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O’Casey Sean

Sean O’Casey A world famous Irish playwright, O’Casey worked as a labourer in his teens. In his 20s, he joined the revolutionary socialist movement and became, eventually, the secretary of the Irish Citizen Army, the […]

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O’Connor Joe

Joe O’Connor A prominent republican in Ireland in the 1940s, O’Connor moved to Britain and joined the Communist Party. Active in the railworkers’ union, he was a long-standing member of the North London Council of the […]

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O’Connor L P

L P O’Connor Born in 1917, O’Connor was born in southern Ireland and came to Britain in 1932. An executive member of Luton Trades Council, he served in Italy, North Africa and Sicily during the […]

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O’Daire Paddy

 .                                                        Paddy O’Daire   Patrick O’Daire was born on 22nd May 1905, the Glenties (Na Gleannta) a village in the northwest of Ireland in central CountyDonegal. Although very young at the time, he had played […]

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O’Donnell Dennis

Dennis O'Donnell   Born in 1916, O'Donnell was elected as a Communist councillor for Bilston New Town ward in May 1956. Then living at 3 Rainbow Street Coseley, he was an active member of the […]

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O’Hara Roger

Roger O'Hara   The full-time secretary of Merseyside Communist Party from 1970 to 1980, he succeeded Tom Cassin, who held the role for just a year and Gerry Cohen before him, who was the incumbent […]

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O’Hare Effie

Effie O’Hare With her husband, Dan O’Hare, Effie was part of the Communist Party leadership in the Vale of Leven and Dunbarton area, which was able to win a significant electoral voice for the Party […]

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O’Riordan Michael

Michael O’Riordan Michael O’Riordan was born in Pope’s Quay, Cork, in November 1917. His parents had moved from Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh to the city, where his father worked as a tram driver. He attended […]

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Ogden Dennis

Dennis Ogden    Dennis Ogden worked in the Soviet Union from 1955 as a translator for the Moscow based Foreign Languages Publishing House.  From 1959 to the end of 1962 he was Moscow correspondent for […]