Sunday 21 January 2018

1913 recalled

• Next year will mark the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Dublin Lock-out. It occurred in a city with poverty comparable at the time to the modern-day Calcutta. Thousands suffered deprivation, isolation, sickness, and social and educational inequality.

When they stood up to demand some means of justice, they were isolated and starved by those in our society who exercised the controls over financial/commercial and civil society.

Many of the workers, most of them husbands and fathers, ended up on the Somme, never to return.

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