Socialist Labour Party
Years Active:19771982
Groups & Sections: Irish Workers Group Tendency  … Sub-group/Section/Tendency
Documents in Archive:6
Related Organisations: Movement for a Socialist Republic, Irish Workers' Group [1976], Socialist Workers' Movement, League for a Workers Republic
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About

The Socialist Labour Party (SLP) was formed in 1977 and led by Matt Merrigan (Dublin Secretary of the ATGWU) and Noël Browne (then an independent TD).

A number of left groups joined the party as tendencies. These included:

  • Workers Alliance for Action - formed by members of Irish Workers’ Group, who left in 1979;
  • Republican Socialist Tendency - formed by members of Movement for a Socialist Republic, who left in 1979;
  • Socialist Workers’ Tendency - formed by members of Socialist Workers’ Movement, who left in 1980.

The party ran in the 1981 general election, with Noël Browne re-elected as a TD. However, with many members having left at this stage, it was dissolved in 1982.

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WikipediaSocialist Labour Party (Ireland) 

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Comments 1

  • Greg T

    My 1st party

    By: Greg T | 18th May 2020, 9:31am

    My 1st party, I wore the party badge to school and got called 'silly little p**' by some wit and a warning from the headmaster . Pity about the infighting which wore it down , ironically the DSA in the states has taken the same idea of a multi-tendency organisation and thrived . Isnt it about time for a new SLP for the non-Leninists among us ?

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