|Groups & Sections:||Irish Workers Group Tendency … Sub-group/Section/Tendency|
|Documents in Archive:||5|
|Related Organisations:||Movement for a Socialist Republic, Irish Workers' Group , Socialist Workers' Movement, League for a Workers Republic|
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The Socialist Labour Party (SLP) was formed in 1977 and led by Matt Merrigan (Dublin Secretary of the ATGWU) and Noël Browne (then an independent TD).
A number of left groups joined the party as tendencies. These included:
- Workers Alliance for Action - formed by members of Irish Workers’ Group, who left in 1979;
- Republican Socialist Tendency - formed by members of Movement for a Socialist Republic, who left in 1979;
- Socialist Workers’ Tendency - formed by members of Socialist Workers’ Movement, who left in 1980.
The party ran in the 1981 general election, with Noël Browne re-elected as a TD. However, with many members having left at this stage, it was dissolved in 1982.
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Alan Bruce, Anne Conway, Maurice Coakley, Bettty Purcell
Irish Workers Group Tendency
- 1977 - Socialist Labour Party Constitution
- 1978 - Build the Socialist Labour Party through United Mass Action
- 1978 - Conference Notes
- 1978 - Opening Address of Chairman, Matt Merrigan, To the Policy Conference Held at Liberty Hall, Dublin on Saturday and Sunday, May 27th and 28th 1978
- 1978 - Socialist Worker Review: Conference Bulletin
Items about Socialist Labour Party.
- Election Literature & Leaflets
Irish Election Literature
Election leaflets and documents from the party and individual candidates.