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10 August 2006 Edition

Interview: Joe McElwee, brother of Hunger Striker Thomas

10 August 2006

Thomas McElwee's brother Joe talks to An Phoblacht's ELLA O'DYWER about his recollections of Thomas as a brother and a republican and the impact of the 1981 Hunger Strike on a younger generation. Free article

Interview: Gerard Lynch, brother of Hunger Striker Kevin Lynch.

10 August 2006

Gerard Lynch talks to Ella O'Dywer about his brother, Hunger Striker and INLA Volunteer Kevin Lynch. Free article

"Government must scrap private hospital" - Ó Caoláin

10 August 2006

Sinn Féin Dáil leader and spokesperson on Health and Children Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has called on the Fianna Fáil/Progressive Democrat government to scrap plans to allocate land at public hospital sites to the developers of private hospitals. Free article

Remembering 1981: Ninth man dies

10 August 2006

Thomas McElwee, at the age of 23, was the 10th 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

Remembering 1981: Seán Crowe TD

10 August 2006

Seán Crowe, now Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South-West, recalls the impact the 1981 Hunger Strike had on him and on many young people throughout Ireland in 1981. Free article


Interview: Brendan Hurson, brother of Hunger Striker Martin Hurson

10 August 2006

Brendan Hurson talks to ELLA O'DWYER about his brother, Hunger Striker Martin Hurson, and gives his own reflections on events 25 years on. Free article

Interview: Jennifer McCann, former republican POW, Armagh Jail.

10 August 2006

Jennifer McCann was a comrade of Bobby Sands and a protesting prisoner in Armagh Jail. She remains a republican activist and here talks to ELLA O'DWYER about her memories of the 1981 Hunger Strike. Free article

A Generation Remembers

10 August 2006

1981 Hunger Strike 25th Anniversary March and Rally Free article

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