Years Active:19411970
Groups & Sections: InfoNorthern Ireland Young Communist League  (19681970) … Youth Organisation
  Documents in Archive:3
  International Affiliation:Communist International (19411943)
  Emerged/Split from:Communist Party of Ireland
  Merged with:Communist Party of Ireland
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The Communist Party of Northern Ireland was a small communist party operating in Northern Ireland. Its origins lay in the 1941 split in the Communist Party of Ireland, which also produced the Irish Workers’ Party in the Republic of Ireland. While the reasons for this split remain unclear, operational difficulties during World War II including Ireland’s neutrality and the possibility of orders from Moscow remain the primary suspects - certainly, the split did not garner any reproach from the Comintern. It also enabled the CPNI to recruit extensively in the Protestant working class.


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  • Northern Ireland Young Communist League

    The Northern Ireland Young Communist League was the youth wing of the Communist Party of Northern Ireland. It merged with the Connolly Youth Movement when the all-island Communist Party of Ireland was re-formed in 1970.


WikipediaCommunist Party of Northern Ireland 


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