Bronze bust of Irish statesman James Connolly by Arthur Dunn cast in 1986
Photo taken by Richard Doody in 2004
Connolly went to work for the Irish Transport and General Workers Union, eventually becoming its general secretary. He led the Irish Citizen Army during the Easter Rising in 1916. Wounded in the fighting at Dublin's General Post Office, Connolly was tied to a chair and executed by a British firing squad shortly thereafter.