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Earlier in the week, I scanned up the covers of around 20 political pamphlets (from 1963 – 89) that my uncle passed down to me. Here is the first full scanned up pamphlet – The Teachings of Padraig Pearse by A. Raftery (March 1966)

Paddy Carmody (1927 – 1979), who wrote under the pseudonym of A. Raftery, joined the Irish Workers League in 1948. He became a leading figure in the Irish Workers’ Party, then the Communist Party of Ireland; as author of various pamphlets on Irish history.

It is believed that Carmody started using a pseudonym after he was sacked from Dublin Corporation for his political activity. Though he was reinstated after his union fought the case, he never used his real name on any publication after that.

Below is a short obituary from The Irish Times:

Paddy Carmody Obituary, The Irish Times.

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