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Podcast -The Irish Independence Party February 24, 2021

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A look at the Irish Independence Party which ran from 1977 until the late 1980’s. They fielded 4 candidates in the 1979 UK Elections and were at their height winning 21 seats in the 1981 Northern Irish Local Elections. Sinn Féin’s decision to contest Northern Elections resulted in much of the IIPs support being lost.

As an aside I’ve created a website for the podcast with all the episodes to date available to listen there

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1. roddy - February 25, 2021

One of the most interesting members of IIP was protestant Republican, councillor John Turnley who was assasinated by Loyalists in cahoots with crown forces.

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WorldbyStorm - February 25, 2021

Yes, a very interesting character and a tragic death. The IIP are under considered – and the podcast is very useful in bringing them to the fore again. Difficult not to think they had a real influence on SF’s move towards more extensive and broader political activity – if only by showing the appetite there for Republicanism in an electoral form.

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