People Before Profit
Years Active:2005
Groups & Sections: InfoSocialist Workers' Network  (2018) … Sub-group/Section/Tendency
Red Network  (2021) … Sub-group/Section/Tendency
  Documents in Archive:13
  Publications:Socialist Worker
  International Affiliations:Global Ecosocialist Network 
International Socialist Tendency (2018)
  European Affiliation:European Anti-Capitalist Left (European Party) 
  Related Organisations: Socialist Workers' Party, RISE, United Left Alliance, Solidarity - People Before Profit, Right2Change
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People Before Profit (PBP) was established by the Socialist Workers’ Party in 2005. It is organised and contests elections on an all-island basis.

The Community and Workers’ Action Group, a small Dublin-based group associated with Joan Collins, joined in 2007.

In 2018, the Socialist Workers’ Party announced it would become the Socialist Workers’ Network, effectively dissolving into PBP. Other ‘networks’ within the party include Red Network, and RISE, who joined in 2021.

PBP was part of the United Left Alliance (ULA), gaining two of the ULA’s five seats in 2011 (though one TD, Joan Collins, later left the group in 2012). After the collapse of the ULA, Its candidates subsequently ran as part of the Solidarity-People Before Profit (S-PBP) electoral alliance.

Other names, groups or sections

  • Socialist Workers' Network

    Socialist Workers' Network

    The Socialist Workers’ Network was originally formed as the Socialist Workers’ Movement in 1971 by supporters of the International Socialists in Britain (now the SWP). It became the Socialist Workers’ Party in 1995. It was renamed the Socialist Workers Network in 2018, when the party decided to shift its focus to People Before Profit (PBP), which it had founded, and become a ‘network’ within that party.

  • Red Network

    Red Network is a network within People Before Profit arising from social media platform, Rebel Telly.


People Before Profit

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Socialist Workers' Network

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A list of known publications from People Before Profit, including those not represented in the Irish Left Archive collection.

Irish Marxist Review2012Socialist Workers' Party, Socialist Workers' Network
Socialist Worker: For a Workers’ Republic and International Socialism19842018 c.Socialist Workers' Movement, Socialist Workers' Party, Socialist Workers' Network

External Resources

Election Manifestos

Irish Election Manifesto Archive

Includes general, European and local election manifestos.

SWP & PBPA Leaflets

Irish Election Literature

A number of leaflets and documents from the Socialist Workers’ Party and People Before Profit Alliance, as well as individual candidates.


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