Séamas Ó Brógáin
1945 – 2024
It is with deep regret that the Communist Party of Ireland announce the passing of our comrade and friend Séamas Ó Brógáin; a member of our party for almost 50 years.
Séamas served our party at every level, from branch officer to a leading member of our National Executive Committee.
He was an outstanding supporter of the Irish language in which he was an expert in Gaeilge including fictional and non-fictional works and schoolbooks. His professional work was highly regarded by authors and publishers.
Séamas was the editor of the CPI website, that won widespread recognition for its bilingual presentation.
He was also sub-editor of Socialist Voice and was responsible for its design and layout up until very recently. For many decades, Séamas laid out all books, pamphlets, and leaflets published by the CPI.
He had an unparalleled knowledge of Irish history, and in particular Irish revolutionary history. He was a staunch anti-imperialist and a great supporter of revolutionary Cuba. His last participation in a public event was in a pro-Palestinian march last month.
A highly self-educated comrade, both politically and culturally. He was a great example and mentor to young members.
We express our profound sympathy with his life-long comrade and wife Deirdre and to his three children and extended family.
Séamas has left our ranks, but his exemplary revolutionary contribution will live on in all those who benefited from is knowledge and experience.
Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann.
Farewell, dear comrade.