[Sinn Fein]

4th March 2003

Crowe Disappointed at Government's Decision on Lockout

Sinn Fein TD Seán Crowe has expressed his disappointment at the statement by the Taoiseach that there are no plans to commemorate the 90th  anniversary of the 1913 Lockout.

The Dublin South-West TD said: ``The 1913 Lockout was arguably the most  important historical event in the development of Irish Trade Unionism and a key event in the history of this city. I welcome the fact that there is a great deal of activity taking place around the 200th anniversary of the Rising of 1803 but I am disappointed the government could not find the resources, or perhaps more accurately the interest, to commemorate the struggle of Irish workers against oppression and discrimination.''

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