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Jer O’Leary December 27, 2018

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Very sad news that Jer O’Leary has died. He joins Sean Garland and Alan MacSimoin as staunch leftists who have passed this year. I think I first encountered him during his exhibition of labour movement banners at the Project, all the way back in 1986. Come Here To Me has a fine overview of O’Leary’s life here. As they note:

He was, firmly and completely, a man of the Left. In 1967, a 22 year old Jer O’Leary joined the Republican movement, the beginning of a life-long involvement in republican and socialist politics that shaped everything he did.


1. Jim Monaghan - December 27, 2018

I think I was in Official SF at the same time. He had a sister Margaret, who stayed with OSF? His Larkin thing was very good, though I doubt Larkin had a Dublin accent. Larger than life person

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2. Tomboktu - December 27, 2018

The last photo on CHTM shows him with Tom Stokes, who has also died.


3. EWI - December 27, 2018

A thought occurs, that it’s unfortunate if some of us here might miss the deaths of regulars if we don’t know the connection between the name and the pseudonym.


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