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Friday 6 September, 2013

Column: ‘A bit of a genius’ – remembering Jim Larkin’s gunned down cartoonist
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Column: ‘A bit of a genius’ – remembering Jim Larkin’s gunned down cartoonist

Sep 6th 2013, 7:30 PM 171 Views 9 Comments

The radical newspaper cartoonist Ernest Kavanagh was shot dead on the front steps of Liberty Hall in 1916. A friend said “the poverty and wretchedness of the Dublin workers weighed heavily upon his heart,” writes James Curry.

Monday 2 September, 2013

Column: ‘A tragedy of the very poor’ – Remembering the 1913 Church Street disaster
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# Opinion

Column: ‘A tragedy of the very poor’ – Remembering the 1913 Church Street disaster

Sep 2nd 2013, 7:30 PM 1,108 Views 15 Comments

On this day in 1913, two tenement buildings collapsed without warning on the horrifically overcrowded Church Street in Dublin, leading to the deaths of residents who had been living in “perfectly hellish” conditions, writes James Curry.