Fianna Fáil: Tenacious Localism, Tenuous Europeanism

  title={Fianna F{\'a}il: Tenacious Localism, Tenuous Europeanism},
  author={Katy Hayward and Jonathan Fallon},
  journal={Irish Political Studies},
  pages={491 - 509}
Abstract Fianna Fáil is a party used to government, authority and influence in the domestic sphere. This has been to a large part secured by the vitality and strength of its local organization. The party has, in contrast, struggled to find its place in the sphere of European politics. Its main successes in the EU arena have arisen from its experience as Ireland's governing party. This is reflected in the fact that the pro‐Europeanism that exists within the party is pivoted on the belief that… 

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