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Cumann Poblachta na hÉireann (Irish pronunciation: [kˠumʷənˠ pʷɔbʷɫəxt̪ˠə n̪ˠə heːɾʲən̪ˠ]; English: Republican Society of Ireland) was a political party established by the Irish Republican Army in 1936. It existed until 1937.
The party was led by prominent IRA members. Paddy McLogan served as party chairman while a former IRA chief of staff Andy Cooney was another leading member.
In 1936, during the legislative period of the 8th Dáil, the party ran two candidates in by-elections:
In the Galway by-election, held in the Galway constituency on 13 August 1936, Count Plunkett ran as a joint Cumann Poblachta na hÉireann / Sinn Féin candidate. Losing his deposit, he polled 2,696 votes (a 4.09 percent share of the vote).
In the Wexford by-election, held in the Wexford constituency on 17 August 1936, Stephen Hayes polled 1,301 votes (a 2.85 percent share of the vote) and lost his deposit.