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Irish Women in the Early Labour Movement

Many of the women involved in Inghinidhe na hÉireann (Daughters of Erin) were working class and in 1911 they began to organize themselves in the Irish Women Workers’ Union following a dispute at Jacob’s biscuit factory. Thousands were directly involved in the 1913 Lockout with ‘Big Jim’ and many joined the Irish Citizen Army under James Connolly, a well-known supporter of the Suffrage Movement.

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