Connolly: 150 years on


  • Shaun Harkin


James Connolly was an exemplary socialist rebel. He became a revolutionary socialist and Marxist in his early twenties after reading the Communist Manifesto. He continues to be Ireland’s most important Marxist. The socialist vision and strategies he developed for Ireland continue to be of profound importance today. The 150th anniversary of Connolly’s birth is an opportunity to celebrate his contribution to the international working class struggle and to engage with his ideas to bring about an end to capitalism and imperialism; and the struggle for a socialist Ireland.