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Michael Devine

20 August 2014

On the death of INLA Volunteer Michael Devine at 12 minutes to eight on Thursday 20 August 1981, his brother-in-law, Frankie McCauley, said: “One thinks, ‘Ten men, how many more have to die? We have ours now over us. Next week it will be big Laurence’s people waiting for the same thing. Then the Devlins after that and another boy will go on hunger strike and another. They’ll never break them.’” Free article

‘North’s political process is in trouble,’ says Gerry Adams

8 August 2014

Unionist axis, British Government and Irish Government stances combining to undermine the Good Friday Agreement, Sinn Féin leader warns Free article

GAA chiefs clash with fans over Gaza banner

8 August 2014

Fans urged to fly Palestine flags as Croke Park defends removal of famous Armagh banner Free article

The Irish Volunteer - Volume 1 - Number 27

8 August 2014

The Irish Volunteer - Óglach na hÉireann Volume 1 - Number 27 newspaper, first published 8th August 1914. Free article

Thomas McElwee – Died on 8 August 1981 after 62 days on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh

8 August 2014

Thomas McElwee, at the age of 23, was the tenth man to join the 1981 Hunger Strike. From Bellaghy in south Derry, he was imprisoned in 1976 after a premature bomb explosion in which he lost an eye. Free article

Derrylin and the price of freedom

7 August 2014

Jim Gibney, who proposed the idea of standing Bobby Sands in the Fermanagh and South Tyrone by-election, was at last Sunday’s hunger strike march in Fermanagh and in this feature he recalls the year of 1981 Free article

John Bruton denigrates men and women of 1916, says Gerry Adams

7 August 2014

Ex-Taoiseach and former Fine Gael leader John Bruton is on a crusade to revive Redmondism that denigrates the men and women – Gerry Adams Free article

Video – National Hunger Strike Rally

6 August 2014

Irish republicans from across Ireland and abroad joined with the families of the 1981 H-Blocks Hunger Strike martyrs in Derrylin, County Fermanagh, to remember the 33rd anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strike in Long Kesh. Free article

National Hunger Strike commemoration, Derrylin, Sunday 3 August 2014

5 August 2014

The thousands of republicans who marched through the County Fermanagh village of Derrylin on Sunday 3 August were not only remembering the sacrifice of the 1981 H Block hunger strikers they were also demonstrating their support for the Palestinian people and their struggle for freedom. Free article

The Irish Volunteer – Volume 1 - Number 26

2 August 2014

The Irish Volunteer - Óglach na hÉireann Volume 1 - Number 26 newspaper, first published 1st August 1914. Free article

Kieran Doherty TD – Died on 2 August 1981 after 73 days on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh

2 August 2014

IRA Volunteer Kieran Doherty, TD for Cavan/Monaghan, died at 7:15pm on Sunday 2 August 1981, the day after Kevin Lynch’s death. Kieran had joined the hunger strike one day before Kevin Lynch and survived one day longer. Free article

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