Years Active:19651971
Groups & Sections: InfoYoung Communist Group in Cork  (1969) … Youth Organisation
  Documents in Archive:6
  Publications:The Communist, Communist Comment
  Successor:British and Irish Communist Organisation
  Emerged/Split from:Irish Communist Group
  Other Related Organisation: Cork Communist Organisation
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The Irish Communist Organisation was a precursor to the British and Irish Communist Organisation established in the late 1960s. Essentially a Marxist-Leninist group influenced by Maoism. Unlike its successor the ICO can be regarded as more orthodox in its view of partition, at least until the latter part of its existence.

Other names, groups or sections

  • Young Communist Group in Cork

    The Young Communist Group in Cork were affiliated with the Irish Communist Organisation (ICO) and produced Young Worker. Prior to the formation of the ICO in 1969, it had existed as the Cork Young Socialists.




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Related Material

Items about Irish Communist Organisation.


A list of known publications from Irish Communist Organisation, including those not represented in the Irish Left Archive collection.

Communist Comment1969 c.1973 c.Irish Communist Organisation, British and Irish Communist Organisation
Communist, The19671986Irish Communist Organisation, British and Irish Communist Organisation
Young Worker [Cork]19681969Cork Young Socialists, Young Communist Group in Cork


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