This episode covers the Cork based Anti Emigration Movement that fielded candidates in the 1960 Local Elections. They were also part of the broader Emigration Action Movement which was formed as a National Umbrella group for like minded groups and parties.
Podcast -The Emigration Action Movement -Episode 21 October 29, 2020
Podcast – Poblacht Chríostúil (Christian Republic) September 3, 2020
Poblacht Chríostúil (Christian Republic) was an Irish political party active from 1956 to the late 1960s. It advocated Catholic social teaching, a planned economy and national self-sufficiency.
From 1964 “Intíreachas: the Social and Economic Policy of Poblacht Chríostúil”. They were a small mainly Munster based Party thats aims were for “a politically and economically independent Ireland on a basis of Christian and traditional ideals” At it’s height it had a number of Urban District Councillors.
I’ve scanned and uuploaded the document here (It’s 120 pages long)
The Autumn 1999 Edition of “Campaign Spokes” the newsletter of the Dublin Cycling Campaign NewsletterI’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf here
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“Fur Hag Alert!” leaflet from The National Animal Rights Association January 19, 2017
A leaflet from Caroline Foxe who is running as an Independent / Irish Postmasters Union (IPU) candidate in Wexford.
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Leaflet from Tom Crossan -Letterkenny Residents Party – Letterkenny -2014 Local Elections April 8, 2014
A leaflet from current Letterkenny Town Councillor Tom Crossan who is running for The Letterkenny Residents Party for a seat on Donegal County Council.
The Letterkenny Residents Party are one of the smallest of the States Registered Political Parties.
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A number of ads for events to do with Eoin O’Duffys National Corporate Party. The National Corporate Party split from Fine Gael when Eoin O’Duffy ‘resigned’ as leader of Fine Gael and also the party. They were very right wing, virulently anti communist and had a military wing ‘The Greenshirts’. It lasted from 1935 to 1937 .
As far as I’m aware they never contested an election.
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From the 2011 General Election, a leaflet from Gerry Walshe who was running as an Independent / New Ireland Party candidate in Clare. Walshe polled 328 votes.
Ads for An Poblacht Chríostúil (Christian Republic) 1960 LE Waterford and 1965 GE Cork October 22, 2012
From the 1960 Local Elections an Ad for 3 Poblacht Chríostúil candidates Padraig Griffin, Liam Hearne and Liam Jackman who were running for seats on Waterford Corporation.
Griffin polled 102 votes, Hearne 162 votes and Jackman 64 votes with none of them being elected.
The second clipping is from the 1965 General Election campaign where Sylvester Cotter and Alex Miller were running in Cork Mid and Cork City. Cotter polled 498 votes whilst Miller polled 547 votes.
This piece explains the partys policies
The aims and ideals of this Irish Christian party, as published on its membership card are:
“1. To change the present political structure from contentious government to a form of Government based on Christian Principles and Social Justice,
“2. To foster a resurgence of true patriotism by stimulating interest in public and social administration through the study and application of Christian Social Principles.
“3. To prepare candidates for local and national office who will apply these principles for the common good.
“4. To oppose all subversive influences into our Christian and National Heritage.
“5. To work towards a planned economy aimed at the full development of the country’s resources with self-sufficiency and the repopulation of the country as primary considerations.”
According to their wikipedia entry ” Senator Eoghan Harris campaigned for the party and spoke at its rallies”
The text of a 1997 Leaflet produced by The Natural Law Party for the Westminster Elections….
Natural Law Party’s Solution to the Conflict in Northern Ireland
James Anderson – Party Leader, Northern Ireland
JAMES ANDERSON was born in 1951 and holds an honours degree in Physics from Queen’s University, Belfast. After working in Astronomy for the Royal Observatory of Edinburgh he became a teacher of Transcendental Meditation. He is the Leader of the Natural Law Party of Northern Ireland and has worked on many projects promoting Natural Law programmes throughout Europe and the Far East. He is an established author and lecturer on the subject.
Natural Law Party programmes can bring an end to the troubles in Northern Ireland very rapidly, as shown by the findings of worldwide published research on conflict resolution. The research shows that the collective stress in Northern Ireland and the resulting bitterness and intransigence can be dramatically reduced by establishing a permanent group of at least 200 local people practising the technologies of consciousness and Natural Law on a daily basis.
The problem – stress fighting stress
The Natural Law Party views the source of conflict and distrust in Northern Ireland as lying deeper than race, religion, politics or paramilitary groups. The problem should be viewed not as Republicans fighting Loyalists or Protestants fighting Catholics, but rather as stress fighting stress. This will not be resolved by political talks alone – even with a change of government in London or Dublin.
The need to decommission mind-sets
The long-term build-up of stress in individual and collective conscious-ness has distorted the way people think and live. The result has been tension, fear and violence associated with rigid mind-sets and deep distrust. The International Body on Arms Decommissioning recognised this deeper nature of the problems in Northern Ireland and in Paragraph 15 of their internationally applauded report stated that: “What is really needed is the decommissioning of mind-sets in Northern Ireland.” How to achieve this “decommission-ing of mind-sets” was the subject of the Natural Law Party’s 75-page submission entitled “Decommission-ing the Potential for Conflict”, presented to the International Body on 18 December 1995.
The solution – reducing collective stress
The submission detailed 42 research studies which have demonstrated that a technology of consciousness exists which is capable of dramatically reducing collective stress and social conflict and creating a coherent, orderly, relaxed and positive collective consciousness. The scientific research, backed by prominent scientists worldwide, has shown that this transformation could be achieved by a coherence-creating group of people practising Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying on a daily basis at one location in Northern Ireland.
As indicated by the research, the minimum size of the group should be about 200 people. Eventually, we would like to establish a permanent group of at least 1,000 Yogic Flyers, a sufficient number to create a unifying effect throughout the whole of Great Britain and both parts of Ireland, and ultimately a group of 7,000 Yogic Flyers, enough to create a positive effect world-wide. These larger groups will make the peace truly stable since the troubles are a result not only of tensions within Northern Ireland but of outside pressures and influences from many parts of the world.
Radical action Now
A coherent, relaxed collective consciousness maintained on a daily basis by establishing a coherence-creating group will free narrow mind-sets and end violent conflict. Common sense will replace intransigence and bitterness as happened in Mozambique, where peace was established after nearly 30 years of dreadful civil war, through President Chissano’s initiative to train coherence-creating groups within the military.
In the resulting atmosphere of increasing trust and goodwill, dialogue will open at all levels of society, not just between political parties. Effective all-party talks could then take place from which agreed structures would emerge for a legislative body for Northern Ireland. Structures to strengthen the relationship between the two parts of Ireland could also be agreed which would enhance rather than threaten the relationship between both parts of Ireland and Britain.
The Legislative Body should be elected by proportional repre-sentation. On convening, this body would elect an all-party cabinet which in turn would invite and appoint prominent successful people from Northern Ireland, those with the most relevant and established reputations, to head the various government departments. Ministers would delegate significant respon-sibility and authority for the management of the affairs of Northern Ireland to these prominent people. A similar system where ministers agree policy objectives but do not interfere in the day-to-day running of departments has already been successfully implemented in New Zealand.
A peaceful future
If this comprehensive approach to the situation in Northern Ireland is adopted then the immense positive potential of all the people will unfold and a government in tune with Natural Law can be established, capable of fulfilling the positive aspirations of all sections of the community. Your vote can rescue the destiny of Northern Ireland from the repeated failures of the old parties.
Yogic Flying creates order in the brain and peace in society
WORLDWIDE SUCCESS OF COHERENCE-CREATING GROUPS
The success of Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying in resolving social tension, conflict and crime has been amply demonstrated worldwide in 42 studies, for example:
The Natural Law Party offers:
Programmes to reduce stress and create coherence and integration in collective consciousness; to eliminate conflict and negativity and bring fulfilment to the positive aspirations of all sections of the community
Reduced sickness and suffering and the elimination of harmful side-effects through a national health system based on prevention and natural medicine
Education to develop higher consciousness – the full creativity and intelligence of every student
A dynamic economy through reliable programmes to develop national creativity and the creative dynamism of every company
All-party government satisfying the whole population
Lower taxation through efficient government and effective policies
A ban on genetically modified foods because of their great dangers Natural, prosperous, sustainable agriculture and a healthy, pollution-free environment
Success in Conflict Resolution
In the Middle East: an International Peace Project resulted in very significant conflict resolu-tion, details of which were published in the prestigious Journal of Conflict Resolution in December 1988.
In Mozambique: in the 2 years since its evaluation and implemen-tation by the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces the country has turned from a state of prolonged armed conflict to being one of the most peaceful and progressive nations in Africa (as reported in 1993 by the Commander of the armed forces, Lt. General Tobias Dai).
Success in Crime Reduction
In the USA: A National Demonstration Project in Washington D.C. reduced violent crime by 20% and significantly improved govern-mental effectiveness (as reported by the Independent Project Review Board).
In the UK: A project in the Merseyside Metropolitan Area reduced crime by 60% compared to national trends over a 5 year period (published in Psychology, Crime and Law Vol. 2 number 3 1996).
Natural Law Party of Northern Ireland
103, University Street, Belfast BT7 1HP
Maria Ní Dhomhnaill and Paul Campbell -Natural Law Party -1997 Galway East and Galway West May 31, 2012
From the 1997 General Election Maria Ní Dhomhnaill and Paul Campbell who were running for the Natural Law Party in Galway East and Galway West.
In Galway East Paul Campbell polled 98 votes whilst in Galway West Maria Ní Dhomhnaill polled 205 votes. They mention Yogic Flying as part of the solution to societies problems.
1994 Natural Law Party -Party Political Broadcast… including footage of Yogic Flying December 8, 2010
From the 1994 European Elections in the UK a Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Natural Law Party. Includes some footage of Yogic Flyers!
Martin McAneny -Natural Law Party – Dun Laoghaire 1992 December 15, 2009
Martin McAneny listed as the “Natural Law Candidate for Dublin South East” , it was actually Dun Laoghaire where he stood in 1992 gaining a massive 48 votes.
The Community Party -Letterkenny UDC 1985 September 24, 2009
I know nothing about this Party or its policies. Sean Maloney later joined the Labour Party and then Fine Gael.
Letterkenny has another small party these days represented on the council “The Letterkenny Residents Party” which I have no literature for but would love to get some. I gather they may be a break away from The Socialist Party.