Joe Deasy – Labour in the 1930s; Impressions of ‘Big’ Jim Larkin in the 1940s

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Clip of an interview with veteran Irish socialist, Joe Deasy, which took place in Mr. Deasy’s home in Crumlin in November 2009.

The interviewer is Mick O’Reilly.

Joe Deasy talks about his earliest political memories, his move towards socialism in the 1940s, and his encounters with ‘Big’ Jim Larkin on the council of Dublin Corporation.

For more on Joe Deasy, here’s a clip of him talking about the Inchicore Co-Op in the 1950s ; some background on his life ; and an extract from a recent publication on the life of Joe Deasy.