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Author Allen, Kieran, 1954-

Title Fianna Fáil and Irish labour : 1926 to the present / Kieran Allen
Published London ; Chicago, Ill. : Pluto Press, 1997
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Description 1 online resource (x, 222 pages)
Summary "Fianna Fail has been the major political party in the Republic of Ireland since the 1930s. Alongside the Catholic Bishops, it became one of the main pillars of conservatism in the country and, claiming to represent the 'plain people of Ireland', it fostered an image of a national community which was unsullied by class division." "In this radically new history of Fianna Fail from its earliest days, Kieran Allen challenges the conventional view of the party, arguing that its primary aim was to establish a native Irish business elite and that it has shown little interest in ending partition. Throughout its history Fianna Fail has prided itself on a special relationship with union leaders. Allen reveals that this partnership actually became an obstacle to an independent working-class movement. Despite its early successes, argues Allen, Fianna Fail can no longer mask the class divisions within Irish society: there is now the potential for a new Irish working class to outgrow the conservatism of Fianna Fail." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-211) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Fianna Fáil -- History.
Labor movement -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Political parties -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Working class -- Political activity -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1922-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585358648 (electronic bk.)
9780585358642 (electronic bk.)