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  Parties and Combatants in the North of Ireland
Fianna Fáil is a party with a broadly based support, that strongly advocates the protection of the citizen by the institutions of the State, while encouraging and fostering a pro-enterprise culture." The leader of the party is Bertie Ahern.
The Party also rejects the position that socialism can be achieved in one or both parts of Ireland without reunification, understanding that it is the very fact of partition that has served to divide the Irish working class and mask their actual collective interests as a class.
Goals of the Workers' Party are "to change the political, economic and social structure of both states of Ireland to establish a democratic, secular, socialist republic; a unitary state on the island of Ireland.
larkspirit.com /history/parties.html   (3212 words)

  Political party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some parties are not permitted to or choose not to seek power through elections and so may turn to other forms of pressure, by lobbying, by working on the public opinion (even clandestinely), and sometimes even by violence such as terrorism.
One right wing coalition party and one left wing coalition party is the most common ideological breakdown in such a system but in two-party states political parties are traditionally catch all parties which are ideologically broad and inclusive.
Political parties are funded by contributions from their membership and by individuals and organisations which share their political ideals or who stand to benefit from their activities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Political_party   (1707 words)

 Political parties in the Republic of Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The centre-left in the Republic's politics is represented by the Labour Party which is the state's third largest political party and has participated in coalition governments with each of the two largest parties over the years.
Smaller parties of the left are the modern incarnation of Sinn Féin, the Green Party, the Socialist Party and the tiny Communist Party of Ireland which does not have parliamentary representation.
The largest of the modern-day Sinn Féin parties is closely linked to the Provisional Irish Republican Army and the only political party to have seats in the parliaments of both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Political_parties_in_the_Republic_of_Ireland   (1412 words)

 United Ireland -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
A United Ireland is the common demand of Irish nationalists, envisaging that the island of Ireland (currently divided into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) be reunited as a single political entity.
Ireland was last undivided at the outbreak of World War I after national self-government in the form of the Third Home Rule Act 1914, won by John Redmond leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party was placed on the statute books, but suspended until the end of the war.
The Free State and its successor, the Republic of Ireland (declared in 1949) both claimed that Northern Ireland was part of their territory, but did not attempt to force reunification, nor did they claim to be able to legislate for it.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/United_Ireland   (1379 words)

 Ireland: The Archetypal Single Transferable Vote System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
For example, Fianna Fail, the largest party at every election for over 60 years, has won on average 45 percent of the votes at post-war elections, and 48 percent of the seats, while the third party, Labour, has won an average of 12 percent of the votes and 11 percent of the seats.
The political culture of Ireland is strongly influenced by that of Britain, and the "winner-take-all" attitude that characterizes Westminster-based governmental systems remains strong in Ireland.
Although most voters vote along party lines, it is not necessary to do so, and a significant number of voters vote along geographical lines; that is, they give their highest preferences to those candidates, regardless of party, from their own local area.
www.aceproject.org /main/english/es/esy_ie.htm   (1049 words)

 Ireland (12/05)
In 1932, Eamon de Valera, the political leader of the forces initially opposed to the treaty, became Prime Minister, and a new Irish constitution was enacted in 1937.
The conflict in Northern Ireland stems from a history of British rule, historical animosity between Catholics and Protestants, and the various armed and political attempts to unite Northern Ireland with the rest of the island.
The major political parties in Northern Ireland are the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Sinn Fein, the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), and the Social Democratic and Labor Party (SDLP).
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3180.htm   (3764 words)

 Ireland Now Political Parties of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In the 1992 to 1994 Government, in which Fianna Fáil was the main partner, the Joint Declaration on peace in Northern Ireland was signed by the Taoiseach and the British Prime Minister at Downing Street on 15 December, 1993.
Fianna Fáil is a broad based party with strong representation in both urban and rural Ireland.
Since 1932 it has consistently been the largest party in the Dáil, and at the last election in June, 1997 won 77 out of the 166 seats in Dáil Éireann.
www.ireland-now.com /fiannafail.html   (307 words)

 Embassy of Ireland - Washington, DC
The island of Ireland consists of a large central lowland of limestone with a relief of hills and several coastal mountains.
Ireland never experienced the barbarian invasions of the early medieval period and, partly as a result, the sixth and seventh centuries saw a flowering of Irish art, learning and culture centring on the Irish monasteries.
The descendants of the Norman settlers in Ireland, who came to be called the Old English, were, by and large, hostile to the Protestant reformation which led to the establishment of the Church of Ireland.
www.irelandemb.org /info.html   (5391 words)

 EPP-ED Euromed - Home
The Barcelona Process is a broad framework of political, economic and social relations between the Member States of the European Union and the Partners of the Southern Mediterranean.
For the EPP-ED Group, with 16 members the largest political Group in the European Mediterranean Political Assembly (EMPA), the work within the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership is an important element on the road towards peace, security and economic welfare of the region.
The creation of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly, decided in December 2003 in Naples, was a major political breakthrough to reinforce the democratic character and political dialogue of the Barcelona process.
euromed.epp-ed.eu   (219 words)

 Ireland Now Political Parties of Ireland - The Democratic Left   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The party is organised in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Party policy is decided at the Annual Delegate Conference which also elects the party leader and a National Executive Committee of 20 members.
The party belongs to a 'third strand' of political opinion which emphasises equal recognition of and respect for the opposing national allegiances which have been at the heart of the conflict in Northern Ireland.
www.ireland-now.com /democrats.html   (251 words)

 Political parties in the Republic of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
While historically Fine Gael has often been viewed as a broadly centre-right party, as the party of farmers and businessmen, such a characterisation is overly simplistic.
The centre-left in the Republic's politics is represented by the Labour Party which is the state's third largest political party and has, in the past, participated in coalition governments with each of the two largest parties.
Smaller parties of the left are the modern Sinn Féin party, the Green Party, the Socialist Party and the Communist Party of Ireland.
www.tocatch.info /en/Political_parties_in_the_Republic_of_Ireland.htm   (963 words)

 Republic of Ireland Political Compass
Given that Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are grounded in history rather than ideology, their Political Compass positions posed a particular challenge.
Ideology is more distinct in the smaller parties,with Labour following most of its sister parties abroad by accepting the prevailing market economy, though cloaking it in social democratic language.
We're not about to predict the outcome of the election in Ireland, which, as likely as not, will result in a coalition of rather strange bedfellows.
www.politicalcompass.org /ireland   (167 words)

 Progressive Democrats -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This is a legacy of the political conflict in the northeast of Ireland, when prison warders were granted generous work conditions to counteract intimidation from republican paramilitaries.
As a party widely perceived to represent the high-income groups of Irish society, it has been remarked that the Progressive Democrats' attitude to state subsidising is informed by an analysis of how it serves the interests of business and wealthy elites, often at the expense of social programmes.
The party was founded in 1985 by Desmond O'Malley, a former senior minister in Fianna Fáil governments under Jack Lynch and Charles J. Haughey.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Progressive_Democrats   (1348 words)

 Government and Political Parties in Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Island of Ireland is comprised of 32 counties, from which 26 counties in the Republic are governed by Dail Eireann which is situated in Dublin.
The remaining 6 counties in the North of Ireland is governed by the Northern Ireland Assembly.
The Republic of Ireland Government is led by a two-party coalition consisting of Fianna Fail and Progressive Democrats.
www.dirl.com /government.htm   (202 words)

 Irish FAQ: Politics [4/10]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The remainder of the island is a separate state, the Republic of Ireland, with its government in Dublin.
Most political parties have experts, called tally men, who (using local knowledge and years of experience) try to predict early on in the count what the result is going to be.
X was entitled to have an abortion in Ireland as she was threatening to commit suicide.
www.faqs.org /faqs/cultures/irish-faq/part04   (2217 words)

 Hidden Dublin: Facts about Ireland
The Republic [officially known as 'Eire'] is comprised of 26 counties and is an independent country with its own government, administration, army, navy and air force.
Ireland was most recently ruled by the British and was previously invaded by the Normans (French) and Scandanavians (Vikings).
The population of the Republic is 3.6 million [source: ENFO] while there are about 1.6 million in the North [source: UK nat.stats].The population in Ireland before the potato famine in 1848 was about 8 million.
www.dur.ac.uk /p.j.d.scott/dub2/facts.html   (1011 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Political parties come and go as the sun rises and falls, they quickly combine with one another like two opposites ends of a magnet attracting, yet even quicker the parties fall apart and are swept away in the wind.
Both parties will and need to grow to have continued success and since they both exist relatively in the center of the party lines, neither leaning to far left or to far right thus forcing them to find ways to allow their message to reach other people and to have some effect.
How do theses parties differ on their individual policies, let’s look at one in particular, that is of the absolute importance in government, to all people not just those in Ireland, the idea of corruption.
www.mnstate.edu /baumannp/Pol350/Assign/Forgey_2.doc   (1006 words)

 Northern Ireland Political Parties
The party got 0.3% of the votes in Northern Ireland in the 2001 local government election, and 0.4% in the 2003 Assembly elections in which all three lost their seats.
The party got 0.2% across Northern Ireland in both legs of the 2001 election, and a similar vote share in the 2003 Assembly election (in which all members lost their seats).
The following parties were all entitled to stand in the 1996 Forum elections, the first time that any system of party registration was used in Northern Ireland, and in most cases have not been heard from since.
www.ark.ac.uk /elections/gparties.htm   (2114 words)

 May 2002 General Election Campaign in the Republic of Ireland.
Unfortunately, the national media in the Republic of Ireland have remained remarkably silent for the most part regarding the local efforts that are being made in East Galway to challenge the bad consequences of political and legal corruption: as they present themselves down at grass-root community level.
Sadly, this seems to suggest that the Republic of Ireland media may themselves be part of the overall corruption problem.
And, like the seven main-stream political parties perhaps (?), that they have no REAL wish to be part of any "root-and-branch" type solution which might eradicate this sick (and sickening) social burden that has plagued human society for so long.
www.finnachta.com /Election/May_2002_General_Election.htm   (1216 words)

 Union Square Journal: Lynette Warren
It's a relief to see that, at least, some observers in Ireland have maintained their senses of perception in the face of what seems to be irresistible Clinton charm.
Political parties in the Republic of Ireland, it's been said, would all be considered some branch of the American Democrat Party if their policies and philosophies were compared.
But even if the characterization of Ireland as an island of Democrats is correct, there must be some other magic, some major mojo they've got to be working on the Irish people to cause the phenomenon of extreme Clintomania that sweeps the island whenever Air Force One touches down there.
www.unionsquarejournal.com /warren_archive1215.htm   (1574 words)

The ramifications of this political move yesterday (Sunday, February 6, 2005) by the Green Parties in the Republic of Ireland, N. Ireland (U.K.), Scotland, England and Wales to unite as one are enormous--and equally so for our campaign.
The old tribal--and ever backward looking--affialiations to some dominant political parties in the Republic and N. Ireland that have caused so much bloodshed, sectarianism plus the promotion of hatred and negativity to one's fellow life-travellers born into different traditions are transcended by the formation of this unified all-island Green Party.
And in its political aspirations the Green Party is obviously the one that is most attuned to our EHS and electrosmog concerns.
omega.twoday.net /stories/507915   (660 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Some believe the only way to ensure Northern Ireland's position in the United Kingdom is to integrate with the rest of the United Kingdom.
The DUP strongly believes that politics in Northern Ireland need to be well established before any cooperation is to be made with the Republic.
Nationalism is the major political belief of the Republic of Ireland.
www.mtholyoke.edu /~mtrichet/politics.html   (516 words)

 Political Parties - Politics.ie Wiki
There are a number of different political parties on the Island of Ireland.
Workers' Party of Ireland - a far-left socialist party
Communist Party of Ireland - a left-wing socialist party
www.politics.ie /wiki/index.php?title=Political_Parties   (195 words)

The discrepancy between Northern Ireland and British parties has always been a source of discontent for unionist politicians who claim that nationalist affinity with the south of Ireland and US is an unfair advantage.
The Unionism of his party is inseparable also in its articulation of the sixteenth century Reformation and is totally unlike anything approaching contemporary understandings of British identity.
It was announced by the Northern Ireland Office thirty- five minutes later with a terse statement: 'He took his own life by refusing food and medical intervention for sixty-six days.' -the Speaker of the House of Commons, George Thomas, rose to tell Parliament with the words..
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 Category:Republic of Ireland political parties - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Defunct political parties in the Republic of Ireland
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