Years Active:19681988
  Documents in Archive:5
  Publications:Workers' Republic, The Irish Worker
  International Affiliation:Organising Committee for the Reconstruction of the Fourth International (1972)
  Related Organisations: Revolutionary Marxist Group, Workers' League
Related Collection:The Hunger Strikes
  Article:League for a Workers’ Republic
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The League for a Workers’ Republic (LWR) was a Trotskyist organisation in Ireland. […] It was founded in 1968 by members of the Irish Workers’ Group, which was mainly centred on Irish emigrants to Britain and was itself the result of a previous split in the Irish Communist Group between those, such as Brendan Clifford, who leaned towards Maoism and went on to form the Irish Communist Organisation (ICO), later the British and Irish Communist Organisation (BICO), and those such as Peter Graham, Sean Matgamna (John O’Mahony) and Gery Lawless who were Trotskyists. The LWR was begun by members unhappy at the low level of activity of that organisation in Ireland and the fact that the IWG leaders were based in London.



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Irish Worker, The1980 c.League for a Workers Republic
Revolutionary International19741975 c.League for a Workers Republic
Workers' Republic19671988 c.Irish Workers' Group [1966], League for a Workers Republic


League for a Workers’ Republic

From The Irish Left Open History Project

According to D.R. O’Connor Lysaght in his Early History of Irish Trotskyism, the League for a Workers Republic was formed in March 1968. Those involved in its foundation included Sean Matgamna, Peter Graham, Paddy Healy, and Liam Daltun. It arose out of a split within the Irish Workers’ Group. The LWR soon became a strong force within the Dublin Young Socialists. Early members of the LWR included Carol Coulter, Basil Miller, and Dermot Whelan.

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