|Date||Monday, 26 August 1913|
Dublin ‘Lockout’ begins:
The Great Lockout of 1913 by Joseph E.A. Connell Jr
James Larkin arrived in Ireland in 1907 to begin his union organising work. The first members were enrolled on 20 January 1909 in the new Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union (ITGWU). By 1911 the ITGWU had about 4,000 paid-up members, but this number had doubled by the end of 1912 and had increased to 10,000 by the middle of 1913.