Republican Plot: James Larkin

(1876 - 1947) Irish Trade Union Leader & Socialist Activist.

Republican Plot: James Larkin
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Republican Plot: James Larkin in (1876 - 1947) Irish Trade Union Leader & Socialist Activist..

Born in Liverpool. in 1876, of Irish parents although, he and his family later moved to live in a small cottage in Burren, southern County Down.

Growing up in poverty, he had little formal education and began working in a variety of jobs while still a child before becoming a full-time trade union organiser in 1905.

He moved to Ireland in 1907, where he founded the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union, the Irish Labour Party, and later the Workers' Union of Ireland.

Perhaps best known for his role in the 1913 Dublin Lockout, "Big Jim" continues to occupy a significant place in the collective memory of Dublin.

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