National Corporate Party
|National Corporate Party
Páirtí Náisiúnta Corparáidíoch
|Preceded by||Blueshirts (1932-1933)
|Politics of the Republic of Ireland
The National Corporate Party (Irish: Páirtí Náisiúnta Corparáidíoch) was a Fascist political party in Ireland founded by General Eoin O'Duffy in June 1935. It split from Fine Gael when O'Duffy was removed as leader of that party, which was originally founded by the merger of O'Duffy's Blueshirts, formally known as the National Guard or Army Comrades Association, with Cumann na nGaedheal and the National Centre Party.
The National Corporate Party wished to establish a corporate state in Ireland and was strongly anti-communist. Its military wing was the Greenshirts. It failed to gain much support however, with the majority of Fine Gael members remaining loyal to that party and O'Duffy only securing a handful of loyal supporters for his group.
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