18 May 2000 Edition
18 May 2000
The first blanket man
It was with great sadness that we learn of the death of Kieran Nugent, the first blanket man. We send our sincere sympathy to his family, friends and comrades.
I have a very special recollection of Kieran. In June 1981, in the middle of the Hunger Strike, we organised a delegation of trade union and Labour activists, including councillors, to visit... Free article