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The Hunger Strike Election, June 1981

11 June 2021

Remembering 1981 – Two H-Block prisoner TDs elected Free article

McCreesh and O’Hara die on the same day

19 May 2021

Thursday, 21 May 1981, witnessed the deaths of two more Hunger Strikers. Raymond McCreesh passed away at 2.30am. Later that evening Patsy O’Hara died. Free article

There is no equivalence between the oppressor and the oppressed in Palestine - Declan Kearney

18 May 2021

Declan Kearney's latest blog looks at the ongoing situation in Palestine and the ongoing attacks against people in Gaza. Free article

Ballymurphy families relief as coroner’s verdicts indict British State

14 May 2021

It took Justice Siobhan Keegan over two and half hours to outline her findings on the 1971 Ballymurphy massacre. After over 100 days of evidence from eye-witnesses and expert testimony, Peadar Whelan details the findings of the inquest. Free article

Legendary Volunteer dies on Hunger Strike

12 May 2021

On 12 May 1981 at 5.43 pm, just seven days after the death of Bobby Sands, Hunger Striker Francis Hughes died. The South Derry man had endured 59 days on Hunger Strike. His sisters Noreen, Maria and Vera and brother Roger were by his bedside when he passed away. Free article

'A day of truth' - Ballymurphy victims and families vindicated

11 May 2021

A Court has vindicated ten people murdered by the British Army in Ballymurphy between 9th and 11th August 1971. Free article

Seán McCaughey 75th anniversary

11 May 2021

11 May marks the 75th anniversary of the death on hunger and thirst strike of IRA leader Seán McCaughey in Portlaoise Prison.  Free article

The system has failed victims’ families

6 May 2021

As the case against British soldiers involved in the killing of Joe McCann collapsed in court this week, the British government have moved to give a blanket amnesty to British soldiers accused of crimes in Ireland. Free article

Bobby Sands MP – Died 5 May 1981 on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh

4 May 2021

5 May 1981 was one of the most defining days in Irish history. It was the day that Bobby Sands, the 27-year-old Member of Parliament for Fermanagh/South Tyrone, died on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh as part of the republican prisoners’ campaign for the restoration of political status. Free article

Cuba's Revolution: An Inspiration for Humanity - Declan Kearney

2 May 2021

The latest blog by Declan Kearney on Cuba and its inspiration for humanity across the world. Free article

IRA prisoners executed in Dublin and Cork

26 April 2021

One hundred years ago this week the British regime carried out further executions of Irish Republican prisoners in Dublin and Cork. As the war intensified under martial law more and more prisoners were being tried by British military courts which handed down death sentences. Free article

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