A Century of Workers Struggle 1913-2013

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A Century of Workers Struggle 1913-2013

Time: March 2, 2013 all day
Location: Liberty Hall
Event Type: history
Organized By: senator David Cullinane
Latest Activity: Feb 19, 2013

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March 2nd: A Century of Workers Struggle 1913-2013, Liberty Hall, hosted by senator David Cullinane, Sinn Fein Workers Rights Spokesperson. Speakers include, Gerry Adams TD, John Douglas, Vice President ICTU, Brian Hanley, historian, Jack O’Connor, SIPTU, Jimmy Kelly, Unite, Peter Bunting NICTU, Brian Forbes, Mandate, Siobhan O’Donogue, MRCI, Conor McCabe, Historian and others March 2nd: Dublin General Strike  and Lockout 1913 - The London Socialist Historians Group is holding an afternoon event at the centre of UK research history, the Institute of Historical Research in London, to both recall the Lock-Out one hundred years on and to review the current state of historical research on it. The event will begin at Midday. Areas covered may include the role of James Larkin and James Connolly in the Lock-Out; the importance and impact of the ideas of revolutionary syndicalism; The formation of the Irish TGWU and the Irish Labour Party; Links between socialists in Ireland and the UK and the role of the British TUC; The successful organisation of impoverished and unskilled Dublin workers in trade unions; The short and longer term impacts of the end of the Lock-Out. Speakers include: Professor John Newsinger,Terry Ward and Terry McCarthy. For more information contact Keith Flett at Keith1917@btinternet.com. March 8th: International Women’s Day: Commemorative Plaque to the Irish Women Workers’ Union by Sculptor Jackie McKenna to be unveiled at Liberty Hall, 6pm.  March 8th: 1913-2013 Celebrating the Involvement of Women in the Lockout. Speakers include James Curry on Delia Larkin and Lynn Ni Bhaoigheallain on Women’s Journey 1913-2013, plus A scene from ‘The Risen People’ directed by Peter Sheridan and music by Niamh Parsons and Graham Dunne in The President’s Room, The Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin, at 7.30pm March 8th-9th: ‘The British Labour Party and Twentieth Century Ireland’, Speakers include Dr Kevin McNamara, Joan Allen Gearoid O Tuaghaidh, Emmet O’Connor, Henry Patterson and Steven Howe, Moore Institute, NUI Galway and Harbour Hotel March 9th   Irish Women Workers Union and the Lockout Conference. Venue: Liberty Hall Session 1   Prominent Personalities of the IWWU (9.00-9.30) Registration (9.30-11.00)Opening Remarks Jack McGinley, SIPTU NEC MEMBER

  • Helena Molony – Nell Regan, Author and Poet
  • Louie Bennett – Rosemary Cullen-Owens, UCD Women’s Education, Research and Resoirce Centre
  • Delia Larkin – James Curry, Author/Postgraduate student NUIG

Chair: Suzanna Griffin 11.00-11.30 Tea/Coffee Session 2   Events of the Time (11.30-13.00)

  • Irish Women Workers Union: The Early Years 1911-1915 – Theresa Moriarty: Author of 1100 Years of Women’s Struggle: The Origins and Evolution of March 8th as International Women’s Day
  • The IWWU: The 1920s – Mary McAuliffe, Teaching and Research Fellow UCD/President of the Women’s History Association of Ireland
  •  The IWWU: The Cultural Dimension – Leann Lane. Head of Irish Studies, Mater Dei Institute
  •  The Jacobs Women – Brendan Byrne, President Irish Labour History Society
  • Chair: Helen Murphy

Session 3(After Lunch)(14.00 to 15.30) Hedge School: Mary Jones; Padraig Yeates; Francis Devine; Theresa Moriarty; Mary McAuliffe; Rosemary Cullen Owens Chair: Tommy Graham (History Ireland) Session 4  Modern Times and the Role of Women in Trade Unions Speakers: SIPTU General Officer 16.50 Close of Conference 17.00 Launch of Mary Cullen’s book. ’Telling It Our Way: essays in gender history’. Publisher, Arlen House  

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