#OnThisDay 28th May 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."
The party was associated with the Socialist Party of Great Britain (SPGB) and later became the World Socialist Party.
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