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My Lockout

My Lockout

16 December 2013, RTÉ One, 9.35pm

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 centenary year of the Dublin Lockout, a new documentary from the RTÉ TV Documentary Unit looks at the dispute from the perspective of families on both sides - tram drivers and tenement residents, employers and strike-breakers. Using family history, rare photographs and contemporary newspaper accounts, 'My Lockout' is a personal and revealing insight into the most infamous labour dispute in Irish history.


Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.