Mary Ann McNulty’s son, James Larkin

James Larkin would have been an Irish citizen by birth had he been born in Ireland. However, his birth was one in Liverpool. His father and mother did not have much but the slums to call home.

His siblings had to grow up under the same conditions and accept the challenges that they were going to face. Mary Ann McNulty and James Larkin were not to blame, but rather their impoverished condition. Read more: Jim Larkin | Wikipedia and James Larkin | Ireland Calling

Mary Ann McNulty would grow older as she watched her children progress in life, but not James Larkin senior. The latter had his last breath when James Larkin had just turned 14. He had been one loving father and a more supportive husband, but there was nothing to do with death since nobody has power over it.

James Larkin did not know much of hard labor because he was still a boy. He had little experience working without supervision because he had done this when he was schooling.

His initial gain would be providence to the family. But since his father was gone, he was trying to find something bigger and better. He was lucky that the leadership of the firm his father worked for knew him. They decided that a single chance wouldn’t hurt. James Larkin, therefore, got employed.

His employment was one that was met with a lot of gladness. 24 months later, the management told him that he had to be fired. If he had asked for a reason, he would have been told that his experience was below the required level and that he should have worked harder to maintain his position and keep the family alive and well.

Jim Larkin knew more than to cry over spilled milk. He sought other places and firms that would require his services without favoritism. Jim was unlucky because firms were not known to employ lads below the age of 18.

Most of these companies knew that they would incur major losses if they employed someone who was inexperienced and could not be able to handle hard labor well. James Larkin, therefore, remained that way without having any employment for quite some time.

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