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Jim Larkin

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This newsreel shows a large gathering of people in front of the Irish Transport and General Workers Union building (Liberty Hall). They are joined by Jim Larkin, founder of the Irish Labour Party, ITGWU and the Workers Union of Ireland. This was most likely taken during the Lockout period of 1913 as we see shots […]

Derry Election Day

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This short Topical Budget newsreel documents the by-election that took place on January 30th 1913. Nationalist David C.Hogg defeated his Unionist rival Colonel Pakenham by 2699 votes to 2642. This win was a major blow to the Unionists as it meant that the Nationalists held a majority of one seat in the 9 county province […]