|Ailtirí na hAiséirghe|
|Founder||Gearóid Ó Cuinneagáin|
|Official colours||Dark Green|
|Politics of the Republic of Ireland
Ailtirí na hAiséirghe (English: Architects of the Resurrection) was a minor radical nationalist and fascist political party from Ireland, it was founded by Gearóid Ó Cuinneagáin in 1942. The party sought to form a totalitarian Irish Christian corporatist state. Its objectives included the creation of a one-party government under the rule of an all-powerful leader; the criminalisation of the public use of the English language; discriminatory measures against Jews; the building-up of a massive conscript army; and the reconquest of Northern Ireland. In the longer term, Aiséirghe aimed to make a fascist Ireland into a "missionary-ideological" state spreading its combination of totalitarian politics and Christian social principles worldwide.
An "organised group of anti-Semites", its sympathies were with the Axis powers. It was one of a wave of minor far right parties in 1940s Ireland that failed to achieve mainstream success, like Córas na Poblachta and the Monetary Reform Party.
The party obtained no seats in the 1943 and 1944 general elections. In the 1945 local government elections, however, Aiséirghe candidates won nine seats (out of 31 contested), gaining a total of more than 11,000 first-preference votes. This result may have been assisted by the public attention it attracted for its part in orchestrating the so-called "V-E Day riots" in Dublin on 8 May 1945.
Its supporters included Ernest Blythe, Oliver J. Flanagan and James Joseph Walsh. Seán Treacy, the future Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann, was a party member in the 1940s, as were the novelist Brian Cleeve, the philosopher Terence Gray and the broadcaster and author Breandán Ó hEithir.
After an internal split in late 1945, Aiséirghe's influence weakened. It held its last formal meeting in 1958, though the party newspaper continued to appear until the early 1970s.