Dublin 1913 Lock-out Centenary

Padraig Yeates is an acknowledged authority on the history of the 1913 Dublin Lockout, a major industrial dispute which pitted Dublin's employers led by William Martin Murphy against more than 20,000 workers, led by Big Jim Larkin, who were sacked for their membership of the Irish Transport and General Workers Union (ITG&WU). 1913 can be … Continue reading Dublin 1913 Lock-out Centenary

The Cork Lockout of 1909

The Cork Strike and Lockout. Cork Historian Luke Dineen will give an account of a little remembered dispute in Cork in 1909, which had an influence on the later Dublin Lockout of 1913. Luke will speak at the Firkin Crane on Wednesday 31st July at 2pm. On Thursday June 10th 1909 some coal porters affiliated … Continue reading The Cork Lockout of 1909

The “Spirit of Mother Jones” Festival 2013

The Cork Mother Jones Committee is delighted to announce the holding of the 2013 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival in Shandon from Tuesday 30th July to Thursday 1st August 2013. This international “Shandon Summer School” event will see speakers from Ireland joined by participants from both the United Kingdom and the United States, who will … Continue reading The “Spirit of Mother Jones” Festival 2013