Photographs by Socialist Republican Seamus O’Riain 1937- 2014 (video)

Photographs by Socialist Republican Seamus O’Riain who was born in 1937 in Dublin.Jim Lane

Like others of his generation O’Riain emigration to London to find employment.He later became an accomplished photographer,creating hundreds of remarkable images which are a vital history of Irish left-wing Republicans.He later became involved with the Trotskyist, Irish Workers Group, along with his friends Liam Daltun, Frank Keane and Gerry Lawless. In the late 1960s he forged links with Saor Éire. Seamus died in 2014,after a long illness in London and is buried in Mount Jerome cemetery, Dublin. Thanks to Hazel for sending on her father’s very rare photographs.

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