Sean was among the generation of republicans who progressed their movement in the direction of socialist politics and community activism in the 1960s.
Gerard “Yogi” Brennan passed away on 10th October 2016.
Working-class intellectual Bert Ward, who died aged 94 in August, 2016, played a key role in changing simplistic attitudes towards Ireland in the British Labour movement.
Joe Law was a communist, a trade unionist and a tireless opponent of sectarianism.
Davey Hopper, who died aged 73 in July 2016, was an inspirational Durham miners’ leader who held firm to his deeply held socialist principles throughout his life.
Famed music producer, political activist and Outlet Records founder, Billy McBurney, died at the age of 84 on 10th February.
Although born in London, Kevin was brought up on the northside of Dublin.
The son of a Presbyterian Minister, Liam Clarke joined the Republican Clubs while a student in the early 1970s.
Kathleen Loy, who died on November 18th 2015, aged 91, was one of the most long-serving, loyal and dedicated members of the Workers’ Party.
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.