'Lockout Reflections' is a collection of stories, readings and songs commemorating the centenary of the 1913 Lockout.
This excerpt from the programme opens with Catriona Crowe's description of the overcrowded, unsanitary slum living conditions on Dublin's Henrietta Street.
Once the most desired residential street in Dublin, is now overflowing with poverty.
835 people live in 15 houses. At number 10, the Sisters of Charity run a laundry with over 50 single women, and the other houses on the street are filled with families.
One of the big killers back then as well was the wallpaper. People put wallpaper on top of wallpaper on top of wallpaper and this became a breeding ground for germs. Just making the house look pretty was actually killing these people.
The Lockout was part of a bigger picture of social divide in Dublin where
The boss was rich and the poor were slaves.
The Lockout began on the 26 August 1913 as the result of a clash between trade unionist Jim Larkin and leader of the employers William Martin Murphy. Murphy removed any workers who refused to leave Larkin's Union and a dispute went on for several months involving thousands of Dubliners. Murphy viewed Larkin's Union as a socialist movement which threatened the values that he held. More than just an ordinary worker-employer dispute, Murphy's objective was to stamp out Larkinism.
Contributors to the programme include Catriona Crowe, Shane MacThomais, Donal Fallon, Niamh Puirseil, Ann Matthews, Des Geraghty, Conor Mulvagh, Paul Rouse, Padraig Yeates and Francy Devine, with readings by David Herlihy and Gerry McArdle.
'Lockout Reflections' marking 100 years since the Lockout was first broadcast on 30 December 2013.