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    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 ...

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    Episode 4 - Defeat- January 1914

    Episode 4 - Defeat- January 1914

    By the end of January 1914 the Lockout ended with a decisive and crushing victory for the employers. Many leave Dublin to seek work in English cities and the striking girls and women from Jacobs are worst off. Most do not get work again and those that do are not allowed back until April. “And for women to walk down the quays in cold, miserable weather, without adequate clothes, to collect the parcel of food, was degrading... They lost their belongings, and they pawned everything they had. Many ended up losing their homes because they were evicted.” Ann Matthews Actor ...

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