Citizens Lockout 1913 to 2013 Saturday 24 August 2013
Episode 3 - Conflict
‘Larkin’s agenda was that he wanted to organise employees, to grow his union. But Murphy wanted to destroy Larkin. It became about Murphy and Larkin’, historian Emmet O’ Connor says about the motivation of the two sides in Lockout 1913. But while the events triggered by August 26th, and the six month worker Lockout, are symbolized by the two men it represents a class war with some 200,000 workers on one side and 300 employers on the other. In this episode we unravel the events that spark the Lockout, the forces driving both sides, and re-enact the one meeting and exchange between Larkin and Murphy in the Askwith Inquiry. Actor Barry McGovern takes the voice of Murphy while playwright Peter Sheridan gives life to Larkin.