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Obituary: Pat O'Connor
10 August 2015
Pat combines his love of
sport with his
opposition to water charges
It is with great sadness that we learned
of the death of Pat O'Connor after a long illness.
Based in Limerick, Pat was an early member
of People's Democracy and became a leading figure in the socialist movement
in Limerick. Working with Joe Harrington, he helped to build a working
class presence in Limerick council.
More recently Pat was too the fore in
the struggle against water charges and appears online singing a song of
resistance based on that struggle.
Two elements shine out from Pat's journey
through life. The first is the outstanding decency of a kind and generous
human being. The other is the sheer steadfastness of a working class militant
who through his life held firm to the defence of the working class and
the goal of a socialist future.
May he be long remembered and serve as
an exemplar for others.
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