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Revolutionary Workers

Thursday 16 June 2022, 8 pm

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Revolutionary Workers is the second of a three-part series of online talks on Laois and Ireland in revolution. The talk features Terry Dunne, Laois Historian-in-Residence and Francis Devine, labour historian.

Terry Dunne will talk on his chapter in ‘Bread not profits: provincial working-class politics during the Irish Revolution‘, a new collection of essays on the labour movement. The chapter looks at the Portarlington Sawmills Lockout of 1918 and the Clonaslee Farm Strike of 1922.

Francis Devine, author of ‘Organising history: a centenary of SIPTU, 1909-2009’, and editor of ‘Bread not profits’, will discuss how the Laois experience fits into the national pattern.

This event will take place on the anniversary of the first election in the Irish Free State, in which William Davin, of the Railway Clerks’ Association, won 46.54% of the votes in the Laois-Offaly constituency.