Republican Socialist Collective

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The Republican Socialist Collective was a fringe Irish republican political group in Northern Ireland formed in 1986.

The RSC formed the political arm of the Irish People's Liberation Organisation, a splinter group of the Irish National Liberation Army, under the leadership of Jimmy Brown.[1] Ideologically the group endorsed a militant brand of revolutionary socialism.[2]

Although the party did not take part in any elections it did organise a number of public meetings and debates in Belfast and Newry.[1] It was disestablished in 1992 when the Provisional IRA eliminated the IPLO whilst Brown was killed by a rival faction within the IPLO.[1]

The group also published a quarterly newspaper called the Socialist Republican.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Irish Nationalist & Irish Republican political groups Archived 2011-08-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Peter Barberis, John McHugh, Mike Tyldesley, Encyclopedia of British and Irish political organizations: parties, groups and movements of the 20th century, Continuum International Publishing Group, 2000, p. 247
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