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Labour Party Irish Society

Labour Party Irish Society
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Location
  • One Brewer's Green, London SW1H 0RH
Official language
English
Chair
Liam Conlon
AffiliationsLabour Party
Websitewww.labourirish.org.uk

The Labour Party Irish Society is a socialist society affiliated to the British Labour Party. It is a collective body of Labour Party members of Irish birth or descent, and those interested in Ireland and Irish affairs. It promotes the interests of the Irish in Britain as a whole, and encourages Irish people to become involved in the Labour Party and politics generally.[1] Former chair of the society, Matthew Doyle, has also said that it works to "ensure that the relationship between Britain and Ireland is marked by mutual respect and friendship rather than the prejudice, discrimination and violence of the past."[2]

In recent years the society has campaigned on extending abortion and same-sex marriage rights to Northern Ireland[3], as well as working on the repeal the 8th campaign in the Republic of Ireland[4]. The society was also involved in campaigning for the Irish Labour Party in the 2020 general election.[5]

References

  1. ^ "About". Labour Party Irish Society. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Labour Irish Society - celebrating progress and hope". LabourList. 5 July 2014.
  3. ^ "MPs agree Northern Ireland has waited long enough for equality". Labour Party Irish Society. 9 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Labour Irish Campaign to repeal the 8th". Labour Party Irish Society. 20 May 2018.
  5. ^ "No better way to finish a day of canvassing in Dublin Bay North w/ Team Aodhán than to cheer on Ireland in rugby with a pint of the black stuff! Thanks to all of @AodhanORiordain's team for being so welcoming today, was good fun & great to see so much support here #GE2020". @Labourirish. 1 February 2020. Retrieved 1 February 2019 – via Twitter.


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