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Podcast – The National Party / Catholic Democrats April 30, 2021

Founded in 1924 , the Party was a split from Cumann na nGaedheal caused by the treatment of Army Officers in the 1924 Army Mutiny. This episode covers the Party as well as the Army Mutiny. The Group were also known as The National League and National Party
  1. The National Group
  2. The Independent Dublin Dream Team Band
  3. Post Office Candidates in Roscommon in 1991
  4. The United Labour Party
  5. Militant Labour

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Leaflet from Nora Bennis -Catholic Democrats – Limerick -2016 General Election March 19, 2017

From the 2016 General Election a leaflet from Nora Bennis of The Catholic Democrats running in the Limerick City Constituency. She polled 673 votes and missed out on a seat.
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Leaflet from Nora Bennis -Catholic Democrats -Limerick City #ge16 February 23, 2016

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A leaflet from Nora Bennis who is running for The Catholic Democrats in Limerick City.
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Leaflet from Con O’Leary -The National Party -1997 General Election Cork North Central June 14, 2012

From the 1997 General Election a leaflet from National Party candidate Con O’Leary running in Cork North Central. O’Leary polled 1,114 votes.
He had been elected to the City Council in 1991 and was returned again in 1999. The National Party were a ‘Catholic’ party set up on the back of the success of Nora Bennis in the 1994 European Elections where she polled over 5% of the vote.



Joe MacDonough -National Party -1997 Dublin North West November 29, 2009

From the 1997 general Election in Dublin North West, National Party candidate Joe MacDonough who polled 614 votes.



The National Party – Peter McNamee and Máire Kirrane 1997 September 21, 2009

The National Party were formed on the back of the success of Nora Bennis in the 1994 Euro Elections where she suprisingly outpolled Kathleen Lynch of the Democratic Left, Dan Boyle of the Greens as well as amongst others the Workers Party and Sinn Fein Candidates.  During the count she overtook the third Fianna Fail candidate, the sitting MEP Paddy Lane.

The National Party had candidates in the 1997 and 2002 General elections.  In 1997 many of their candidates polled over 1000 votes with Joh Harold Barry recieving 2,125 votes in Tipperary South. However all their candidates lost their deposits.

Peter McNamee and Máire Kirrane’s leaflets below.



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