16 December 2013, RTÉ One, 9.35pm
Dublin 1913 was a divided city. For the poor, life in the worst slums in Northern Europe was a daily grind of toil and want, while the well-off lived in comfort and privilege. Social inequality sparked a bitter conflict between employers and the labour movement, led by Jim Larkin.
In the centenary year of the Dublin Lockout, a new documentary from the RTÉ TV Documentary Unit looks at the dispute from the perspective of families on both sides - tram drivers and tenement residents, employers and strike-breakers. Using family history, rare photographs and contemporary newspaper accounts, 'My Lockout' is a personal and revealing insight into the most infamous labour dispute in Irish history.