw up a leaflet specifically aimed at them, with the idea that where we had a contact they would distribute the leaflet inside their school and hopefully get some of their mates to do the same: and we would also leaflet some schools from outside.

You’ll find a more detailed explanation of the leaflet here
Many thanks to the CLR for use of the leaflet.


“Justice Now Legislate on X” Leaflet for protest Saturday 16.00 Parnell Square. November 14, 2012

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Following the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, A “Justice Now Legislate on X” Leaflet for a protest Saturday 17th November at 16.00 Parnell Square.
A pdf of this poster / leaflet is available here


“It’s Time to Legislate for the X-Case” Leaflet from Labour 2010 June 20, 2011

From 2010 a leaflet from the Labour Equality, Labour Youth and Labour Women on the theme “It’s Time to Legislate for the X-Case”
You’ll find 30 years of Irish Abortion related leaflets here



Dublin Abortion Information Campaign Leaflet -1992 Referendum on Abortion, Travel and Information May 19, 2010

From the 1992 Abortion Referendum a leaflet produced by the Dublin Abortion Information Campaign.
The referendum took place in the aftermath of the X Case. The Leaflet is advertising a Rally and also asking voters to..

VOTE NO to this attempt to reverse the Supreme Court ruling. It allowed a 14-year old girl, pregnant by a rapist, the right to have an abortion rather than face suicide.
The proposed wording would condemn some women to death.
VOTE YES to the right to travel for abortion. 5,000 13TH do each year, but at present they can be stopped.
VOTE YES to allow women information on abortion, and counselling on all the options in a crisis pregnancy.



Democratic Left – 1992 Abortion Referendum September 29, 2009

The newly formed Democratic Left give the arguments for a No to Abortion, Yes to Travel and Yes to Information. The leaflet also gives a background as to why we had the referendum.




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