|Documents in Archive:||6|
|Merged with:||Democratic Socialist Party|
|Other Related Organisation:||Socialists Against Nationalism|
|Related Collection:||Music in the Irish Left Archive|
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The Socialist Party of Ireland was formed on 13th December 1970 and launched its manifesto on 19th January 1971. Initial membership was drawn from former Official Sinn Féin members. The party was Marxist-Leninist and orientated towards the international communist movement. It supported the ‘two nations’ theory on the National Question and strongly opposed nationalism. It considered the existing Communist Party of Ireland (CPI) to be too close to Republican/Nationalist positions.
It worked with the British and Irish Communist Party and Limeric Socialist Organisation (LSO) in the Socialists Against Nationalism campaign.
In 1982 it merged with Jim Kemmy’s LSO to form the Democratic Socialist Party.
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