Founded in January 1971, The Socialist Party of Ireland were a pro Soviet Party that subscribed to the Two Nations Theory. Based mainly around Ballymun and Tallaght they contested the 1977 and 1981 General Elections as well as the 1979 Local Elections. IN 1982 they became part of the new Democratic Socialist Party.
Podcast – The Socialist Party of Ireland (1971) June 10, 2021
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Vanguard Issue 1 -Socialist Party of Ireland June 9, 2021
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From 1971 The first issue of Vanguard , the paper of The Socialist Party of Ireland.
A few pages from “SUPERSPI” magazine from June July 1978 – Socialist Party of Ireland April 18, 2012
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SUPERSPI was a magazine produced by The Socialist Party of Ireland, a group that existed between 1971 and 1982. There’s more details on them here and here.
The magazine itself is actually quite good with a witty enough cover and some decent columns. The story about the ITGWU conference is one in particular that I enjoyed. I’m not sure how many issues of it were produced .
The full magazine will appear in pdf form on The Cedar Lounge in due course.