imageOn 11 September 2013 The Irish Times published the fourth in its series of ‘Century’ special supplements, with the support of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The supplement was entitled Locked out: The story of the 1913 Dublin Lockout. As Patrick Smyth noted in his introduction, the supplement, written by a range of experts and with a contribution from President Michael D. Higgins, ‘is an attempt to recall the Lockout in all its complexity, as both what journalist Padraig Yeates has called “a far shabbier, bloodier and more mundane affair than the myth allows”, but also, firstly, as the brave coming of age of the Irish labour movement, a vita, distinct ingredient in the huge social earthquakes of that decade which would lay the basis for the transformation of modern Ireland’.

 

To read Locked out online, click here.

 

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