Death of Ruairi O Bradaigh

Mick Healy has just informed me of the death of Ruairi O Bradaigh.  I hope to get to the funeral but, in any case, I’ll be running a tribute to him as soon as I can.

In the meantime, there is an interview I did with Ruairi back in 1997, here.

The funeral is at midday Saturday in Roscommon.

 

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Posted on June 6, 2013, in Revolutionary figures. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. RIP

    Great interview you did there!
    The view of O’Bradaigh’s politics as being narrow and archaic has become almost a cliche, and its been repeated quite a bit in obits the past few days.
    In reality, when you read interviews like this, or the one I posted to my blog, he shows a perceptive, independent analysis of strategy (military and political) not often seen in republicans, and his politics are all his own- more “left” than many are willing to acknowledge too.
    A friend recalled how at one RSF meeting someone called Thomas Mac Goilla a sell out- O’Bradaigh rose and roared “He was no sell out! He was always true to his socialist beliefs!” Not the sterotypical “legitamatist” O’Bradaigh!

    A big loss to republicanism

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