SIPTU President Jack O’Connor to launch ‘Young Connolly’ on Thursday, 3rd October September 30, 2013Posted by WorldbyStorm in Irish Politics, The Left.
A new edition of ‘Young Connolly’ the seminal account of James Connolly’s early years by the late Sean Cronin, will be launched in the Citizen Press Ltd Office, 24a/25 Hill Street, Dublin 1, on Thursday the 3rd October, at 6.00 p.m.
SIPTU General President Jack O’Connor will launch the book at an event which also marks the formal opening of the new Citizen Press Ltd Offices.
The launch will include a discussion on the continued relevance of Connolly’s ideas to progressive politics in Ireland chaired by Workers’ Party Treasurer Sean Garland.
Young Connolly is a study of the 1913 Lockout and 1916 Rising leader’s early years in Ireland. Written by the former Irish Times journalist and leading political activist Sean Cronin who died in 2011.
The new edition published by Citizen Press Ltd has a foreword by Sean Garland, in which he states:
“We know that more than ever we need to have James Connolly’s direct and sharp analyses of capitalism to organise and lead the working class to Connolly’s objective of a Socialist Republic.”
The Citizen Press Ltd is an independent publishing house committed to printing books recording Ireland’s working class history and culture. The Citizen Press Ltd also publishes LookLeft, Ireland’s leading progressive magazine.
All are welcome to attend