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12th of June 1982, the Socialist Labour Party (SLP) voted to dissolve.

Founded in 1977, the SLP sought to build a party of the Left, bringing together former Labour members and Left groups, which joined as tendencies — the Socialist Workers’ Movement (SWM), League for a Workers’ Republic, Irish Workers Group, and Movement for a Socialist Republic; though all left the SLP within a few years (with the SWM tendency leaving last in 1980).

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On This Day, 12th June

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Scanned from a magazine, a photograph of SLP members with the party banner behind them and the caption The Party's Over.
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Published 5th June 2021:

"Towards a Programme for Eco-Socialism" – the founding programme of An Rabharta Glas - Green Left.

An Rabharta Glas (@AnRabhartaGlas@mastodon.ie) was set up by former Green party members as an eco-socialist party after the latter formed a coalition with FF and FG.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/4369/

Towards a Programme for Eco-Socialism (2021) — An Rabharta Glas - Green Left

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4th June 2005, a demonstration was held against Israel’s occupation of Palestine during a soccer World Cup qualifying match between Ireland and Israel, which was taking place in Landsdown Road stadium in Dublin.

Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign leaflets from the event can be viewed on our website as part of the Snapshots of Political Action project: https://www.leftarchive.ie/demonstration/6160/

Political Material from: Palestine Solidarity Demonstration During Ireland-Israel Soccer Match, 4th June 2005

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The flag of Palestine, printed on a folded out leaflet.
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Published 28th May 1973:

"Revolutionary Nationalism, Class Struggle, and Problems of Party Building in Ireland"

An article by Gerry Foley on the Official Republican movement for Intercontinental Press, magazine of the Fourth International.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/1488/

Revolutionary Nationalism, Class Struggle, and Problems of Party Building in Ireland (1973) — Gerry Foley

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Published : Workers' and Unemployed News, May 28th 1987

"All Working People Must Unite Against the Capitalist Offensive and Cut-Backs!"

From the Workers and Unemployed Movement.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/6531/

Workers' and Unemployed News, May 28th 1987 (1987) — Workers and Unemployed Movement

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in 1949, the Socialist Party of Ireland was founded:

On May 28th, 1949, a number of workers, representing Socialist Groups in Dublin and Belfast, met in Belfast and decided that the Groups should coalesce and form the Socialist Party of Ireland. That decision was subsequently ratified by the members of the Dublin and Belfast Groups; and so was born the first political party in Ireland to publicly and unequivocally declare its object to be the establishment of Socialism.

This Socialist Party of Ireland was associated with the SPGB and later became the World Socialist Party.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/calendar/on-this-day/05/28/#event-4500

On This Day, 28th May

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Scan of the preface to the Socialist Party of Ireland Manifesto (1949).
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25th May 2018, the referendum to repeal the 8th amendment of the Irish constitution was passed, removing the barrier to abortion provision in the country.

You can see a number of documents from the campaign in our collection: https://www.leftarchive.ie/subject/3762/

Referendum - Repeal of the Eighth Amendment Referendum, 2018

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24th May 2007 a general election took place in Ireland.

Documents on the election in our collection: https://www.leftarchive.ie/subject/3348/

Election - General Election, 2007

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Published 24th May 1967:

The Irish Student, from the Irish Student Movement.

The ISM was associated with The Internationalists, which later became the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist).

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/297/

The Irish Student, No. 1 (1967) — Irish Student Movement

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22nd May 2015, the Marriage Equality referendum was carried in Ireland, removing barriers to same-sex marriage.

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Referendum - Marriage Equality Referendum, 2015

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"Labour Takes a Small Step Forward"

The Northern Star on the Northern Ireland local elections, which took place 19th May 1993.

The Campaign for Labour Representation (CLR) ran 13 candidates, with Mark Langhammer being elected in Newtownabbey.

The Northern Star was produced by Athol Books, publisher of the British & Irish Communist Organisation, which supported the CLR.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/document/2524/

The Northern Star, Vol. 7, No. 6 (1993) — Athol Books

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16th May 1920, workers at the Cleeves Creamery in Knocklong, County Limerick occupied the facility, raising a red flag and displaying a banner reading “Knocklong Soviet Creamery - We make butter, not profits”.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/calendar/on-this-day/05/16/#event-5766

On This Day, 16th May

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14th May 2022, a rally was held outside the Dáil in Dublin calling for public ownership of the National Maternity Hospital without church involvement.

Documents distributed at the rally are on our site, as part of the Snapshots of Political Action project: https://www.leftarchive.ie/demonstration/6070/

Political Material from: National Maternity Hospital Rally, 14th May 2022

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10th May 1972, Ireland voted in the European Communities Membership Referendum.

Documents from the referendum: https://www.leftarchive.ie/subject/2223/

Referendum - European Communities Membership Referendum, 1972

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Scanned pamphlet cover reading: The Common Market: Yes or No! The Economic and Political Implications
A scanned poster reading: The Labour Party, Common Market NO
An issue of The Worker with the headline reading, EEC: Bosses' Answer
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24th April 1966, a Republican parade to Glasnevin cemetery marking the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising took place in Dublin.

https://www.leftarchive.ie/calendar/on-this-day/04/24/#event-6364

On This Day, 24th April

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Screenshot of a web page reading: A Republican parade marking the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising clashed with Gardaí

On 24th April 1966, a Republican parade to Glasnevin cemetery marking the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising took place in Dublin.

The United Irishman, newspaper of Sinn Féin, reported on the Gardaí’s use of batons and a number of arrests in response.

The image features an article from United Irishman headlined: Police Baton Peaceful Parade: Many Injured