8 May 2008 Edition

Bobby Sands remembered in his home area

8 May 2008

On Monday, 5 May, the 27th anniversary of the death of republican Hunger Striker Bobby Sands, over 200 people attended a white line picket in memory of the 1981 Hunger Strike leader and former MP for Fermanagh/South Tyrone in his home area of Twinbrook in Belfast. The demonstration on the Stewartstown Road was organised by Colin Sinn Féin and coincided with the launch of a new Sinn Féin cumann in the area - the Rooney/Farrell/Sands Cumann Free article

1981 Hunger Strike Commemorated in Limerick City

8 May 2008

On the Anniversary of the death of Bobby Sands on Monday 5 May a crowd of more than 30 Limerick republicans gathered at the 1916 memorial on Sarsfield Bridge. The commemoration to remember Bobby Sands and the nine other 1981 Hunger strikers has been held continuously in Limerick City on the 5 May since the Hunger Strike in 1981. Free article

Ballinasloe marks Bobby Sands anniversary

8 May 2008

SINN FÉIN Councillor Dermot Connolly gave the oration at a commemoration in Ballinasloe, County Galway on Bank Holiday Monday to mark the day that Bobby Sands died after 66 days of protest in 1981. Free article

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Limerick Sinn Féin launches No to Lisbon Campaign

8 May 2008

Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty speaking at the Limerick launch of the party's 'Vote No to Lisbon Campaign' said the referendum campaign is very different to previous EU referenda. Free article

Sinn Féin and Labour debate Lisbon Treaty in Lucan

8 May 2008

A debate on the Lisbon Treaty between Sinn Féin Dublin MEP Mary Lou McDonald and Labour Party TD Joanna Tuffy in the Spa Hotel in Lucan on Tuesday, 29 April was attended by a local crowd and the debate was recorded by Liffey Sound FM to be aired in early June just before polling in the referendum. A further encounter between the two political representatives is scheduled for the Neilstown Community centre in Clondalkin on Tuesday 13 May. Free article

Remembering Ballymurphy Volunteers

8 May 2008

AS PART of a five year plan to commemorate and celebrate the lives of deceased Volunteers from the Ballymurphy area of West Belfast The Remember Our Volunteers Committee has organised a number of events aimed at remembering two young men who were killed by the British army. Free article

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