Reflecting on a decade of War and Revolution in Ireland 1912-1923:

The Cause of Labour

Conference Year: 2013
Conference Location: Liberty Hall, Dublin

President Higgins keynote speaker Universities IrelandThe President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, was the keynote speaker at the second in the series of all-island 1912-1923 conferences organised by Universities Ireland in Dublin’s Liberty Hall on 15th June.

The conference was entitled ‘1912-1923: Reflecting on a decade of War and Revolution – The Cause of Labour’ and was attended by 150 people.

Among the other speakers and session chairs were the General Secretary of the TUC, Frances O’Grady; Professor Ralph Darlington of the University of Salford; Professor Karen Hunt of Keele University; the author of Lockout:Dublin 1913, Padraig Yeates; the General Secretary of the ICTU, David Begg; and the general president of SIPTU, Jack O’Connor.

 

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15/06/2014
10.10am

Official Opening and introduction by Dr Michael Murphy, President, University College Cork and chair, Universities Ireland.

15/06/2014
10.25am

Keynote address: President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins: The Lockout of 1913 and the Response.

15/06/2014
11.35am

Mr Padraig Yeates: 1913 – Did the wrong side win?

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15/06/2014
12.05am

Professor Ralph Darlington, Professor of Employment Relations, University of Salford: The Dublin Lock-Out in Context: International Labour Unrest and the Syndicalist Challenge

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15/06/2014
2.00pm

Ms Frances O’Grady, General Secretary, Trades Union Congress: Solidarity in the age of austerity – lessons from 1913 in building unions for the 21st century.

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15/06/2014
2.30pm

First Panel Session: Social conditions, gender and class.

Dr Jacinta Prunty, NUI Maynooth: The Dublin tebement as a window on the situation of the Dublin poor in 1913.

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15/06/2014
2.30pm

First Panel Session: Social conditions, gender and class.

Dr Fearghal McGarry, Queen’s University Belfast: Helena Molony: a revolutionary life.

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15/06/2014
2.30pm

First Panel Session: Social conditions, gender and class.

Professor Karen Hunt, Keele University: The many stories of Dora Montefiore and the Dublin Lockout.

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15/06/2014
2.30pm

First Panel Session: Social conditions, gender and class.

Mr Paul Maher: Perceptions of the police during the decase of revolution.

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15/06/2014
3.30pm

Second Panel Session: Birth of the Irish trade union movement

Dr Emmet O’Connor, University of Ulster: Larkinism and the Lockout

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15/06/2014
3.30pm

Second Panel Session: Birth of the Irish trade union movement

Mr John Gray: Belfast – Brave beginnings and a carnival of reaction

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15/06/2014
3.30pm

Second Panel Session: Birth of the Irish trade union movement

Dr John Cunningham, NUI Galway: Larkin and the Lockout: western connections and perspectives

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15/06/2014
3.30pm

Second Panel Session: Birth of the Irish trade union movement

Dr Andy Bielenberg, University College Cork: William Martin Murphy and the Lockout

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15/06/2014
4.30pm

Chair: Ms Catriona Crowe, Head of Special Projects, National Archives of Ireland

Plenary discussion with afternoon speakers, followed by closing remarks from Professor Diarmaid Ferriter, University College Dublin.

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