Irish Worker, The

Fnd. Jim Larkin, May 1911; contribs. Larkin, William O’Brien, James Connolly; edited by Connolly from Oct. 1914; supressed for anti-war sentiments, Dec. 1914-Jan. 1915; revived by Larkin and ed. by his son James Larkin Jnr., Oct. 1930-March 1932. DIH.

NOTE: the ‘first successful Labour publication’ and the Larkin-edited voice of the ITGWU (Arthur Mitchell, Labour in Irish Politics 1890-1913, IUP 1974, p.79; quoted in Cheryl Herr, For The Land They Loved, 1991, p.54. Cf. The Worker’s Republic, ed. James Connolly.

See also FDA3 456n.: The Workers’ Republic originally founded by James Connolly in 1898 as the newspaper of the Irish Socialist Republican Party, was revived again, for the sixth time, in May 1915, after the collapse of James Larkin’s weekly newspaper The Irish Worker.

Seamus Deane, gen. ed., Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (Derry: Field Day Co. 1991), Vol. 2: Sean O’Casey wrote for the Irish Worker [sic, and in FDA 2 index] [718]; and note: this paper is given as The Irish Worker [sic] in FDA3 index [?err.]; Stephens in Paris during 1913 Dublin lock-out strike wrote fierce anti-clerical letters to Connolly’s Irish Worker [sic] [1023].

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