Dublin: 100 Years of Liberty Hall


A seminar to mark the centenary of the foundation of the ITGWU
Saturday 31 October
Liberty Hall, Dublin 1
10am Siptu: the first hundred years, an overview
Padraig Yeates (author, Lockout, Dublin 1913)

11.15am The Pioneers: Big Jim Larkin, William O’Brien and Jim Larkin Junior
Emmet O’Connor (author A Labour history of Ireland, 1824-1960 and James Larkin)
Brendan Byrne (President, Irish Labour Histoyr Society)
D.R. O’Connor Lysaght (author, Story of the Limerick Soviet)
Manus O’Riordan (Young Jim Larkin and the modernisation of Ireland)

12.45pm Women in the Union
Mary Clancy (Women’s Studies Centre, NUI Galway)
Theresa Moriarty (author Work in Progress, episodes from the history of Irish women’s trade unionism)
Mags O’Brien (Siptu College)

2.30pm Voices of Experience
John Dwan, Brendan O’Neill, George Hunter, Denis Carr, Jimmy Cullen.

4pm After the Emergency: the ITGWU & the WUI in the 1950s
Barry Desmond (No workers’ republic)

4.45pm The Union and the Labour Party
Niamh Puirséil (author The Irish Labour Party, 1922-73)

5.30pm Liberty Hall in Irish History
Diarmaid Ferriter (author, The Transformation of Ireland, Juding Dev and Occasions of Sin. Sex and society in Modern Ireland )