Overall winner James Curry, a PhD history student,answers a question from the audience at the THREESIS competition final at An Taibhdhearc Theatre in Galway. Looking on are finalists Dr Su-Ming Khoo, a lecturer in the School of Political Science and Sociology, NUIG, and Joanne Kennedy, a PhD student. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times.

Who won the newspaper cartoon war in 1913? What are “orphaned” public goods? These and other compelling questions were the focus of an unusual contes(...)

Sir, – Vincent Browne’s belated realisation (Opinion, December 4th) that William Martin Murphy was the real victor of 1913 is to be welcomed. So is hi(...)

Pianist Conor Linehan, director Jimmy Fay and choreographer Colin Dunne take a fresh look at the 1913 Lockout in a new production at the Abbey Theatre. Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s easy to be sentimental – or cynical – about such concepts as solidarity and brotherhood. It’s not so easy to bring them to life. The Abbey Theatr(...)

It was William Martin Murphy who emerged as the real victor of the revolutionary Ireland of 100 years ago. Not Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, James L(...)

Michael Mallin and Countess Markievicz being arrested in 1916. Photograph: National Museum of Ireland

Commemoration works best when it thinks afresh rather than reproducing established memories and narratives. This year’s recollections of the 1913 Dubl(...)

Dublin Metropolitan Police, dockers and Jacob’s factory workers in a re-enactment of events at the State commemoration of the 1913 Lockout on O’Connell Street, Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Dara MacConaill

Exactly 100 years after Jim Larkin addressed supporters from the balcony of Dublin’s Imperial Hotel, a new generation gathered to hear him speak again(...)

Newspaper coverage of the Lockout, its key players and events was deeply polarised, with many titles having vested interests in either side. Individua(...)

WB Yeats: The immediate occasion for his poem September 1913 was not, as is often thought, the Dublin Lockout, but Dublin Corporation’s reluctance and eventual refusal to house a collection of paintings belonging to Hugh Lane. Photograph: George C Beresford/Getty Images

If a Dubliner happened to buy some fish and chips in early September 1913, he might have discovered on his newspaper wrapping the words “Romantic Irel(...)

The Jim Larkin statue on O’Connell Street, Dublin (sculptor Oisin Kelly). Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times
The meaning of the Lockout

Striking conductors and drivers pinned the Red Hand badge of the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union on their lapels and abandoned their vehicl(...)

Locked out: crowds of workers waiting for Jim Larkin in Dublin. Photograph: Hulton Archive

Monday is the centenary of the beginning of the Dublin Lockout, when employers in the city sought to destroy the Irish Transport and General Workers’ (...)