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Dublin Lockout 1913

Postby Jd66 on Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:52 pm

An article and interview Dublin on the eve of the Lockout of 1913, the biggest and most bitter strike in Irish history.

It's based on an audio interview with Padraig Yeates, which can be heard here. http://www.theirishstory.com/2010/06/02/dublin-in-1913/

Among the interesting things he has to say, Dublin had a significant sectarian divide at the turn of the 20th century, it hadn't experienced real economic growth in generations and when wages fell, people in the city got on the boat to Liverpool and Manchester.

The Second einterview, posted shortly, will be about the strike itself.
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Re: Dublin Lockout 1913

Postby Jd66 on Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:16 pm

Part II here is now up here; http://www.theirishstory.com/2010/06/07 ... t-of-1913/ Based on interviews with author Padraig Yeates.

On the course of the strike, why the Catholic Church opposed the strikers and why the Citizen Army, a workers militia ended up fighting in the Easter Rising of 1916 and teh historical significance of the dispute.
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