A Podcast "The Others" covering Groups and Smaller Parties in Ireland.
The Emigration Action Movement -Episode 21
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.
Fishermen (Coastal Community ) Candidates from the November 1982 General Election. -Episode 20
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.
Father Paddy Ryan Campaign in the 1989 European Elections -Episode 19
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
The Community Democrats Of Ireland - Episode 18
This is the story of the short lived Community Democrats of Ireland who contested the 1979 European Elections. They had a series of self inflicted mishaps during their lifetime which contributed to them not being a success. They are a lesson in what not to do if you found a new party.
Independent Fianna Fáil (Blaney) - Episode 17
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,
The Irish Housewives Association -Episode 16
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.
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During these uncertain times in which we find ourselves, the one rock that we can cling to is knowing that Alan Kinsella is out there tirelessly combing though old election literature, and recording the stories that would otherwise be forgotten.
From his visual collection of election material that tours Ireland, and occasionally has a Taoiseach drop by, to contributing to the Irish Left Archive. Mr. Kinsella is a repository of fascinating stories and histories of the odd ball and forgotten parties of Ireland’s past.
Best thing to come out of this year so far!