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Saothar 43
including
Mary Jones The 1841 Children's Employment Commission Ireland: the employment of children in mines and manufactories;
Leah Dowdall 'A tantrum in a teacup': Women in the Irish working-class movement, 1890-1916;
Mike Mecham William Walker: social activist and Belfast labourist;
Padraig Yeates 'Have you all gone mad' - the 1918 General Strike against Conscription;
Helga Woggon Winifred Carney in the 1918 Elections: Her Stand for Women, James Connolly & the Workers' Republic;
Denis Murphy Ardmore Studios, film workers and the Irish State: creative labour in the 'Decade of Upheaval';
John Newsinger 'To fling defiance into the teeth of the Master Class': The International Socialist Review, 'Larkinism' and the Dublin Lockout;
Ray McLoughlin Children working on Lamb Bros. Fruit Farms in the 1960s and 1970s;
Francis Devine 'If that is not murder, then what is murder?' A Note on Irish Labour and the Titanic ;
Tony Brown Labour Lives: Brendan Corish (1918-1990) Ambition to Serve;
Francis Devine Sources Study: William Norton and the Civil Service Reference Book and Post office Reference Book;
James Curry Labour Classic Revisited: R.M. Fox, Rebel Irishwomen (1935, 1967);
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Saothar 42
including
Peter Murray John McAteer and Marshall Plan technical assistance;
Fionnuala Walsh 'We work with shells all day and night': Irish female munitions workers during the First World War;
Luke Dineen The Cork Harbour Soviet of 1921;
Kieran McNulty Working-Class Radicalism in Co Kerry 1914-22;
Ruairí Gallagher 'Smash every Cross-Channel union': Inter-trade union rivalry in Watt's Distilleries Derry, 1920-21;
Elaine Sugrue Women and Irish trade unionism - a case study: the Irish Drapers' Assistants' Association, 1901-20;
Andy Cook'Nature's Own Moderate': Vivian Simpson and the Northern Ireland Labour Party 1958-72;
Brian Hanley 'We mourn our brothers ...': Workers respond to Bloody Sunday and the conflict in Northern Ireland 1969-72;
Andrew Newby Labour Lives, no. 19: Edward McHugh (1853-19 15);
Peter Rigney Document Analysis - The Dock Strike 1923;
Emmet O'Connor Essay: "Hail Russia!" Labour and the Bolshevik Revolution;
Martin Maguire Sources in the ILHS Archives: The Labour Gazette;
Conor McCabe Labour Classic Revisited: Dunsmore Clarkson, Labour and Nationalism (1925);
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Saothar 41
including
Michael D. Higgins A Celebration of James Connolly & the Irish Citizens Army;
Róisín Higgins The 'Incorruptible Inheritors of 1916': The Battle for Ownership of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Easter Rising;
Seán Byers Belfast Trades Council, the Easter Rising & the Trade Union Politics of Commemoration, 1916-1966;
Eve Morrison Class, Gender & Occupation Among the Bureau of Military History Witnesses & Ernie O'Malley Interviewees Who Were 'Out' in 1916;
Mary McAuliffe From Inghinidhe na héireann to the Irish Citizen Army: Women, Radical Politics & the 1916 Rising;
Kate O'Malley 'Thrilled by the Irish Rising ... and the Irish Story Ever Since': Indian Nationalist Reactions to the Easter Rising;
Bruce Nelson 'The Greatest Epic of Modern History': Caribbean Radicals and the Irish Revolution;
Dónal Fallon Joseph Connolly (1893-1956): Firefighter & ICA Fighter;
John Dorney The Rabble & the Republic;
Pádraig Yeates Who Were Dublin's looters in 1916?' Crime & Society in Dublin During the Great War;
Stefan Berger & Stefan Braun International Socialist Responses to the Easter Rising in Ireland in 1916 (Essay);
Adrian Grant C.D. Greaves, The Life & Times of James Connolly (Labour Classic);
Conor McNamara An Introduction to Manuscript Sources on the Irish Citizen Army (sources);
Edmund Penrose Objects in the ILHS Archives & Museum: Records & Uniforms of the Irish Citizen Army (sources);
Cécile Gordon The Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection: Evidence of a Revolution Through Ordinary Voices (sources);
Francis Devine 'A Great & Trusted Custodian of Confidences' Betrayed? Winifred Carney's Military Service Pension Application (sources);
Peter Rigney The Rising & Railway Workers (sources);
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1913 Lockout


1913 - 2013 Lockout Centenary
As the year of the centenary of the 1913 Lockout has come to an end; we have created a dedicated section comprising of relevant items of interest. This section consists of articles published by the Irish Labour History Society since its founding. Items from other sources have, and will be added over the coming months so remember to visit our site regularly.

26th August 1913.
The 26th of August 2013, marks the anniversary of the start of the 1913 Lockout and Strike
Tram workers deserted their vehicles in protest when William Martin Murphy forbade employees of his Dublin United Tramways Company to be members of Larkin's Irish Transport and General Workers Union (ITGWU).


Chronology of Events 1913 Lockout and Strike. A chronology of events from the 26th of August 1913 to January 1914 when the striking workers gradually began to return to work. The Lockout ended by degrees.

The Dublin 1913 Lockout Article by Padraig Yeats, (Reprinted from "History Ireland" Summer, 2001).

The Church Street Disaster, September, 1913. Article by Chris Corlett, (Reprinted from "History Ireland" March/April, 2009).

The Dublin Strike: A Speech by "AE; George W. Russell Article: A Speech by "AE": George W. Russell. Delivered in the Royal Albert Hall Nov. 1st, 1913.

Nineteen Thirteen Its Significance. Article by William O'Brien, Secretary, Dublin Lock-out Committee, 1913. (Reprinted from "An Dion" December 1934).

1913 Jim Larkin and the British Labour Movement. Article by Bill Moran.

Larkin and the Strikes of 1913: Their place in British History. Article by Kenneth D. Brown. From Saothar, Vol. 9. pp.89-99.

The Devil it was who sent Larkin to Dublin: The Liberator, Larkinism and The Dublin Lockout of 1913. Article by john Newsinger. From Saothar, Vol.18. pp.101-106 (Title first quoted in Liberator 18th October 1913)

1913 The Dublin Lock-out 1913: The Response of British Labour Article by Jimmy Sweeney. From Saothar, Vol. 6. pp. 104-108.

William Martin Murphy and the origins of the 1913 Lockout. Article by Dermot Keogh.

Jacob's women during the 1913 Lockout. Article by Patricia McCaffery

1913 Lockout A militant among the Magdalens. Article by Peter Murray

Labour Day 1891 Article from The Freemans' Journal - 4th May 1891



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