Cora White, unacknowledged Communist leader
Who knew that a young woman from Suffolk - an old girl of Ipswich High School for Girls, no less - became the leader of the Communist Party of Ireland in the early 1920s? Irish journalist, Mike Milotte, asked me to research the Suffolk end of Cora White's story while he dealt with the complicated politics between Dublin, London and Moscow at the time. Paul and I spent a great few weeks on this. Mike's article on her has been published in Saothar, the journal of the Irish Labour History Society, vol 48, 2023.
And here's the link to his related article published last year in the Irish Times about a workers' take-over of the Dublin Rotunda in January 1922: