Alan Myler is interested in socialist politics since his teens and in his mid 40s he became politically active in his spare time, initially campaigning with the Irish Labour party during the 2009 local elections and then moving on to join the Worker's Party of Ireland in 2010. He is passionate about political education and is an avid reader in the areas of history, politics and current
affairs. His political inspiration comes from the Partito Comunista Italiano of the Palmiro Togliatti and Enrico Berlinguer years 1940s - 1980s. He is based in rural north Meath, Ireland.