Dublin Lockout 26 August 1913 to 18 January 1914

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James Larkin formed  the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union (ITGWU) in 1909. It was the first Irish trade union to cater for skilled and unskilled workers.

 

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In 1911 James Connolly was appointed the ITGWU Belfast organiser.

 

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In 1912 Larkin and Connolly formed the Irish Labour Party.

 

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The Dublin Lockout was an ITGWU strike between about 20,000 workers and 300 employers in Dublin from 1913 to 1914 to get better conditions for workers.

 

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James Larkin was arrested at the start of the strike for making an illegal speech from the balcony of the Imperial Hotel, now part of Clery’s on O’Connell St.

 

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The Irish Citizen Army rose out of the great strike.

 

By Nicole and Lorna

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