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Open warfare in Dublin city

Open warfare in Dublin city

‘It was open war and as dangerous as a battlefield’, Inspector Campbell of the Dublin Metropolitan Police explained as the commission of inquiry into the conduct of the police at the strike disturbances in August and September opened in the Four Courts in Dublin. The principal incidents that...

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Bloody Sunday in Dublin

Bloody Sunday in Dublin

Dublin succumbed to heavy rioting for the second day in a row after police baton charged crowds gathered on Sackville Street. Already being described as ‘Bloody Sunday’, yesterday’s disturbances followed a series of violent clashes in and near the city the day before and they signal...

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Strike News - September 1st 1913: How the day unfolded

Strike News - September 1st 1913: How the day unfolded

Below is a real-time summary of the events in relation to the strike action in Dublin on the 1st September. 10am: It is reported that 40 men employed by the Port and Docks Board at the Custom House stores have been locked out for supporting the tram workers. 11am: The Irish...

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Police cleared of use of ‘unnecessary violence’ during Lockout

Police cleared of use of ‘unnecessary violence’ during Lockout

The report of the Commission of Inquiry into the disturbances that took place in Dublin during August and September last exonerates the police from the use of ‘unnecessary violence’. The report, written by two barristers - Denis Henry, K.C., and S.L. Brown, K.C. - goes...

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Lockout ends as more strikers return to work

Lockout ends as more strikers return to work

A ballot of 812 builders’ labourers has resulted in a decision to return to work under the terms offered by the Dublin Building Trades’ Employers’ Association. The men voted by 686 votes to 112 to return to work. They agreed to resign their membership of the Irish Transport and General...

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245 police injured during Lockout disturbances

245 police injured during Lockout disturbances

The Commission of Inquiry into the behaviour of the police during the Lockout was told today that 245 policemen were injured in the disturbances that took place between August and November. The commission also heard that while the disturbances were at their height, 101 people were imprisoned and a further 78 people were...

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Death of young girl shot during Dublin Lockout

Death of young girl shot during Dublin Lockout

Alice Brady, the 16-year-old Dublin girl who was shot in on Mark Street in Dublin’s south inner-city in December, has died in hospital. Ms. Brady was suffering from lockjaw caused by a bullet wound. A Dublin labourer, Patrick Traynor, has been charged with her murder and was remanded...

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My Lockout

My Lockout

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...

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Strikers urged to join new Citizen Army

Strikers urged to join new Citizen Army

A new body – the Irish Citizen Army – has been founded in Dublin.  The new army is recruiting from the ranks of the strikers engaged in the current Lockout in the city. At a public meeting outside Liberty Hall in Beresford Place in Dublin, James Connolly noted that...

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Real Life Lockout: Recordings of the Urban Folklore Project

Real Life Lockout: Recordings of the Urban Folklore Project

The Urban Folklore Project was conceived and managed by Séamus Ó Catháin, the archivist of the Department of Irish Folklore, University College Dublin, in the years 1979-1980. Unlike many other folklore projects in Ireland that focussed on collecting from mainly the Gaeltacht regions and rural areas,...

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‘Strike-breakers’ employed at Dublin Port

‘Strike-breakers’ employed at Dublin Port

More than 160 strike-breakers arrived by steamer from Liverpool last night, bringing the number now employed at Dublin Port to more than 200. The men will begin work today and their first task will be to discharge the cargo of the sixteen large grain steamers that are currently moored in the port....

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Lockout deadlock: some strikers return to work

Lockout deadlock: some strikers return to work

Reports from across Dublin suggest that a small number of striking workers have left the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union and returned to work. In the city centre some striking carters have resumed working, while work has also resumed at Messrs. Patterson’s match factory. In north...

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Lockout brings Dublin city centre to standstill

Lockout brings Dublin city centre to standstill

Businesses in Dublin city centre have reported a huge drop-off in trade as the Lockout enters its fourth week. It has gotten so bad that The Freeman’s Journal has labelled Dublin the 'idle city'. A sharp drop in sales across many businesses is linked to the number...

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Press dispute over the Lockout

Press dispute over the Lockout

William Martin Murphy, the leader of the employers’ federation, has been accused by Alderman J.C. McWalter of Dublin Corporation, of being ‘the immediate cause of the present labour unrest’ in Dublin. In a letter to today's Freeman’s Journal, Alderman McWalter said: &lsquo...

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