From Socialist Voice, October 2007

New O’Riordan letter found

Last November a letter written by the future general secretary of the Communist Party of Ireland, Michael O’Riordan, was discovered in the archives of the Transport Union of America at New York University.
     The 24-page handwritten letter, written in April 1939 (when O’Riordan was a 21-year-old veteran of the Spanish Anti-Fascist War), set out to provide an analysis of Irish history and contemporary politics for his friend and comrade in arms, the New York International Brigader Bill Gandall.
     This fascinating document, together with an introduction by Manus O’Riordan, was published in full for the first time in the July 2007 issue of Irish Political Review. It is now available on the “Ireland and the Spanish Civil War” web site at www.geocities.com/irelandscw.

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