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Published: 31 January 2020

300 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789620306

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The Legacy of the Irish Parliamentary Party in Independent Ireland, 1922-1949

Martin O'Donoghue

Liverpool University Press

  • Finally answers the question of what happened to the Irish Parliamentary Party and its supporters after its dramatic defeat in 1918
  • Reveals a streak of consistency between membership of Cumann na nGaedheal and Fine Gael and the earlier Irish Party which poses fresh questions about the composition and character of one of Ireland's two largest political parties
  • Provides an alternative political history of the Free State by going beyond the major parties to focus on other voices and the paths chosen by key individuals in the period
  • Offers new insights into the processes of commemoration in independent Ireland by focusing on how figures such as John Redmond, Charles Stewart Parnell and Michael Davitt were remembered in the state's first decades
  • Offers a new perspective on the early years of independent Ireland as we approach the momentous centenaries of the Anglo-Irish Treaty and the foundation of the state