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Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

May Day Greetings – what James Larkin Jones and Martin McGuiness have in common

The respected English trade union leader James Larkin Jones (or more popularly Jack Jones) died last week at a nursing home in London - síocháin ar a anam agus imeasc laochra an lucht oibre go raibh sé anois - may his soul now rest in peace amongst the other departed heroes of the labour movement. This is my prayer on this special day for workers all over the world. There have been some excellent obituaries about James Larkin Jones and his remarkable life. See for example the Guardian

Jack Jones at a workers rally in London

In England in the late 1970s, along with a number of other socialist youths of the far left, I ran after Jack Jones as he walked into the annual Congress of Trade Unions shouting “Jack The Rat, Jack The Rat!”. Léigh an t-alt uilig - Read Full Article....


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