Ireland (the Republic of) – EU Parliamentary Elections

Political Background Initially an EFTA member, Ireland joined the EU as part of the first expansion along with the UK (with whom most of its trade was then with) and Denmark. The victim of 800 years of colonialism, repeated invasion, and repression from English, and, subsequently, British Kings, Queens and governments an Irish nationalist movement […]

Fianna Fail, the Republican Party

Fianna Fail, the Republican Party (lit. ‘Soldiers of Destiny/Warriors of Fal’ – a romantic name for Ireland, like ‘Albion’ for England). For seventy-nine years FF was the unmatched dominant party of Ireland. One of the most successful electoral machines in the world, its worst result between the establishment of its dominance in 1932 and its […]