How the church put itself before needs of starving children in 1913
Published 26/08/2013 | 17:00
APLAN to evacuate famished children from tenements and send them to homes with food on the table was wrong. But starving their parents into submission during the Dublin Lockout was not wrong.
Labourers protesting against a harsh working environment, casualisation and subsistence rate pay was wrong. But an indifferent Establishment keeping them in squalid conditions was not wrong.
Workers' rallies were wrong. But unleashing the Dublin Metropolitan Police to baton-charge strikers, or torturing a union official to death in a police cell, was not wrong.