Mick Mohally was one of the good ones

Early in May our dear friend and comrade, Mick Mohally, passed away unexpectedly. Mick was a native of Ballyphehane but lived in Mahon, Cork city.

A working class man in every sense of the word; he toiled, he raised his family, and he saw around him a society which treated his likes as second class.

Mick was at the centre of many campaigns, including the blocking of meters and boycotting Irish Water bills.

He campaigned against homelessness and for housing rights, he was one of those who succeeded in having Cork City’s disgraceful Homeless Persons Unit closed down.

Bringing immediate improvement to many people’s lives, then, and into the future.

Mick took the issues so seriously that he spend six months travelling to/from Dublin to get qualified as an adviser on issues of Housing, Welfare and Employment Rights.

He worked as a volunteer out of Ionad an Phobail (Community Resource Centre) in Cork’s Douglas Street at the time.

His heart beat for the people, and the abuse and struggles they faced in life.

No task was too much for Mick, he canvassed homes, hung posters, carried banners and flags, he marched for change.

We miss Mick’s humour, and his laughs at the corrupt ways of what politics is today.

We will miss Mick at THE PEOPLE’S PAPER, he is another one of us lost.

Our sympathy goes to Mick’s family and his many, many friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh an anam uasal, agus go mairfidh a chuimhne i measc laochra Gael.