Will supporting a recruiter save Ireland from conscription? What Mr. J.F.O'Hanlon said in 1914. From the "Anglo-Celt" Oct. 10th, 1914. There never was a war in the history of the world in which it was more necessary that in the present war for the Irish people to fight against tyranny. Some capital is being made out of the fact that our leader, Mr. Redmond, has asked the Irish people, those of them who are free to do so, to volunteer for the Front..."
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Broadside poster in support of Arthur Griffith for the East Cavan by-election held on on 20 June 1918 (as a result of the death of Samuel Young of the Irish Parliamentary Party on 18 April 1918). J. F. O'Hanlon, who was a member of Cavan Urban District Council was the Irish Parliamentary Party candidate. Text continues: "I am not making a recruiting speech for it is not my affair if not a single man out of this hall enlists; but I say to you that this is a war in which every man who can ought to go out to fight the cause of the Belgians". At bottom of sheet, printed in bold font: "Do You want a Man or a Wobbler to represent You? If you want a Man, VOTE FOR GRIFFITH". At the time of issue of this poster Arthur Griffith served on the Anti-Conscription Committee, formed in Dublin in April 1918. Griffith won the seat in this by-election and refused to take his seat at Westminster; he was re-elected for the seat in the general election of 1918.
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[S.l. : Sinn Féin, 1918].
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera; formerly held at NLI call number ELE/1910-20/6.
Bearing a NLI date stamp "16 Jan 1933", top left, above the name of J.F.O'Hanlon on sheet.
Physical description: 1 broadside; 37 x 27 cm.
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