Eoghan Ó Néill (1958–2017)

It is with great sorrow that the Communist Party of Ireland announces the death of our comrade Eoghan M. Ó Néill of Blessington, Co. Wicklow. We pass on our deepest sympathy to his family.
     Eoghan was a highly valued member of the CPI who worked tirelessly for our party and for the Irish working class. He was only fifty-nine but had given a lot—and had much more to give—to the cause of the Irish working class.
     Eoghan was an art tutor and an accomplished artist and sculptor as well as a working-class political thinker and educator. He had recently completed the pamphlet Trading Away Democracy: How TTIP and Other Trade Agreements Will Destroy People’s Rights. He made a major contribution to developing an important paper on a “transformative strategy” for socialism and had also just finished a fine piece of research on the housing crisis, entitled “The Right to a Secure Home.” He was also preparing an exhibition to mark the hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution.
     Eoghan played an active role in the Peadar O’Donnell Socialist Republican Forum and was responsible for much of the educational content of its weekend schools. A true working-class leader and educator. We dip our banners in his memory.

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