Today, we commemorate the passing of Peadar O’Donnell, a man who dedicated his life to the cause of socialist-republicanism. While there is far too much to cover in such a short space, we will try to touch on the highlights.
Across Europe the fires of revolution burned bright. From the battlefields of the Russian Civil War to the streets of Berlin, from Italian factories to the Irish countryside, civil disorder and outright rebellion were the order of the day. The Monaghan Soviet was one of the major acts of resistance in Ireland that would set the tone of aspiration and solidarity for the Irish left into the future.