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dc.contributor.advisorHarris, Mary
dc.contributor.authorO'Donoghue, Thomas Patrick Martin
dc.description.abstractThis study provides the first detailed analysis of the influence and persistence of Irish Party individuals, organisations and political culture in independent Ireland (1922-49). While many former followers remained disillusioned, others re-entered politics and won election to Dáil Éireann; the number of TDs with Irish Party heritage in the early Dáils is highlighted here for the first time. Previous scholarship has focussed on the enduring primacy of the Civil War divide; this thesis highlights the persistence of home rule loyalty in the Free State and the effects this had on the development of party politics. This includes special focus on the neo-Redmondite National League party; the Home Rule-tinged leadership of the Centre Party, the invocation of the Land League legacy, and the reasons why those from Home Rule backgrounds made the often difficult transition into the Treatyite fold. Many have noted the effects of proportional representation and multi-seat constituencies on the nature of Irish politics; yet, constituency brokerage served a key function of the IPP. This thesis suggests that the persistence of the IPP’s roles and methods was not confined merely to those from party backgrounds; it informed the political culture of independent Ireland, highlighting continuities between pre- and post-independence Ireland. The late Irish Party led by John Redmond clearly saw itself as the successor of Parnell; however, this inheritance was not seen in such simple terms in the memory of post-Rising Ireland. John Redmond was not completely forgotten in the years after this death as the depth of Irish Party loyalty in the Free State demonstrated. However, this study illustrates how the cleavages of contemporary politics and the commemorative priorities of an Irish state established on the sacrifice of 1916 saw Parnell and the agrarian radicalism of the early Irish Party privileged over the Redmondite party in the state’s public memory.en_IE
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.subjectHome Ruleen_IE
dc.subjectIrish politicsen_IE
dc.subjectAncient Order of Hiberniansen_IE
dc.subjectPolitical historyen_IE
dc.subjectIrish Free Stateen_IE
dc.subjectCharles Stewart Parnellen_IE
dc.subjectConstituency brokerageen_IE
dc.subjectAgrarian politicsen_IE
dc.subjectParliamentary historyen_IE
dc.titleThe legacy of the Irish Parliamentary Party in Independent Ireland, 1922-49en_IE
dc.contributor.funderIrish Research Councilen_IE
dc.contributor.funderCollege of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, NUI Galwayen_IE
dc.local.noteThis project examines the persistence of politicians from home rule backgrounds in independent Ireland, the party’s influence on political culture, and the impact of residual home rule support on the development of party politics. The thesis also assesses the place of the Irish Party in public history.en_IE

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