In memory Brian Moore – ‘Cormac’

Socialist Action express sadness at the death of Brian Moore ‘Cormac’

Socialist Action was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Brian Moore, the political cartoonist known as ‘Cormac’, who died on Saturday night (12th March). Brian was well known by his sharp and insightful cartoons ‘Notes by Cormac’ which appeared in Republican News and An Phoblacht.

Brian was also a regular contributor to Socialist Action weekly newspaper throughout the 1980s and to its predecessor, Socialist Challenge in the 1970s. His cartoons in Socialist Action – ‘A Piece of the Action’ – showed his incisive, hilarious and sometimes surreal take on many political issues during that period. They revealed his socialist, republican and internationalist view of the world.
His support for freedom in Ireland, and the peace process, will be remembered. For many, his weekly insights and brilliant artwork were often turned to first in the pages of those publications he produced his work for, and he will be sadly missed.

We extend our deep condolences to his family and friends and in particular to his partner Maire and their son Cormac, to Maire’s son Conor and Brian’s brothers Gerry and Danny and his sister Maura, and his family circle and friends.

A tribute to Brian in Republican News:

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD, said:

“Brian will be best known to most republicans as the irrepressible and politically perceptive cartoonist Cormac who for many years was a regular feature in Republican News and then in An Phoblacht/Republican News after the papers merged.

His weekly contribution to the paper touched on the big issues of the time: the war, repression, sectarianism, collusion and much more. His cartoons lampooned the British Army and RUC, the British Government and media. If he witnessed injustice he turned his satirist’s pen loose.

His death is a huge loss for his family but also to the wider republican community.

Go ndeanfaidh Dia trocaire air.”