Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dublin Traffic Comes To Halt As City Remembers 'An Optimist And A Gentleman'

Spanish Civil War Veteran Bob Doyle, 92. R.I.P.

“This is not nostalgic, it is actual. The fight for freedom for humanity is still alive and necessary today.”

Long-time friend Harry Owens said he was a trade unionist and republican in a broad sense.

“The peace process filled him with pure joy and hope,” he said.

“We were mates, he was a very honest man, very scrupulous, he could be quiet for a long time but was always aware of what was happening.”

Julian Doyle said his father was a “smiling revolutionary” and that it was great to see everybody at the event. “He’s done his fight – maybe people will pick it up and make a better world,” he said.

You can go with pride. You are history. You are legend. You are the heroic example of the solidarity and the universality of democracy. - Dolores Ibarruri.

h/t Will.

2 Comments:

Blogger IceClass said...

Sláinte!

10:40 AM  
Blogger Kurt Langmann said...

Wot a luvely face. Thanks for the thought and respect for a real hero.

12:50 AM  

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