Bobby Sands was the leader of the 1981 hunger strike in which Irish republican prisoners protested against the removal of Special Category Status. During his strike he was elected to the British Parliament as an Anti H-Block candidate. 201 altre parole
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As leader of the Belfast brigade of the IRA, Hughes led one of the most effective campaigns seen during the Troubles. But he also endured the worst of the British prison regime at Long Kesh, spending 13 years in jail. 346 altre parole
Sinn Fein hosts fascinating ‘Living History’ talk on the 1981 hunger strikes
Organized by the Sinn Fein cumann in Cloughaneely, an engrossing talk by former Irish Republican prisoners, Danny Morrison and Breige Brownlee took place at The Yard, Falcarragh, Donegal this weekend as a ‘Living History’ event about the tragic 1981 hunger strikes. 1.629 altre parole
1983 – Long Kesh Prison Escape: Thirty-eight IRA prisoners, armed with six handguns, hijack a prison meals lorry and smash their way out of of Long Kesh prison, 19 succeed in escaping. It is the largest prison escape since World War II and in British-rule history.
Two years after the epic 1981 H-Block Hunger Strike in which ten young republicans died, there was another epic event at Long Kesh that dealt a huge blow to the Thatcher regime in Ireland. 499 altre parole
1981 – Twenty-seven-year-old Michael “Mickey” Devine, from the Creggan in Derry dies on the 60th day of his hunger strike.
Fuar siad bás ar son Saoirse na hÉireann.
Mickey Devine was the third INLA Volunteer to join the H-Block hunger strikers and he was the last of the group to give their lives in order to retain their status as political prisoners. 205 altre parole
BOBBY SANDS 66 DAYS has achieved the highest opening weekend ever at the Irish box office for an Irish-made documentary. The film, which was released in Irish cinemas by Wildcard Distribution, is now the second highest (non-concert) documentary opening of all time, after the international cinema hit Farenheit 911. 326 altre parole
1981 – Thomas Elwee, Irish Political Prisoner, dies on the sixty-second day of his hunger strike in Long Kesh prison.
Fuair siad bás ar son Saoirse na hÉireann.
The tenth republican to join the hunger strike was twenty-three-year-old IRA Volunteer Thomas McElwee, from Bellaghy in South Derry. 107 altre parole