The third of the resolutely determined IRA Volunteers to join the H-Block hunger strike for political status was twenty-four-year-old Raymond McCreesh, from Camlough in South Armagh: a quiet, shy and good-humoured republican, who although captured at the early age of nineteen, along with two other Volunteers in a British army ambush, had already almost three years active republican involvement behind him. 159 altre parole
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Fuair siad bás ar son Saoirse na hÉireann!
The death of Francis Hughes at the age of 25 after a 59 day hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh. 54 altre parole
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
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