The Info List - National Corporate Party

The National Corporate Party
National Corporate Party
(Irish: Páirtí Náisiúnta Corparáidíoch, PNC) was a fascist political party in Ireland
founded by General Eoin O'Duffy
Eoin O'Duffy
in June 1935.[1] It split from Fine Gael
Fine Gael
when O'Duffy was removed as leader of that party, which had been founded by the merger of O'Duffy's Blueshirts, formally known as the National Guard or Army Comrades Association, with Cumann na nGaedheal, and the National Centre Party.[2] The National Corporate Party
National Corporate Party
wished to establish a corporate state in Ireland
and was strongly anti-communist.[2] Its military wing was the Greenshirts.[2] It failed to gain much support however, with the majority of Fine Gael
Fine Gael
members remaining loyal to that party and O'Duffy only securing a handful of loyal supporters for his group.[3] O'Duffy left Ireland
in 1936 to become involved in the Spanish Civil War, a fact which led to further decline in the National Corporate Party.[3] The party was defunct by 1937.[2] References[edit]

^ http://www.historyireland.com/20th-century-contemporary-history/eoin-oduffys-blueshirts-and-the-abyssinian-crisis/ ^ a b c d Barberis, Peter, John McHugh and Mike Tyldesley, 2005. Encyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organisations. London: Continuum International Publishing Group. ISBN 0-8264-5814-9, ISBN 978-0-8264-5814-8 ^ a b John M. Regan, The Irish Counter-Revolution 1921-1936, Gill & Macmillan, 1999, p. 370

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(1971) United Left


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Clann na Talmhan Farmers' Party National Democratic Party

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Christian Centrist Party Christian Solidarity Party Poblacht Chríostúil


Business and Professional Group Cork Civic Party Irish Monetary Reform Association Libertas Muintir na hÉireann National Centre Party National Corporate Party National League Party Progressive Democrats


Donegal Progressive Party Irish Centre Party Irish Dominion League Unionist Anti-Partition League


Fathers Rights-Responsibility Party Independent Health Alliance Natural Law Party

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