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The death on 22nd March of Paddy Murphy of County Kilkenny will be a great loss to the Workers’ Party and the many other progressive organisations and causes that he supported and championed all his life.

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John Jeffries discovers the legacy of John Dowling, a trade unionist and communist from Munster’s revolutionary past.

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Despite a long illness, the death of Peter Short came as a shock to his many friends and comrades throughout Ireland, Britain, the US and many other parts of the world. If one mentioned his name to any person in Louth, they would immediately refer to the Workers’ Party.

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This year marks the centenary of the execution of trade union activist Joe Hill in the United States. He is perhaps better known on this side of the world as the subject of the folk ballad sung by Luke Kelly.

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A large number of members and supporters of the Workers’ Party (WP) gathered in Milltown Cemetery, Belfast, on 4th July, to remember the victims of attacks on the Republican Clubs in 1975.

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Fiercely independent to the end, Thomas “Jonty” Johnson did not confide his illness to many. Even among those who knew, word of his passing was received with shock and sadness, as no-one expected it would come so soon.

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Tom was a committed and active communist, republican and trade unionist for over 7 decades involved in some of the most important struggles in Ireland.

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We walk the streets of hate that in our hearts remain our streets of dreams regardless We keep a castle of resolve and light high above the lough’s embrace. It is for us to mark how hatred draws the borders round the common cage of these exploited; these twins who

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Teacher and troublemaker, Des O’Hagan was a founder of the Civil Rights campaign and a giant of the Republican movement. Ultan Gillen recounts an unusual life.

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The war economy in Ireland between 1914 and 1918 changed the lives of many women as well as providing key skills for republicans, according to historian Hugo McGuinness.

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