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A Podcast "The Others" covering Groups and Smaller Parties in Ireland.

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A Podcast "The Others" covering Groups and Smaller Parties in Ireland.

    The Emigration Action Movement -Episode 21

    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.

    • 25 min
    Fishermen (Coastal Community ) Candidates from the November 1982 General Election. -Episode 20

    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.

    • 25 min
    Father Paddy Ryan Campaign in the 1989 European Elections -Episode 19

    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

    • 29 min
    The Community Democrats Of Ireland - Episode 18

    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.

    • 23 min
    Independent Fianna Fáil (Blaney) - Episode 17

    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, 

    • 32 min
    The Irish Housewives Association -Episode 16

    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.

    • 34 min

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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.

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