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New Liffey bridge named after Rosie Hackett

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11:15 PM - 2 Sep 2013



Dublin's newest bridge has been named after the trade unionist and Irish Citizen Army activist Rosie Hackett.

Located at Marlborough Street, the Rosie Hackett will service the LUAS linkup and other forms of public transport.

Other names on the shortlist included novelist Bram Stoker; Willie Bermingham, founder of the ALONE charity; Legion of Mary Founder Frank Duff; and camogie player Kay Mills.

Dublin City Council announced the name of the bridge this evening.

Rosie Hackett was a worker at the Jacob's biscuit factory who became involved in the fight for trade union membership rights.

While still in her teens she co-founded the Irish Women Workers' union with Delia Larkin.

She was involved in the 1913 strike and lock-out, and was a member of the Irish Citizen Army.

When she lost her job at Jacob's she trained as a printer and was in Liberty Hall when the 1916 Proclamation was printed.

She was briefly imprisoned in Kilmainham Jail for her involvement with the 1916 Rising.

Rosie Hackett died in 1976, at the age of 82.



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