Friday 19 April 2019

Death of Lockout girl to be marked

THE fatal shooting of a teenage girl in Dublin during the 1913 Lockout will be commemorated this weekend.

It will be one of the last events of the Dublin Lockout Centenary and will mark the death of Alicia Brady.

Alicia (16), from Luke Street in Dublin, died after being hit by a ricochet bullet from a revolver fired by a strike breaker.

She was mortally wounded in a confrontation with strike-breakers near her home involving women strikers and housewives in Mark Street.

The commemoration on Saturday at 2pm at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin marks exactly 100 years to the day the date of her funeral.

Alicia was a young worker in Jacob's Biscuits factory who was locked out with over 300 other women, members of the Irish Women Workers Union and over 600 men, members of the Irish Transport and General Workers Union.

The workforce were locked out of their workplace by their employer because of their stand in support of striking workers in William Martin Murphy's Dublin United Tramway Company.

Both unions are now part of the SIPTU union, whose General President, Jack O'Connor (above) will give the graveside oration.

Thousands attended her funeral a century ago on January 4 where orations were delivered by Jim Larkin and James Connolly.

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