Fianna Fáil and the evolution of an ambiguous ideology

  title={Fianna F{\'a}il and the evolution of an ambiguous ideology},
  author={Niamh Puirs{\'e}il},
  journal={Irish Political Studies},
  pages={49 - 71}
ABSTRACT This article traces the ideological development of Fianna Fáil from its foundation in 1926 to the present day. It looks at its origins as an anti-system party formed to dismantle the Anglo-Irish treaty and how it established itself and its attitude towards the state thereafter. It identifies two distinct ideological periods, the first dominated by the outlook of Eamon de Valera, which was frugal, autarkic, culturally Gaelic and socially conservative. The second developed under the… 

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