Monday 11 December 2017

Eoghan Harris: If Connolly came back he wouldn't be a Labour voter

The most surreal spectacle in recent times was RTE presenter Joe Duffy, on €400,000-plus a year, promoting James Connolly as Ireland's Greatest.

Surreal, because I am certain if Connolly came back today his first target would be public sector fat cats like Joe Duffy. And I say that with some confidence.

Until the Provos forced me to revise my views on the 1916 Rising, I was a Connolly socialist. My first major RTE programme was a drama-documentary called The Testimony of James Connolly -- with Niall Toibin playing the part of the great socialist -- for which I prepared by reading all of Connolly's books and pamphlets.

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