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Here's an interview with Michael D. Higgins in Gralton, from 1982, in which he is asked about the prospects for the Irish left, his opposition to coalition with Fine Gael (FG), and the role of Labour as a vehicle for the left.
He also expresses opposition to expelling Militant (who were eventually expelled in the late 80s and are now the Socialist Party), and comments on the then recently dissolved Socialist Labour Party (SLP).
Higgins was Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht in the 1993 FG, Labour and Democratic Left coalition, and has been President of Ireland since 2011.
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From Nov.1977, the constitution of the Socialist Labour Party.
The SLP was led by Matt Merrigan and Noël Browne, formerly of Labour.
The Socialist Workers Movement, Irish Workers Group, and Movement for a Socialist Republic all joined as tendencies.
The SLP continued until 1982, when it was dissolved.
For a great overview of the party, they are covered in this episode of "The Others" podcast (from @firstname.lastname@example.org):
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"Socialist Workers Movement 1971-1977"
An outline of the history of the Socialist Workers Movement, and their decision to join the Socialist Labour Party (forming the Socialist Workers Tendency).
From Socialist Worker Review, No. 1, 1978.
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