My own view of the Workers’ Party was no doubt coloured by having their man in Galway as my science teacher. I can attest that the candidate had a strong belief in independent study, and took a keen interest in current affairs, reading The Irish Times from cover to cover in class while telling us to get on with our work and leave him in peace.
A couple of years after completing this uneducation, I did a drawing of my science teacher’s party leader as part of a batch of 1987 election campaign caricatures for the Irish Independent. Due to events described earlier, it wasn’t published by them, and instead appeared later that year in In Dublin magazine, illustrating a detailed article by Derek Dunne on MacGiolla, the Workers’ Party, and the Official IRA. Click away:
The grand design work on these pages was of course by the one and only Syd Bluett.