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Newsletter Vol1 No1
Jim Larkin and World War I
A Talk by Dr. Emmet O'Connor

Newry City Library
Thursday 10 December 6:30 - 7:30

Newsletter Vol1 No1
Our lives should not be sweated:
Belfast Women Workers, 1910-1915
A talk by Theresa Moriarty

Linen Hall Library, Belfast
Saturday 12 December 1:30pm There will be tea/coffee on arrival.

Theresa will focus on Belfast trade union organiser Mary Galway, who was appointed General Secretary of the Irish Textile Operatives' Union in 1897.

Check out the second edition of our bi-annual newsletters:

Irish Labour History News October 2015 Volume 1 No 2

Newsletter Vol1 No2
Liberty Hall 1915
Labour in 1915
on the cusp of the Revolutionary Year

The 2015 ILHS Annual Conference took place on October 9th-11th at Liberty Hall, Dublin.

ILHS Conference 2015

CLUSKEY The Conscience of Labour edited by Dr. Jack McGinley,

was officially launched by Tánaiste Joan Burton TD, Leader of the Labour Party in Liberty Hall, Dublin on 1st July 2015. There is an audio recording of the launch at the link below.

Clusky book launch

Clusky book launch
1913 Lockout
A series of articles relating to the Lockout of 1913 in Dublin

The 26th of August 2013 marked the anniversary of the start of the 1913 Lockout and Strike. A chronology of events from this date in 1913 to December 1913 & January 1914 when the striking workers gradually began to return to work. The Lockout ended by degrees.

1913 Lockout

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