This episode covers the pro-life Christian party Muintir na hÉireann led by Richard Greene that were very active in the 1990’s against Abortion and Divorce. By the time the 1997 General Election came along there were two groups using the Muintir na hÉireann name following a split. The Muintir na hÉireann led by Greene stood in the 1997 General Election.
Podcast – Episode 26 – The All Night Party / Sligo Leitrim Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Constituents by Lying and Cheating Politicians December 7, 2020
The episode covers Noel “Flukey” Gorman and his outing in November 1982 for the “Sligo Leitrim Society for the prevention of cruelty to constituents by lying and cheating politicians” and 1987 and 1994 outings for “The All Night Party” .
The Natural Law Party stood in Irish Elections (both North and South) during the 1990s. They were famous for their advocation of Natural Law and the promotion of solving the worlds issues via Yogic Flying.
Podcast – Córas na Poblachta- Episode 24 November 20, 2020
Córas na Poblachta were a Republican Party founded in 1940 that lasted until 1944. They were seen as a forerunner of Clann na Poblachta. Made up initially of Old IRA men and Civil War Veterans it had many new policies such as a Childrens Allowance that was later adopted by other parties.
Podcast – The Gaeltacht Civil Rights Movement – Gluaiseacht Cearta Sibhialta na Gaeltachta November 12, 2020
This episode looks at The Gaeltacht Civil Rights Movement – Gluaiseacht Cearta Sibhialta na Gaeltachta which contested the 1969 and 1973 General Elections and were a catalyst for many changes in Government policy towards Gaeltacht areas.
Podcast -The Emigration Action Movement -Episode 21 October 29, 2020
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 -Fishermen (Coastal Community ) Candidates from the November 1982 General Election. -Episode 20 October 22, 2020
This episode covers the campaign of the two Fishermen candidates (Coastal Community Candidates) that stood in the November 1982 General Election. Joe O’Shea in Kerry South and John L Sullivan in Cork South West. They were drawing attention to the issues faced by Fishermen especially to do with Herring quotas in the Celtic Sea. They had a wider agenda of development of the onshore fishing industry and the jobs that could bring to coastal areas.
This Episode cover the 1989 European Elections campaign of Father Paddy Ryan as well as his background and the issue of Extradition in the 1980’s
Podcast – Independent Fianna Fáil (Blaney) October 1, 2020
This episode tell the story of the Independent Fianna Fáil party founded by Neil T. Blaney after his expulsion from Fianna Fáil. It lasted from 1973 until 2006. There’s a background to Blaney , a brief bit on his career as a Minister, Blaneys time in Europe as well as the various elections the party fought.
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Podcast – The Irish Housewives Association September 24, 2020
In the 1957 General Election, The Irish Housewives Association stood three candidates.
Mairead McGunness in Dublin North East, Beatrice Dixon in Dublin South West and Kathleen Swanton in Dublin North Central.
This episode is about the campaign, a brief history of the Irish Housewives Association as well as touching on Women in Politics.
Podcast – The National Progressive Democrats September 17, 2020
Latest episode of the podcast covers The National Progressive Democrats. A left wing party set up by Noel Browne and Jack McQuillan in the late 1950’s.
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Podcast – Unionist Dáil candidates in the 1980’s and 90’s September 10, 2020
A look at the campaigns of four different Unionist candidates that ran for the Dáil in the 80’s and 90’s. Stan Gebler Davies in Cork South West in 1987, Michael Brooks in Donegal North East in 1987, Patrick Melly in Sligo Leitrim in 1992 and John McDonald in the 1998 Dublin North Bye-Election.
You’ll find the podcast on spotify here
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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.
This episode covers The Cannabis Legalisation Party who ran two candidates in The 1997 General Election and The Justice Party of Ubi Dwyer who ran in two of the elections in the early 80’s. Theres an obituary of Ubi Dwyer here which gives a great insight into his time in the UK especially.
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The latest episode of “The Others -The Alan Kinsella Podcast” This episode covers The Internationalists, Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist) and their affiliated groups.
Guest on The Irish History Show Podcast August 2, 2020
Had the pleasure of being a guest on the Irish History Show Podcast and you can listen to it here
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Of course you can listen to my own podcast too here
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