Pat was an Irish three-penny weekly satirical periodical, published and printed in Dublin by W. P. Swan. It was founded in 1879 by political cartoonist and illustrator John Fergus O'Hea, and writer and editor Edwin Hamilton. Hamilton and O'Hea had previously worked on the comic magazine Zozimus, the magazine Ireland's Eye, and the weekly newspaper Zoz. Pat was edited by Hamilton, with illustrations provided by O'Hea and other artists. Publishing ceased temporarily from September 1880 until January 1881, when O'Hea was joined by cartoonist Thomas Fitzpatrick. A summary printed in a number of issues describes the content as "artistic, literary, humorous, satirical… Each number contains, printed in several colours, one double page cartoon and one or more full page cartoons, besides numerous uncoloured sketches and minor illustrations. The literary matter, supplied by Irish writers of recognised ability, will treat of current events, not only in Dublin, but in all parts of Ireland". Regular features included a diary of the character Pat, reports on theatre productions in Dublin, descriptions of Dublin streets and areas, and travel notes from around Ireland and London. The illustrations cover many of the major political, social, and cultural issues of the period. Pat ceased publication in March 1883 and was followed by the short-lived magazine The Irish Diamond. (Based on information from the Dictionary of Irish Biography and Irish Comics Wiki)
Fianna Fáil election address requesting support from the graduates of University College Dublin for their candidates in the forthcoming general election: Conor A. Maguire, Attorney General, and Helena Concannon. The booklet is bilingual, written both in Irish and in English and the front cover of the publication has an extensive list of graduates, some with manuscript crosses or check marks against their names.
Cumann na nGaedheal election address to the electors of the National University of Ireland requesting support for their candidates in the upcoming general election of 1933, Michael Hayes and Patrick McGilligan. The publication features a list of the election committee and several of the names have been marked with a manuscript cross or check mark.
The Irish National Election Study (INES) is an extensive five-wave panel survey of (initially) 2663 respondents carried out by the ESRI through the period 2002-2007 and encompassing the Irish general elections of 2002 and 2007 as well as the local and European Parliament elections of 2004. This was the first ever such study of electoral behaviour in the Republic of Ireland. It was funded initially by a grant to TCD/UCD under the PRTLI/National Development Plan. This part of the research was directed by a team led by Michael Marsh (TCD) and Richard Sinnott (UCD) as principal investigators, assisted by Dr John Garry and Dr Fiachra Kennedy who were post-doctoral students attached to the project. Kenneth Benoit, Michael Laver, Michael Gallagher, Gail McElroy (all then TCD) and John Coakley (UCD) were associate investigators. This grant covered a post election face-to-face survey in 2002, and mail follow-ups with the same sample in 2003, 2004 and 2006. An infrastructure programme grant by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences to Michael Marsh allowed a second face-to-face survey, again with the same sample, after the 2007 election, along with a supplementary sample to provide for a more representative sample for that year.