100 years ago in 1912 James Connolly proposed a motion that the Irish Congress of Trade Unions should establish a political wing. The motion, supported by William O'Brien and James Larkin, was passed and led to the formation of the Labour Party.
This website aims to tell the story of Labour's first 100 years.
Great Prizes for Great Essays
To celebrate the foundation of the Labour Party and of the 1913 Lockout, Labour has launched a Schools Essay Competition.
No Workers’ Republic! Reflections on Labour and Ireland 1913-1967
Published: June 2009
Author: Barry Desmond