IRISH TRADES UNION CONGRESS
|IRISH TRADES UNION CONGRESS
The ITUC was formed in 1894, originally to run alongside the British Trades Union Congress in organising Irish trade unions . For a while in its history it was part of the same organisation as the Labour Party. After the setting up of the Irish Free State in 1922 the ITUC was increasingly affected by tensions between its Irish-based and British-based member unions, leading eventually to a split in 1945 and the creation of the Congress of Irish Unions , consisting entirely of Irish-based unions. The ITUC and the CIU merged in 1959 to form the Irish Congress of Trade Unions .
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