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Podcast – The Greater Dublin Constitutional Group January 14, 2022

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The Cork Unemployed Party "The Others" The Alan Kinsella Podcast

The Cork Unemployed Association/ Cork Unemployed Party ran from the early 1930's to the late 1940's. The Contested Municipal Elections and a General Election. This episode briefly covers attitudes to Unemployment at the time as well as a little history of benefits available to the Unemployed.
  1. The Cork Unemployed Party
  2. The Greater Dublin Constitutional Group
  3. The Voice of Wicklow
  4. The Motor Insurance Justice Action Group
  5. National Democratic Party

Founded for the 1930 Municipal Elections in Dublin, The Greater Dublin Constitutional Group were a Cumann na nGaedheal aligned group that were the biggest Party on Dublin Corporation between 1930 and 1933.

 

Podcast -The Voice of Wicklow January 11, 2022

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The Cork Unemployed Party "The Others" The Alan Kinsella Podcast

The Cork Unemployed Association/ Cork Unemployed Party ran from the early 1930's to the late 1940's. The Contested Municipal Elections and a General Election. This episode briefly covers attitudes to Unemployment at the time as well as a little history of benefits available to the Unemployed.
  1. The Cork Unemployed Party
  2. The Greater Dublin Constitutional Group
  3. The Voice of Wicklow
  4. The Motor Insurance Justice Action Group
  5. National Democratic Party

Voice of Wicklow were a split in Fine Gael in Wicklow caused by Shane Ross being added to the ticket in the 1991 Local Elections. (Previously Released)

 

Podcast- The Motor Insurance Justice Action Group December 24, 2021

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The Cork Unemployed Party "The Others" The Alan Kinsella Podcast

The Cork Unemployed Association/ Cork Unemployed Party ran from the early 1930's to the late 1940's. The Contested Municipal Elections and a General Election. This episode briefly covers attitudes to Unemployment at the time as well as a little history of benefits available to the Unemployed.
  1. The Cork Unemployed Party
  2. The Greater Dublin Constitutional Group
  3. The Voice of Wicklow
  4. The Motor Insurance Justice Action Group
  5. National Democratic Party

The Motor Insurance Justice Action Group fought for the rights of young drivers crippled with exorbitant costs for Car Insurance. In the 2002 General Election they nominated David Green to run in Dublin Mid West.

 

Podcast – The National Democratic Party and Land League December 17, 2021

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The Cork Unemployed Party "The Others" The Alan Kinsella Podcast

The Cork Unemployed Association/ Cork Unemployed Party ran from the early 1930's to the late 1940's. The Contested Municipal Elections and a General Election. This episode briefly covers attitudes to Unemployment at the time as well as a little history of benefits available to the Unemployed.
  1. The Cork Unemployed Party
  2. The Greater Dublin Constitutional Group
  3. The Voice of Wicklow
  4. The Motor Insurance Justice Action Group
  5. National Democratic Party

The National Democratic Party and Land League were founded in 1923 to appeal to small farmers and leaseholders. It contested the 1923 General Election and disbanded shortly afterwards.

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Podcast -The Socialist Environmental Alliance December 10, 2021


The Cork Unemployed Party "The Others" The Alan Kinsella Podcast

The Cork Unemployed Association/ Cork Unemployed Party ran from the early 1930's to the late 1940's. The Contested Municipal Elections and a General Election. This episode briefly covers attitudes to Unemployment at the time as well as a little history of benefits available to the Unemployed.
  1. The Cork Unemployed Party
  2. The Greater Dublin Constitutional Group
  3. The Voice of Wicklow
  4. The Motor Insurance Justice Action Group
  5. National Democratic Party

Founded in 2001 , The Derry based Socialist Environmental Alliance was associated with the SWP and contested a number of elections before dissolving in 2008 with much of the membership joining People Before Profit.

 

Podcast – The Independents Health Alliance December 3, 2021


The Cork Unemployed Party "The Others" The Alan Kinsella Podcast

The Cork Unemployed Association/ Cork Unemployed Party ran from the early 1930's to the late 1940's. The Contested Municipal Elections and a General Election. This episode briefly covers attitudes to Unemployment at the time as well as a little history of benefits available to the Unemployed.
  1. The Cork Unemployed Party
  2. The Greater Dublin Constitutional Group
  3. The Voice of Wicklow
  4. The Motor Insurance Justice Action Group
  5. National Democratic Party

The Independents Health Alliance stood eight candidates in the 2002 General Election. Among them Finian McGrath who was elected. Others included the now Fine Gael Councillor Molly Buckley in Laois Offaly and former Limerick Hurling manager Tom Ryan.

 

Podcast -The Planning Reform Party November 26, 2021

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The Cork Unemployed Party "The Others" The Alan Kinsella Podcast

The Cork Unemployed Association/ Cork Unemployed Party ran from the early 1930's to the late 1940's. The Contested Municipal Elections and a General Election. This episode briefly covers attitudes to Unemployment at the time as well as a little history of benefits available to the Unemployed.
  1. The Cork Unemployed Party
  2. The Greater Dublin Constitutional Group
  3. The Voice of Wicklow
  4. The Motor Insurance Justice Action Group
  5. National Democratic Party

Founded by Noel O’Gara, The Planning Reform Party stood in 4 constituencies in the 2007 General Election and also in the 2009 Dublin South By-Election. The Party objected to the planning system.

 

Podcast – The United Citizens Party November 19, 2021


The Cork Unemployed Party "The Others" The Alan Kinsella Podcast

The Cork Unemployed Association/ Cork Unemployed Party ran from the early 1930's to the late 1940's. The Contested Municipal Elections and a General Election. This episode briefly covers attitudes to Unemployment at the time as well as a little history of benefits available to the Unemployed.
  1. The Cork Unemployed Party
  2. The Greater Dublin Constitutional Group
  3. The Voice of Wicklow
  4. The Motor Insurance Justice Action Group
  5. National Democratic Party

The United Citizens Party contested the 1930 Local Elections in Dun Laoghaire. This episode takes a look at them and also at the Cumann na nGaedheal attitude to contesting Local Elections as well as Fine Gaels attitude to contesting them.

 

Podcast- The Women’s Social and Progressive League November 12, 2021

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The Cork Unemployed Party "The Others" The Alan Kinsella Podcast

The Cork Unemployed Association/ Cork Unemployed Party ran from the early 1930's to the late 1940's. The Contested Municipal Elections and a General Election. This episode briefly covers attitudes to Unemployment at the time as well as a little history of benefits available to the Unemployed.
  1. The Cork Unemployed Party
  2. The Greater Dublin Constitutional Group
  3. The Voice of Wicklow
  4. The Motor Insurance Justice Action Group
  5. National Democratic Party

The Women’s Social and Progressive League was a women’s organisation founded in Ireland in 1937 by Hanna Sheehy Skeffington. It was committed to opposing the 1937 constitution of Ireland and any regressive consequences it would entail; the organisation opposed articles 40, 41, and 45 concerning the status of women. In the 1943 General Election Hanna Sheehy Skeffington stood as an Independent backed by The Women’s Social and Progressive League.

 

Podcast-The Letterkenny Residents Party November 5, 2021

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The Cork Unemployed Party "The Others" The Alan Kinsella Podcast

The Cork Unemployed Association/ Cork Unemployed Party ran from the early 1930's to the late 1940's. The Contested Municipal Elections and a General Election. This episode briefly covers attitudes to Unemployment at the time as well as a little history of benefits available to the Unemployed.
  1. The Cork Unemployed Party
  2. The Greater Dublin Constitutional Group
  3. The Voice of Wicklow
  4. The Motor Insurance Justice Action Group
  5. National Democratic Party

One of the smallest registered parties, The Letterkenny Residents Party were founded in 2008, contested the Letterkenny Town ouncil Elections in 2009 and the Letterkenny/Milford area in the 2014 Local Elections. Tom Crossan was elected to Letterkenny Town Council in 2009.

 

Podcast -The Taxation Justice Alliance October 22, 2021

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The Cork Unemployed Party "The Others" The Alan Kinsella Podcast

The Cork Unemployed Association/ Cork Unemployed Party ran from the early 1930's to the late 1940's. The Contested Municipal Elections and a General Election. This episode briefly covers attitudes to Unemployment at the time as well as a little history of benefits available to the Unemployed.
  1. The Cork Unemployed Party
  2. The Greater Dublin Constitutional Group
  3. The Voice of Wicklow
  4. The Motor Insurance Justice Action Group
  5. National Democratic Party

Growing from the Anti Water Charges movement in the mid 90’s, The Taxation Justice Alliance included The Socialist Party, Seamus Healy, Paddy Mulcahy and Owen Poole and contested the 1997 General Election. Aside from being anti Service Charges, it wanted a fairer tax system for PAYE workers, changes to allowances and the wealthy to be taxed more.

 

Podcast – Independent ex Fianna Fáil candidates in the 1937 General Election October 15, 2021


The Cork Unemployed Party "The Others" The Alan Kinsella Podcast

The Cork Unemployed Association/ Cork Unemployed Party ran from the early 1930's to the late 1940's. The Contested Municipal Elections and a General Election. This episode briefly covers attitudes to Unemployment at the time as well as a little history of benefits available to the Unemployed.
  1. The Cork Unemployed Party
  2. The Greater Dublin Constitutional Group
  3. The Voice of Wicklow
  4. The Motor Insurance Justice Action Group
  5. National Democratic Party

In the 1937 General Election there were seven candidates running as Independents that had left Fianna Fáil in the previous six months. Three were outgoing TD’s. Some had been selected at a Selection Convention but rejected by The National Executive, others rejected at a Convention and others had left the party in a disagreement over policy.

 

Podcast- Youth Defence and the 1992 General Election October 8, 2021

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The Cork Unemployed Party "The Others" The Alan Kinsella Podcast

The Cork Unemployed Association/ Cork Unemployed Party ran from the early 1930's to the late 1940's. The Contested Municipal Elections and a General Election. This episode briefly covers attitudes to Unemployment at the time as well as a little history of benefits available to the Unemployed.
  1. The Cork Unemployed Party
  2. The Greater Dublin Constitutional Group
  3. The Voice of Wicklow
  4. The Motor Insurance Justice Action Group
  5. National Democratic Party

A look at the Youth Defence Campaign in and leading up to the 1992 General Election, which was held on the same day as three Abortion Referenda

 

Podcast – Franklin Dee October 1, 2021

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The Cork Unemployed Party "The Others" The Alan Kinsella Podcast

The Cork Unemployed Association/ Cork Unemployed Party ran from the early 1930's to the late 1940's. The Contested Municipal Elections and a General Election. This episode briefly covers attitudes to Unemployment at the time as well as a little history of benefits available to the Unemployed.
  1. The Cork Unemployed Party
  2. The Greater Dublin Constitutional Group
  3. The Voice of Wicklow
  4. The Motor Insurance Justice Action Group
  5. National Democratic Party

A look at the 1979 Local Elections Campaign of DJ Franklin Dee who ran in Navan UDC and for Meath Co. Council. Has a bit of a twist in it and a brief look at Show business and politics.

 

Podcast – National Association of Tenants Organisations running in Drogheda 1991 and 1994 September 24, 2021

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The Cork Unemployed Party "The Others" The Alan Kinsella Podcast

The Cork Unemployed Association/ Cork Unemployed Party ran from the early 1930's to the late 1940's. The Contested Municipal Elections and a General Election. This episode briefly covers attitudes to Unemployment at the time as well as a little history of benefits available to the Unemployed.
  1. The Cork Unemployed Party
  2. The Greater Dublin Constitutional Group
  3. The Voice of Wicklow
  4. The Motor Insurance Justice Action Group
  5. National Democratic Party

This episode covers the NATO candidates in the 1991 and 1994 Local Elections as well as the issues in The Workers’ Party that led a number of Drogheda based members to leave in 1989.

 

Podcast -The National Legal Action Group September 17, 2021

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The Cork Unemployed Party "The Others" The Alan Kinsella Podcast

The Cork Unemployed Association/ Cork Unemployed Party ran from the early 1930's to the late 1940's. The Contested Municipal Elections and a General Election. This episode briefly covers attitudes to Unemployment at the time as well as a little history of benefits available to the Unemployed.
  1. The Cork Unemployed Party
  2. The Greater Dublin Constitutional Group
  3. The Voice of Wicklow
  4. The Motor Insurance Justice Action Group
  5. National Democratic Party

Founded in 1986, The National Legal Justice Action Group campaigned against Negligence, Corruption and other issues with the Legal Profession as well as taking up the cases of Father Niall Molloy and Patrick Nugent. It contested the 1987 and 1989 General Elections.

 

Podcast – The Unbought Tenants Association September 11, 2021

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The Cork Unemployed Party "The Others" The Alan Kinsella Podcast

The Cork Unemployed Association/ Cork Unemployed Party ran from the early 1930's to the late 1940's. The Contested Municipal Elections and a General Election. This episode briefly covers attitudes to Unemployment at the time as well as a little history of benefits available to the Unemployed.
  1. The Cork Unemployed Party
  2. The Greater Dublin Constitutional Group
  3. The Voice of Wicklow
  4. The Motor Insurance Justice Action Group
  5. National Democratic Party

Representing the remaining Tenant Farmers the Unbought Tenants’ Association contested the 1923 General Election and the 1925 Stormont Election. They had been in existence since the early 1900’s. 

 

Podcast – The People’s Party of Ireland September 4, 2021

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The Cork Unemployed Party "The Others" The Alan Kinsella Podcast

The Cork Unemployed Association/ Cork Unemployed Party ran from the early 1930's to the late 1940's. The Contested Municipal Elections and a General Election. This episode briefly covers attitudes to Unemployment at the time as well as a little history of benefits available to the Unemployed.
  1. The Cork Unemployed Party
  2. The Greater Dublin Constitutional Group
  3. The Voice of Wicklow
  4. The Motor Insurance Justice Action Group
  5. National Democratic Party

Set up in 1984, The People’s Party of Ireland contested the 1985 Local Elections and the 1987 General Election before dissolving in 1988. Led by Joe McCormack it won a Seat on Portlaoise Town Commission in 1985.

 

 
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