Conscription & General Strike

Conscription & General Strike

A long read from Padraig Yeates on the ‘most successful demonstration of workers political power in the revolutionary decade’

Spring Tide of Nationalism

Spring Tide of Nationalism

Dr William Murphy examines how Ireland was lost in the 1918 conscription crisis

A poet among politicians

A poet among politicians

Ed Mulhall talks about George Russell's experience with the Irish Convention

Ireland's Lord Lieutenant

Ireland's Lord Lieutenant

Mark Duncan examines the decline and fall of the British Crown representative in Ireland

Gaelic League & the Rising

Gaelic League & the Rising

Brian Ó Conchubhair writes about the role the Gaelic League played in the 1916 Rising

Q & A: The First World War

Q & A: The First World War

Dr William Mulligan, UCD, explains the outbreak, conduct and consequences of the First World War

Issue 8: 2013-08-07
Photograph of Industrial unrest spreads as strike action hits factories and farms
A list of services provided by the Dublin United Tramways Company (DUTC) in the early 20th century. Workers and directors at the company are in conflict over pay increase demands and the right of the former to join the ITGWU. Photo: The Michael Corcoran Collection, The National Transport Museum

Industrial unrest spreads as strike action hits factories and farms

Coachbuilders, tram-workers and farm labourers all involved in organised disputes

By Century Ireland

Dublin, 14 August 1913 - A settlement of the six week Dublin coachbuilders strike has not resulted in the anticipated return to work.  A deal recently negotiated between the employers and...

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Century Ireland

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