Welcome to Irish Photo Archive where Irish historical images and documents have been made available for you to purchase online.

We sell historical, archived images from every day Irish life as well as significant events in the country’s history.

From an archive of over 3.5 million images you can see the many significant characters that visited Ireland over the years. Have a look and enjoy!

Friday, 19 April 2013

Jim Larkin

The Fine Gael-Labour coalition government is facing a major challenge from the Irish trade union movement which has voted to reject Croke Park 2. The rejection by the unions acquires symbolic oomph in a year that sees Dublin City Council organizing a series of events to mark the centenary of the Great Dublin Lockout.

In 1913 union militancy reached new heights as William Martin Murphy tired to force wages down and force workers to break with the union movement.

One of the iconic figures of the union movement during the lock out was  Big Jim Larkin. There must be a certain sense of irony at play in the minds of the leadership of the current Labour Party leadership which in Murphy style is trying to force down wages of workers, many of whom are members of the trade union movement.

Eamonn Gilmore and Pat Rabbitte in 1987 at a statue erected in honor of Jim Larkin

Purchase framed photographs @ Irish Photo Archive