( 1846–91), Irish nationalist leader. Parnell became leader of the Irish Home Rule faction in 1880 and raised the profile of Irish affairs through obstructive parliamentary tactics. He was forced to retire from public life in 1890 after the exposure of his adultery with Mrs Katherine (‘Kitty’) O’Shea.
Parnellite adjective& noun
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- The minority Parnellites and Healyites, seeking allies, were more responsive than the Dillonites, who believed coquetting with unionists would further weaken nationalist cohesion.
- In addition, Parnellites often used the Decoration Day demonstrations as an additional occasion, apart from ‘Ivy Day,’ on which to decorate Parnell's grave and to celebrate his memory.
- He led the Parnellites from 1891 and the entire party from 1900.
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