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    Is James Connolly an Overrated Icon of Irish History?

    Is James Connolly an Overrated Icon of Irish History?

    James Connolly is best known for his part in the 1913 Lockout and as one of the leaders of the Easter Rising.   He’s widely remembered as a martyr who gave his life for Irish freedom. From time to time on this programme, we put one of our iconic historical figures under the spotlight and ask if they deserve their status. Earlier in the year the late lamented Shane McThomais and Anne Matthews debated the relative merits of Countess Markievicz.  This week, it was the turn of James Connolly, one of the leaders of the early Irish Trade Union Movement, co-founder of the Irish ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0518/617510-the-history-show-sunday-18-may-2014/?clipid=1576742
    Episode 5 - Consequences. 1914-1916

    Episode 5 - Consequences. 1914-1916

    “There is not I think, it’s fair to say, a direct link between the Lockout of 1913 and the Rising of 1916, that would be a misreading of history.” says historian Diarmaid Ferriter. By mid 1914 Larkin is in the United States and with the outbreak of war Home Rule is parked. The bitter poverty of Dublin deepens and thousand of unemployed Irishmen enlist in the British Army, much to the horror of the Irish Citizen Army leader James Connolly. Many see 1913 as a precursor to 1916 but for Ferriter that is a rear mirror view of events. “Sometimes ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/citizens-lockout-1913-to-2013/programmes/2013/0907/472401-citizens-lockout-1913-to-2013-saturday-7-september-2013/?clipid=1303678
    Citizens: Lockout 1913-2013 - Episode 1

    Citizens: Lockout 1913-2013 - Episode 1

    In episode one Citizens:Lockout 1913-2013 historians and writers including Padraig Yeates, Diarmaid Ferriter, Emmet O'Connor, Francis Devine and Mary Daly trace the roots of the Lockout, depicting Dublin in 1900-1912 and the arrival of Larkinism in Ireland through the Belfast strike of 1907. Authors James Curry, Mark O’Brien and Felix Larkin give an insight into Murphy as a newspaper czar while Ciaran Wallace explores the significance of the empire in Irish identity. ‘There was no burning desire by the majority to break free,’ says Wallace ‘certainly the nationalist favoured Home Rule, but it wasn’t the British Empire, for many it ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/citizens-lockout-1913-to-2013/programmes/2013/0810/467483-citizens-lockout-1913-to-2013-saturday-10-august-2013/?clipid=1286474

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