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9 The Speaker Statue at Custom House in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Historically, the steps of the Custom House were called the Speaker’s Corner. This was the stage for boisterous orators. The most infamous was Jim Larkin. In 1907, his rally cries to organize dock hands escalated into angry disputes between Protestant and Catholic workers followed by strikes and lockouts. The Speaker is a life-size bronze statue created by local-born artist Gareth Knowles.

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Donegall Quay, Belfast BT1 3GE, UK

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