Something of historical interest from the mid 1940s, The Ailtirí na hAiséirghe Plan to end Partition. The six headings to the plan were ‘Propaganda’ ,’ Passive Resistance’, ‘Physical Force’, ‘Prayer’ , ‘Representatives’ and ‘ Provincial Coucil’.
Ailtirí na hAiséirghe were a relatively popular Christian Nationalist stroke Fascist Party that started in Ireland in the 1940s. There is an excellent book “Architects of The Resurrection” about them with a decent post about it here
In the 1943 General Election the party took its first foray into Electoral Politics fielding four candidates.
Eoin O Coigligh – Louth 585 votes
Sean O Dubhghaill -Cork Borough 1,019 votes
Gearoid O Cuinneagain – Dublin North West 607 votes
Tomas O Dochartaigh – Waterford 943 votes
In the 1944 Election, the party fielded six other candidates, they were
Eoin O Coigligh – Louth 795 votes
Sean O Dubhghaill -Cork Borough 674 votes
Oisin O Droighneain -Dublin County 607 votes
Gearoid O Cuinneagain – Dublin North West 705 votes
Joseph O’Kelly – Roscommon 1217 votes
Liam Walsh (Breathnach) -Waterford 739 votes
In 1945 the party contested the Local Elections winning 9 seats on various Local Authorities. I’ll edit this post in due course with details of those elected , votes etc where possible.
In the 1948 General Election it stood just one candidate.
William Hargadon in Sligo-Leitrim who polled 323 votes.
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