President and Sabina attend a Commemorative Concert to mark the general strike against conscription

Sun 22nd Apr, 2018 | 20:00
location: Liberty Hall, Dublin

The President and Sabina attended a concert commemorating the general strike against conscription, organised in 1918 by the Irish Trades Union Congress.

The one-day strike, in which hundreds of thousands of Irish workers withdrew their labour, was a reaction to attempts by the British government to introduce obligatory conscription to bolster the number of troops fighting in World War I.