This rousing song was written by Bobby Sands, one of the greatest ever to have lain down his life for Ireland. Rebel Voice wonders just how much Ireland has lost out on with the passing of Sands. 25 altre parole
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#OTD in 1983 – Long Kesh Prison Escape: Thirty-eight members of the IRA escaped from the maximum security Long Kesh prison near Lisburn.
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
It’s interesting to hear how the Establishment politicians of the day were at pains to condemn the killing of the ruthless Unionist terrorist, Billy Wright. 64 altre parole
#OTD in 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. 196 altre parole