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#OnThisDay 12th March 2003, a letter from Joan Collins of the Crumlin Anti-Bin Tax Campaign.
Collins, then a Socialist Party member, was elected to the local council the following year. She is now a T.D. for Right To Change.
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The contemporary Socialist Party was formed in 1996.
It arose from the Trotskyist Militant tendency in Labour and the Labour and Trade Union Group in the North, which were associated with Militant in Britain and the Committee for a Workers International (CWI).
Its members are part of Solidarity, and it is affiliated with International Socialist Alternative (ISA) since the latter formed from divisions in the CWI.
The Socialist Party is a name that has been used at different times by unrelated groups in Ireland, from the early 20th Century to the present, and from a number of strands of the left.
Here's a thread on the various Socialist Parties in Ireland