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Podcast – William Lawless – Fianna Fáil Convention Choice -1953 Wicklow by-Election March 4, 2022

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Democratic Partnership was a group made up of Peace People, Peace Activists , Trade Unionists and ex Northern Ireland Labour Party members. They contested the 1996 Northern Ireland Forum Elections. This episode also covers the Northern Ireland Forum electoral system, which was unique and as far as I know hasn't been used since.
  1. Democratic Partnership
  2. Martin Brennan -Independent Republican -1937 General Election in Sligo
  3. The National Citizens Movement
  4. Howth Development Association
  5. The Cork Civic Party

In 1953 William Lawless was selected at the Fianna Fáil Convention to contest the WIcklow By-Election. However He wasn’t ratified by Party HQ and Paudge Brennan who came second in the Convention was chosen as the Party Candidate. Lawless ran as an Independent under the banner of The “Fianna Fáil Convention Choice” Candidate. Locally much of the Party supported him.


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