Violence in Dublin following ITGWU march

Published: 21 September 1913

A number of arrests have been made in the area of Lombard Street and Westland Row following disturbances earlier. A parade by members of the ITGWU had been blocked by police as it passed the street and violence ensued. 

Police, fearing a trap had been laid for them, baton-charged the crowd and, in one case, drew their revolvers in an attempt to control the crowd which was trying to prevent one of their number from being taken into custody.

Several persons were injured, included some innocent bystanders and policemen, one of whom was reported to have fallen from his horse. All of the injured were conveyed to hospital.

Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.