I'm not sure if this should be here or in History, the Moderators can move if forum choice was wrong.
As a possible FG-SF alliance and the comparison to 1948 are already up, I think it's time to ask this question. "Is it just me" or does SF (i.e. PSF) today somewhat resemble the original Clann na Poblachta? And also, where are the families and other direct traditions that formed CnaP back then - are some of them in SF?
From what I could gather, CnaP was a party that at the core was Republican, but accepted (at present) a constitutional settlement.
It was an aliance of strong Socialists and more "orthodox" Republicans.
It was headed by a former IRA Chief of Staff.
It has not completely repudiated violence and was connected with a violent movement in the North for quite some time (Liam Kelly / Fianna Uladh).
Seems to ring some bells. But then I realy don't know enough. Perhaps the comparison is misguided? If so I'd like to understand why.