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Gino Gallagher: Fallen Comrade of the IRSM

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    Fallen Comrade of the Irish Republican Socialist Movement Gino Gallagher National Organiser/National Executive Member - Irish Republican Socialist Party Chief
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 30, 2011
      Fallen Comrade of the Irish Republican Socialist Movement

      Gino Gallagher
      National Organiser/National Executive Member - Irish Republican
      Socialist Party
      Chief of Staff - Irish National Liberation Army
      Assassinated on 30 January 1996

      Gino Gallagher, age 32, was an extremely charismatic and popular
      republican socialist activist, admired across republican lines and
      within the broader working class community. He was assassinated by a
      criminal mercenary acting on behalf of a small group of counter-
      revolutionaries.

      He was born on 12 October 1963 and grew up in West Belfast. Inspired
      by the 1981 hunger strike and a strong interest in Irish history, he
      joined the Irish Republican Socialist Movement's youth wing, the Patsy
      O'Hara Youth Movement (named for one of the INLA prisoners who died
      during the 1981 hunger strike), and later joined the IRSP and the
      INLA. Imprisoned by the British on three occasions, he emerged from
      prison a very dedicated and well-read activist.

      After his last release from prison in 1991, he became the IRSP's
      prisoner welfare officer and a staff officer in the INLA. By 1995 he
      was the party's national organiser and a member of its national
      executive, as well as the army's chief of staff.

      He was credited with helping to politically re-establish the IRSP,
      renovating and re-opening Costello House (the IRSP's headquarters on
      the Falls Road in West Belfast), and pushing the primacy of politics
      within the IRSM in the tradition of Seamus Costello and Thomas "Ta"
      Power.

      He was also credited with helping to restore the reputation of the
      INLA and ensuring that it remained subordinate to the political
      direction of the IRSP, as well as being personally responsible for
      assassinating several pro-British paramilitary figures within their
      own community strongholds.

      His energy and commitment to the causes of socialism and national
      liberation were unequaled, and acted as an inspiration and example
      for others to follow.

      A memorial to Gallagher and other comrades was unveiled in the Lower
      Falls area of West Belfast on 10 April 2003.

      He died as he lived: a Republican Socialist. Remember him with honour
      and pride.

      http://www.irsp.ie/Background/fallen/gallagher.html

      Article about the memorial unveiling:
      http://tinyurl.com/2carfxp

      Irish News biography of Gino Gallagher:
      http://www.morrigan.net/irsm/gallagher-irishnews.htm

      Funeral oration for Gino Gallagher:
      http://www.morrigan.net/irsm/gallagher-oration.htm
    • M A Nerd
      Fallen Comrade of the Irish Republican Socialist Movement Gino Gallagher National Organiser/National Executive Member - Irish Republican Socialist Party Chief
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 30, 2012
        Fallen Comrade of the Irish Republican Socialist Movement

        Gino Gallagher
        National Organiser/National Executive Member - Irish Republican
        Socialist Party
        Chief of Staff - Irish National Liberation Army
        Assassinated on 30 January 1996

        Gino Gallagher, age 32, was an extremely charismatic and popular
        republican socialist activist, admired across republican lines and
        within the broader working class community. He was assassinated by a
        criminal mercenary acting on behalf of a small group of counter-
        revolutionaries.

        He was born on 12 October 1963 and grew up in West Belfast. Inspired
        by the 1981 hunger strike and a strong interest in Irish history, he
        joined the Irish Republican Socialist Movement's youth wing, the Patsy
        O'Hara Youth Movement (named for one of the INLA prisoners who died
        during the 1981 hunger strike), and later joined the IRSP and the
        INLA. Imprisoned by the British on three occasions, he emerged from
        prison a very dedicated and well-read activist.

        After his last release from prison in 1991, he became the IRSP's
        prisoner welfare officer and a staff officer in the INLA. By 1995 he
        was the party's national organiser and a member of its national
        executive, as well as the army's chief of staff.

        He was credited with helping to politically re-establish the IRSP,
        renovating and re-opening Costello House (the IRSP's headquarters on
        the Falls Road in West Belfast), and pushing the primacy of politics
        within the IRSM in the tradition of Seamus Costello and Thomas "Ta"
        Power.

        He was also credited with helping to restore the reputation of the
        INLA and ensuring that it remained subordinate to the political
        direction of the IRSP, as well as being personally responsible for
        assassinating several pro-British paramilitary figures within their
        own community strongholds.

        His energy and commitment to the causes of socialism and national
        liberation were unequaled, and acted as an inspiration and example
        for others to follow.

        A memorial to Gallagher and other comrades was unveiled in the Lower
        Falls area of West Belfast on 10 April 2003.

        He died as he lived: a Republican Socialist. Remember him with honour
        and pride.

        http://www.irsp.ie/Background/fallen/gallagher.html

        Article about the memorial unveiling:
        http://tinyurl.com/2carfxp

        Irish News biography of Gino Gallagher:
        http://www.morrigan.net/irsm/gallagher-irishnews.htm

        Funeral oration for Gino Gallagher:
        http://www.morrigan.net/irsm/gallagher-oration.htm
      • Danielle Ni Dhighe
        Fallen Comrade of the Irish Republican Socialist Movement Gino Gallagher National Organiser/National Executive Member - Irish Republican Socialist Party Chief
        Message 3 of 3 , Jan 29, 2013
          Fallen Comrade of the Irish Republican Socialist Movement

          Gino Gallagher
          National Organiser/National Executive Member - Irish Republican
          Socialist Party
          Chief of Staff - Irish National Liberation Army
          Assassinated on 30 January 1996

          Gino Gallagher, age 32, was an extremely charismatic and popular
          republican socialist activist, admired across republican lines and
          within the broader working class community. He was assassinated by a
          criminal mercenary acting on behalf of a small group of counter-
          revolutionaries.

          He was born on 12 October 1963 and grew up in West Belfast. Inspired
          by the 1981 hunger strike and a strong interest in Irish history, he
          joined the Irish Republican Socialist Movement's youth wing, the Patsy
          O'Hara Youth Movement (named for one of the INLA prisoners who died
          during the 1981 hunger strike), and later joined the IRSP and the
          INLA. Imprisoned by the British on three occasions, he emerged from
          prison a very dedicated and well-read activist.

          After his last release from prison in 1991, he became the IRSP's
          prisoner welfare officer and a staff officer in the INLA. By 1995 he
          was the party's national organiser and a member of its national
          executive, as well as the army's chief of staff.

          He was credited with helping to politically re-establish the IRSP,
          renovating and re-opening Costello House (the IRSP's headquarters on
          the Falls Road in West Belfast), and pushing the primacy of politics
          within the IRSM in the tradition of Seamus Costello and Thomas "Ta"
          Power.

          He was also credited with helping to restore the reputation of the
          INLA and ensuring that it remained subordinate to the political
          direction of the IRSP, as well as being personally responsible for
          assassinating several pro-British paramilitary figures within their
          own community strongholds.

          His energy and commitment to the causes of socialism and national
          liberation were unequaled, and acted as an inspiration and example
          for others to follow.

          A memorial to Gallagher and other comrades was unveiled in the Lower
          Falls area of West Belfast on 10 April 2003.

          He died as he lived: a Republican Socialist. Remember him with honour
          and pride.

          http://www.irsp.ie/Background/fallen/gallagher.html

          Article about the memorial unveiling:
          http://tinyurl.com/2carfxp

          Irish News biography of Gino Gallagher:
          http://www.morrigan.net/irsm/gallagher-irishnews.htm

          Funeral oration for Gino Gallagher:
          http://www.morrigan.net/irsm/gallagher-oration.htm
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