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Irish Monetary Reform Association

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The Irish Monetary Reform Association (also known as the Monetary Reform Party) was a minor Irish political party that existed from the 1940s to the 1960s. It can be seen as the most successful of a wave of minor far-right parties in 1940s Ireland, alongside Ailtirí na hAiséirghe. The party was founded by Seamus Lennon, a former anti-Treaty Sinn Fein TD, in County Carlow in 1940. It echoed many ideas associated with the earlier Social Credit Party, but also emphasised Catholic social teaching and campaigned against communism and what it claimed was Jewish and Freemason influence on Irish economic policy. The party won a number of seats in the local elections of 1942, and one of their new councillors, Oliver J. Flanagan, was elected TD for the constituency of Laois–Offaly in 1943. Flanagan became the most prominent member of the party, and, as such, it is difficult to draw conclusions about the party apart from those about Flanagan himself. Early on, he played on certain themes of
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