Joe Higgins column
A weekly column by Joe Higgins TD
Since the centenary of the Great Dublin Lockout has been preoccupying us in 2013, it would be remiss not to mark also the 220th anniversary of a dramatic movement of resistance to tyranny that took place in West Kerry.
The Red C Opinion Poll published yesterday showing 76% of the people supporting same sex marriage is a stunning indication of how attitudes to sensitive social issues continue to be transformed in this country.
On this day one hundred years ago, 31 August, 1913 it is five days on from the audacious action of tram drivers and conductors with the Dublin United Tramways Company who simultaneously stopped and abandoned their vehicles mid morning on the streets of Dublin causing chaos on the tramlines.