The 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.
Podcasts from the conference:
- Mr Padraig Yeates: 1913 – Did the wrong side win?
- Professor Ralph Darlington: The Dublin Lock-Out in Context
- Ms Frances O’Grady: Solidarity in the age of austerity
- Dr Jacinta Prunty: The Dublin tenement as a window on the Dublin poor in 1913
- Dr Fearghal McGarry: Helena Malony: a revolutionary life
- Professor Karen Hunt: The many stories of Dora Montefiore and the Dublin Lockout
- Mr Paul Maher: Perceptions of the police during the decade of revolution
- Dr Emmet O’Connor: Larkinism and the Lockout
- Mr John Gray: Belfast – Brave beginnings and a carnival of reaction
- Dr John Cunningham: Larkin and the Lockout
- Dr Andy Bielenberg: William Martin Murphy and the Lockout
- Ms Catriona Crowe, Head of Special Projects, National Archives of Ireland