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n.1.(Eng. Politics) One of the adherents of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-91) in his advocacy of home rule for Ireland.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He discusses how John Redmond was first elected to the Waterford city seat at Westminster in 1891 and how over the next 20 years he consolidated the bond he had formed with electors of the city, as leader of the small Parnellite group and later as national leader, chairman of the reunited Irish Parliamentary Party.
(36) Signing his poems 'Coatbridge', he was, in fact, latterly headmaster of St Patrick's school in that Lanarkshire town, and active in local politics where, for example, he was instrumental in delivering the Irish nationalist vote for the successful Tory candidate, in compliance with Parnellite instructions, in 1885.
Closer attention to Parnellite politics of the 1890s would add an extra dimension to the IPP's relationship with separatism and empire; some Parnellite MPs openly supported France during the Fashoda crisis, and many Sinn Fein criticisms of the third Home Rule Bill directly copied criticisms of the 1893 Home Rule Bill by John Redmond and his followers.
When one soldier persisted in his tirades against the Indians and Metis, Scollen silenced him by riposting "like a true Parnellite." (43) Albert Lacombe lauded the priest's courage and energy and declared that his presence among the Cree prevented much harm.
Torchiana, however, relates these observations to an earlier lecture which Yeats had delivered on tour in America and then developed as a Commentary included with 'The King of the Great Tower', 'A Parnellite at Parnell's Funeral', and others in a volume published by the Cuala Press (April 1934).
O'Grady's lecture on Elizabethan Ireland at Alexandra College in 1895 stirred up a lengthy correspondence in the Parnellite Irish Independent.
A huge scandal erupted: the Irish clergy denounced Parnell from the pulpit as an adulterer; the British press excoriated him while his own party and the entire country divided bitterly into Parnellite and anti-Parnellite factions.
He intended his brand of cultural nationalism to be an all-inclusive, big-tent movement that would welcome "Protestant and Catholic, Nationalist and Unionist, Parnellite and anti-Parnellite." Nevertheless, by the end of the first decade of the 20th century, Yeats had alienated not only most Protestants, who favored Ireland's remaining within the United Kingdom, but also the great majority of Irish nationalists, who envisioned an independent nation founded upon the twin pillars of Irish Catholicism and Gaelic culture.
He was secretary of a branch of the National League the political wing of the Land League - and was a staunch Parnellite. As a member of the Society in post-Parnell London, Moran appears to have been a fairly unobtrusive figure.
Harrington, the most prominent Parnellite after Redmond.) Mulvagh traces the interaction of the tetrarches in response to the Liberal government after 1906, the debates over the third Home Rule bill, the prospect of partition, the outbreak of war and the disintegration of the group as the IPP struggled to survive in the aftermath of the-1916 Rising.
This volume begins with Redmond's election as Party Leader and his success in reuniting the Irish Parliamentary Party after the extremely bitter Parnellite split.
The author examines the years between 1881 and 1891 and his work focuses specifically on the weekly Parnellite newspaper called United Ireland.