Labour Party (Ireland)

political party in Ireland

The Labour Party (Irish: Páirtí an Lucht Oibre, literally "Party of the Working People") is a social democratic[1][2] political party in the Republic of Ireland. It was founded on 28 May 1912 in Clonmel, County Tipperary, by James Connolly, James Larkin and William O'Brien.

The party was a part of the Irish Trades Union Congress.[3] It was known as the "democratic socialist party" in its creation.[4]


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  3. "Labour's proud history". Retrieved 1 January 2011.
  4. "Party Constitution". Retrieved 18 March 2016.