Labour A Non -Entity For 70 Yrs Due to 'Neutrality' In Civil War!

SlickWilly

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How could this not be the main reason, otherwise what were the other potential reasons? ' A lob it in their boss ' attitude to the blueshirts in partuicular when they came sniffing out potential coalition partners or were we just to catholic a nation!
 


JohnD66

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How could this not be the main reason, otherwise what were the other potential reasons? ' A lob it in their boss ' attitude to the blueshirts in partuicular when they came sniffing out potential coalition partners or were we just to catholic a nation!
The Civil War probably had something to do with it alright. After the assassination of Sean Hales TD and the retaliatory executions (88 years ago today), they were left, somewhat ineffectually condemning both sides while not being in a position to do anything about it.

More on that in this article;

Today in Irish History – December 7 1922- The Assassination of Sean Hales | The Irish Story

Another factor from that time though is that they didn't really support thier natural consticuency - striking workers in the wave of agricultural strikes in 1922-23. They meekly stood aside while the government sent in the army to break up pickets. Google 'Special Infantry Corps' for more on this.
 


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