Obituary for Jimmy Steele, published in Republican News, August 1970
This is the obituary published for Jimmy Steele on the front page of Republican News in August 1970 (Vol 1, No 3). The text is reproduced as written below.
DEATH OF SEAMUS STEELE
A life-long, staunch and ardent Irish Republican
In the sudden death of Seamus Steele, R.I.P., Ireland has lost a loving soul and a stalwart defender of her right to freedom and national sovereignty. “Jimmy” as he was affectionately called by his friends and comrades, gave unsparingly of his time and talents in organising, educating and training those who like himself were pledged to continue the fight until Ireland was free and the Republic of Tone, Emmet, Mitchell, Pearse and McKelvey became an established fact in a Nation where all her children would be treated equally and the common bond of “Irishmen” would erase the age old British inspired divisions amongst the people.
He trod the hard road of…
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