SBP Editorial: Strikers of 2016 have nothing in common with Jim Larkin

25th September, 2016

On August 26, 1913, Dublin tram drivers and conductors abandoned their vehicles and went on strike. William Martin Murphy, the wealthy industrialist who owned the tram company, brought in scab workers to replace them.

What followed was one of the most profound and long-lasting industrial disputes in Irish history. In all, more than 400 businesses and nearly 20,000 workers were affected, and on August 31, two men were killed and around 500 were injured when the police baton-charged protesters.

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