We were very sorry to hear of the recent death of Rayner Lysaght (D. R. O’Connor Lysaght), Marxist political activist and historian, who has been a significant contributor to the Irish Left over the course of decades.
Rayner was involved in Irish Trotskyism since the 1960s, through the Fourth International organisations, Revolutionary Marxist Group, Peoples Democracy and Socialist Democracy. He wrote extensively on Left politics and Irish history, and was a long-term contributor to the Irish Labour History Society.
We are grateful to Rayner for his contribution to discussion on the CLR, and glad to have had the pleasure of meeting him in recent years.
Our sympathy to his family, friends and comrades.