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Owen Jack

Jack Owen Jack Owen was born in 1887 and started work, aged 14. He would later write that: “since a kid of 14 years of age, when I put on dungarees and proudly displayed a […]

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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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Ord Jimmy

Jimmy Ord   Born in 1902, Jimmy Ord was a founder member of the Communist Party at the young age of 18, when he also began a lifetime of active trades unionism.   He was […]

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Oliver Elsie

Elsie Oliver Elsie Oliver was born Elsie Cousins in Woolwich on 30th October 1929, the daughter of Jimmy and Alice Cousins. (Elsie is pictured with an original copy of the Daily Worker from her father’s […]

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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’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’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’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’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 […]