An excerpt from “Lockout” Movement 3, performed live at the Pepper Canister Church on Friday 16th of March 2018 as part of the Dublin St Patrick’s Festival. “The Asquith Inquiry” describes the inquiry in Dublin Castle held to mediate in the dispute between the ITGWU union and the Dublin employers, chaired by George Asquith
The album “Lockout” tells the story of the 1913 lockout, the struggle of Dublin workers against exploitative working conditions led by Jim Larkin and James Connolly’s ITGWU union. At its height over 100,000 Dubliners endured food scarcity, with employers refusing to follow government recommendations for a fair compromise. They successfully broke the strike, starving employees back to work, and refusing to reinstate those whose jobs were taken by ‘scab’ labour.