Leftist Parties of the World


Last update: August 6, 2004

South '02
North '03
Anarchist Federation in Ireland   AFI Resistance, Organise e-mail anar. IAF - - f. 2001; identical with British AF
Communist Party of Ireland Páirtí Cumannach na hÉireann CPI Socialist Voice, Unity e-mail com. ex-CI, ex-WMR - one cand. on SEA list f. 1921 as Socialist Party
Green Party in the North Comhaontas Glas     e-mail green EFGP 3.85% 0.39% f. 1981
Industrial Workers of the World   IWW   e-mail anar. syn. IWW - -  
Irish 32-County Sovereignty Movement     The Sovereign Nation e-mail left. Irish nat.   - - split from Sinn Féin in 1997
Real Irish Republican Army   RIRA         - - pol.-mil., f. 1998
Irish Republican Socialist Party Pairtí Poblachtach Sóisialach na h-Éireann IRSP The Starry Plough - An Camchéachta e-mail rad. left. Irish nat.   - - f. 1974, split from Official Sinn Féin
Irish National Liberation Army   INLA         - - pol.-mil., f. 1975 by splits from Official and Provisional IRA
Irish Socialist Network   ISN Leftline   rad. left.   - - f. 2001
Irish Workers' Group   IWG Class Struggle e-mail tro. L5I - - f. 1976
Official Republican Movement   ORM     left. Irish nat.   - - f. 1998 as split from WP
Organise!     Working Class Resistance! e-mail anar.   - - f. 2003, alliance of AFI and OASF
Organise! Anarcho-Syndicalist Federation   OASF   e-mail anar. syn.   - - f. 2001 by Syndicalist Solidarity Network
Red Banner Group     Red Banner e-mail rad. left.   - -  
Republican Sinn Féin   RSF Saoirse - Irish Freedom e-mail left. Irish nat.   - - f. 1986 as split from Sinn Féin
Continuity IRA   CIRA             pol.-mil., f. 1996
Sinn Féin (We Ourselves) Sinn Féin SF An Phoblacht - Republican News e-mail left Irish nat.   6.51% 23.52% split in 1970 as Provisional Sinn Féin when Sinn Féin split
Irish Republican Army   IRA             pol.-mil., f. 1969 as Provisional IRA as split from IRA
Socialist Democracy     Socialist Democracy e-mail tro. USFI - - f. 1996
Socialist Party in the North     Voice, Socialist View e-mail tro. CWI 0.80% 0.050%, 2 cand. f. 1969
Socialist Workers Party in the North   SWP Socialist Worker, Resistance e-mail tro. IS 0.18% one cand. on SEA list f. 1971
Spartacist Group Ireland     Spartacist Ireland   tro. ICL - -  
Workers' Party Pairtí na nOibrí WP Irish People e-mail com. ex-SU, ICS 0.22% 0.20%, 8 cand. f. 1970 as Official Sinn Féin when Sinn Féin split
Workers Solidarity Movement   WSM Workers Solidarity, Red & Black Revolution e-mail anar. com. ILS - - f. 1984
Working Class Action       e-mail rad. left.   - - formerly Red Action
World Socialist Party         left. com. WSM - -  

Parties organizing only in the North
Labour in Northern Ireland   LiNI   e-mail soc. dem.   - -  
Progressive Unionist Party   PUP     left. British nat.   - 1.16% f. 1979
Ulster Volunteer Force   UVF         - - pol.-mil., f. 1966
Social Democratic and Labour Party Páirtí Sóisialta Daonlathach an Lucht Oibre SDLP   e-mail soc. dem. SI - 16.98% f. 1970
Socialist Environmental Alliance   SEA     rad. left.   - 0.35%, 2 cand. f. 2003 by SWP and others

Parties organizing only in the South
Labour Party       e-mail soc. dem. SI, ES 10.77% - f. 1912
Parties probably disbanded
Class War, Red Action, Workers' League

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