18 May 2000 Edition

Mála Poist

18 May 2000

The first blanket man

A chairde,

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

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