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Labour Party (Ireland)

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Labour Party
Páirtí an Lucht Oibre
LeaderAlan Kelly
Seanad LeaderRebecca Moynihan[1]
Founded28 May 1912; 112 years ago (28 May 1912)
Headquarters2 Whitefriars, Aungier Street, Dublin 2

The Labour Party (Irish: Páirtí an Lucht Oibre, literally "Party of the Working People") is a social democratic[2][3] 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.[4] It was known as the "democratic socialist party" in its creation.[5]


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  2. Dimitri Almeida (2012). The Impact of European Integration on Political Parties: Beyond the Permissive Consensus. CRC Press. p. 61. ISBN 978-1-136-34039-0. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  3. Richard Collin; Pamela L. Martin (2012). An Introduction to World Politics: Conflict and Consensus on a Small Planet. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 218. ISBN 978-1-4422-1803-1. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
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  5. "Party Constitution". labour.ie. Archived from the original on 10 November 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2016.