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.

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Essay Competition

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.

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Centenary Videos

Books on Labour

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Digital Revolutionaries