School Resource 'Labour, Gender and class in the Struggle for Irish Independence 1917-1923' launched today

8 Nov 2019

Irish Independence 1917 - 1923

The ''Labour, Gender and Class in the Struggle for Irish Independence 1917-1923' School Resource was launched today.  This resource aims to promote open discussion and debate among students about how people lived a hundred years ago, how the trade union movement sought to advance their interests, not just in the workplace but in areas such as health, social welfare, childcare, women's rights, and in local and national politics.

The material provides students with study materials and records of the experience of working people who lived through events of the revolution, why and how they organised, and their influence on the course of the revolution.

This resource is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions,  INTO, ASTI, TUI, FORSA and SIPTU.