In April 1919, a general strike shook Limerick to its core. The British Army put tanks on the streets of Limerick and machine guns on the bridges, but the workers refused to break. Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is Solidarity Councillor for Limerick City and creator of Bottom Dog – The Story of the Limerick Soviet and he tells us the story behind this little known, but important part, of Irish history.
We discuss the reasons why the strike was called and what lessons we can learn from history when looking at the current crises facing our Republic today.
To hear the full story visit limericksoviet.ie
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