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Gerry Madden October 18, 2014

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Republican Socialism, Republicanism, The Left.
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Swanton (left) and Madden (right)

Dessie Swanton (left) and Gerry Madden (right).

Sad news from Jim Lane:

An old comrade of mine has passed away. Gerry Madden died this morning and will be buried on Monday in Cork. He endured 51 years of suffering and pain followiing an explosion at Cork’s Republican Plot on St.Patrick’s Day, 1963. His comrade, Dessie Swanton, was killed in the same incident, organised by Cork Republicans to protest the presence of DeValera at the Republican Plot.

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1. NollaigO - October 18, 2014

I knew Gerry from Cork in the 1960s. Gerry was aways sceptical of the socialist republican credentials of “de College boys”.

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