Socialist Party: a not-so-united front?

Inside Politics: Party papers reveal serious differences between leading figures on domestic political strategy

Paul Murphy: ‘Are we guilty of not ‘telling the truth’ to the working class?’ Photogaph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Paul Murphy: ‘Are we guilty of not ‘telling the truth’ to the working class?’ Photogaph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Most of the soul-searching and probing commentary in relation to Irish political parties has tended to focus on the larger factions, namely Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil, or whatever party finds itself in Government with them.

But in recent weeks we have gleaned some insight into the workings - and tensions - of some of the smaller parties such as the split that has emerged in the Social Democrats following the publicity around the Ellie Kisyombe case.

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