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’ (...)

William Martin Murphy: didn’t play golf

Last night a small plaque was due to be unveiled to one of this country’s most forward-thinking and successful entrepreneurs; a nationalist patriot, a(...)

Minoister for  Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin:  “precipitous attack against the organising of unskilled labour”

The 1913 Dublin Lockout was a critical event in the shaping of the State even though it is often overshadowed by nationalist milestones in Irish hist(...)

Joe Higgins said in the months that followed the 1913 Lockout the employers with great cruelty literally attempted to starve the working class of Dublin, in their determination to smash effective trade unionism.

The Government is introducing the reform and modernisation that is needed to balance workers’ rights with the need to create a competitive environment(...)

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