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Newspapers and NewsmakersThe Dublin Nationalist Press in the Mid-Nineteenth Century$
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Ann Andrews

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781781381427

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781381427.001.0001

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Survival and revival The Dublin nationalist press from 1849 to 1859

Survival and revival The Dublin nationalist press from 1849 to 1859

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(p.131) Chapter 3 Survival and revival The Dublin nationalist press from 1849 to 1859
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Newspapers and Newsmakers
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Ann Andrews

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381427.003.0003

The Dublin nationalist press’s involvement in the survival and revival of the Irish nationalist cause from 1849 is discussed in this chapter which focuses not just on politics, but also on social matters that concern the lower classes. Newspaper activists took control of a tenant right movement that seemingly offered hope for the promotion of constitutional nationalism, especially with a union of Catholics and Protestants of the north and south, and the formation of an independent Irish parliamentary party. However, tension and mistrust over religious issues meant that success – at that time – was fleeting. This chapter further demonstrates how the opponents of constitutional nationalism reasserted themselves by not only attempting another rebellion, albeit on a smaller scale, but also by producing new newspapers; one of them, the 1849–50 Irishman, representing the working class Irish Democratic Association, projected the notion of fusing socialist ideology with Irish nationalism.

Keywords:   tenant right, constitutional nationalism, Catholics, Protestants, Irish parliamentary party, socialist ideology, 1849 Irishman, Irish Democratic Association

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