Irish Unionist Party (2020)

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Irish Unionist Party
AbbreviationIUP
LeaderTristan Morrow
IdeologyCentre-Right

Unionism Loyalism

Conservative
Colors     Dark red
     Red
     White
Website
https://tristanunionist.wixsite.com/website-1

The Irish Unionist Party (IUP) is a minor unregistered centre-right unionist all-Ireland political party, with no elected representatives. It claims to campaign both sides of the border on the island of Ireland.[1][2]

The party was founded in 2020 by Kilkenny-born teenager and farmer Tristan Morrow,[3] who states that he is descended from Arthur MacMurrough Kavanagh.[4] The party supports Irish unification through the reunification of the Republic of Ireland with the United Kingdom,[2] opposes membership of the European Union, and is anti abortion.[5][1]

In November 2021 the party's founder said that it had "twenty to thirty" members, with the majority aged in their 20s and from County Clare and County Limerick.[2]

The party uses Saint Patrick's Saltire on its stickers and the slogan 'Restore our Kingdom'. The party's founder reportedly told the Irish Sun that it would be "on the ballot box" for the next Irish general election.[2][6]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kelly, Eimear (5 November 2021). "Kilkenny Teen On A Mission To Get Ireland Back Under The UK". Times Dublin. Retrieved 2022-03-03.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Johnson, Jason (3 November 2021). "Union Back? Kilkenny-born farmer launches 'no joke' bid to get Ireland back into UK". Irish Sun. Retrieved 2022-03-03.[better source needed]
  3. Dunne, Christopher (22 February 2022). "Kilkenny founder of new Irish Unionist Party to continue campaigning despite death threats". kilkennypeople.ie. Kilkenny People.
  4. Jordan, Hugh (24 February 2022). "Irish unionist Tristan Morrow who wants Republic to join UK told he'd be 'skinned alive'". Sunday World. Retrieved 2022-03-03.
  5. Campbell, Niamh (17 February 2022). "Meet the Kilkenny teen who has set up his own party to secure the unification of Ireland under British rule". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 2022-03-03.
  6. O’Brien, Shane (5 November 2021). "Kilkenny farmer launches bid to have Ireland be taken over by British". Irish Central. Retrieved 2022-03-03.


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