Nationalism and Labor in Ireland, Part II

  • Andrew Boyd
Keywords: Imperialism


When James Connolly was executed by a British firing squad after the 1916 Rebellion, the Irish working class lost its most competent and courageous leader. No one of equal stature has yet arisen in the Irish labor movement to take his place as leader and theorist. Connolly was forty-six when he died, but for most of his adult life he had labored in the building of an Irish socialist and trade-union movement which he hoped would be guided by the teachings of Marx and Engels.