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Tributes to Kevin Keating

May 2020

A selection of condolences offered upon the death of Kevin Keating, from friends, comrades and work colleagues.

All our condolences from both Anti Capitalism and Revolution and the international tendency after Kevin Keating's death. All our support to his family, his friends and his comrades and the whole of Socialist Democracy Ireland militancy.
David Pijoan

I am lucky enough that I had the opportunity to get to know Kevin over the last few years. From being out on special occasions, matches in Croker and even a visit in Spain. But it was all the evenings sitting on the arm chair discussing the politics of today that I will remember the most. He was such a kind, caring and passionate man whom you all should be so very proud off. Without realising, he helped shape my view of the world and those in it. I will be forever grateful to have known Kevin and his memory will live on always.
Eric Lambert

My heart goes out to ye at this heartbreaking and devastating time Anne, Kate and Grainne. Kevin cared so deeply and fiercely about the injustices faced by so many people here at home and right across the world, it was a privilege to get to know him, campaign and struggle with him and yes, at times, disagree with him. Intelligent, sincere, dedicated, his death really does leave the world a poorer place. My deepest sympathies to you Anne, to Kate and Grainne, his extended family, friends and comrades.
John Lyons

Iím really sorry to hear about the death of socialist activist Kevin Keating in Dublin yesterday. I first met Kevin many years ago and was immediately impressed with his easy-going humour, combined with steely determination, to fight for the rights and demands of working class people throughout the world. Itís an understatement to say that he will be missed. Much love to his partner Anne Conway, his daughters and all those who knew and loved him.
Brian Pelan

To Kevin's family my condolences to you at this sad time in the passing of Kevin may he rest in peace when I think of Kevin it brings a smile to my face because when you met Kevin no matter were or when there was always a laugh to be had and a story to be told missing you my friend god bless Paul
Paul, boiler house DCC

My heartfelt condolences to you Anne, Kate and Grainne. Kevin was such a wonderful person who won the affection and respect of so many people. I and every one of his comrades will miss him so much. I will remember forever his warmth and kindness and his commitment to fight for the better world to which he devoted so much of his life. I am so grateful and honoured to have been his friend.
Joe Craig

It's a shock when you hear casually on social media of the death of a person you know. I met Kevin, Anne and daughters at the IMG summer school in 1992. He was one of the nicest and kindest people I ever met, and modest to a fault. In his case that last phrase is meant to mean precisely what it says.
Fitz-Charli Langford

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