Revolutionary Workers' Groups (RWG)
|Other Names:||Revolutionary Workers Party (1930)|
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|International Affiliation:||Communist International (1930–1933)|
|Successor:||Communist Party of Ireland|
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The Revolutionary Workers’ Groups (RWG) were founded in 1930, initially as the “Preparatory Committee for the Formation of a Workers’ Revolutionary Party”, in an effort to establish a communist, and Comintern-affiliated party in Ireland. It was assisted by the Comintern and its representatives in the CPGB.
They ran candiates as the Revolutionary Workers’ Party in the 1930 Dublin City Council elections, in which James Larkin Jr. was elected. The name Revolutionary Workers’ Groups was adopted in November 1930.
In October 1931, the RWG/RWP was banned by the Cosgrave government, along with several other left-wing groups. The ban was lifted after the 1932 general election.
In 1933 it was succeeded by the Communist Party of Ireland (CPI).
The RWG produced a paper called The Irish Workers’ Voice, which was continued by the CPI and subsequent formations.
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|Irish Workers' Voice, The||1930–1941, 1949–2003||Revolutionary Workers' Groups, Communist Party of Ireland, Irish Workers' League|
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