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6 May 2010 Edition

Showing leadership

6 May 2010

THIS week marks the 29th anniversary of the death on hunger strike of Bobby Sands, the then sitting MP in Fermanagh/South Tyrone. The then British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, dismissed the election of Bobby Sands in the campaign for the rights of political prisoners. Bobby and his nine comrades - Francis Hughes, Ray McCreesh, Patsy O'Hara, Joe McDonnell, Martin Hurson, Kevin Lynch, Kieran Doherty, Thomas McElwee and Mickey Devine - all died on hunger strike in pursuit of their just demands and for the restoration of political status. Free article

An Phoblacht Magazine


  • The first edition of this new magazine will feature a 10 page special on the life and legacy of our leader Martin McGuinness to mark the first anniversary of his untimely passing.
  • It will include a personal reminiscence by Gerry Adams and contributions from the McGuinness family.
  • There will also be an exclusive interview with our new Uachtarán Mary Lou McDonald.

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