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# hunger-strikes - Last year 2021

'It doesn't diminish': The legacy of the 1981 hunger strikes, 40 years on
# Bobby Sands
# Bobby Sands

'It doesn't diminish': The legacy of the 1981 hunger strikes, 40 years on

Feb 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,689 Views 40 Comments

This Monday will mark 40 years since Bobby Sands went on hunger strike.

# hunger-strikes - All time

'The hunger strikes had begun just as Barry McGuigan started training for his professional debut'
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# EXTRACT

'The hunger strikes had begun just as Barry McGuigan started training for his professional debut'

Dec 25th 2019, 9:30 PM 16,925 Views 9 Comments

Donald McRae looks at the early days of the acclaimed Irish boxer and the background from which he came.

Grandmother launches hunger strike at Dáil gates in protest over Ireland's climate policies
# PATRICIA DEVLIN
# PATRICIA DEVLIN

Grandmother launches hunger strike at Dáil gates in protest over Ireland's climate policies

Nov 20th 2019, 2:16 PM 16,203 Views 58 Comments

Patricia Devlin (73) is taking on the four-day strike in hopes of meeting Environment Minister Richard Bruton.

Phil Coulter says he declined OBE because he didn't like Margaret Thatcher
# Hunger Strikes
# Hunger Strikes

Phil Coulter says he declined OBE because he didn't like Margaret Thatcher

Sep 21st 2019, 10:39 AM 34,638 Views 47 Comments

The songwriter disagreed with how Thatcher treated hunger strikers and miners in the 1980s.

'They set out to cause serious injury': 35 years since 200 were hospitalised in 'the Battle of Merrion Street'
# Hunger Strikes
# Hunger Strikes

'They set out to cause serious injury': 35 years since 200 were hospitalised in 'the Battle of Merrion Street'

Jul 17th 2016, 8:20 PM 23,336 Views 54 Comments

Tomorrow marks the anniversary of a confrontation between gardaí and protesters on the doorstep of the British Embassy.

Cloverhill inmates coaxed down from prison roof with snack boxes
# Hunger Strikes
# Hunger Strikes

Cloverhill inmates coaxed down from prison roof with snack boxes

Aug 5th 2015, 10:36 AM 26,667 Views 84 Comments

Negotiators spoke with the prisoners for over 12 hours.

Guantanamo is a legal no man's land that 'needs to be closed'
# Guantánamo
# Guantánamo

Guantanamo is a legal no man's land that 'needs to be closed'

Apr 30th 2013, 6:00 PM 7,295 Views 31 Comments

President Barack Obama says he does not want any inmates to die as about 100 prisoners continue a hunger strike.

6 key moments that defined Margaret Thatcher's relationship with Ireland
# Margaret Thatcher
# Margaret Thatcher

6 key moments that defined Margaret Thatcher's relationship with Ireland

Apr 9th 2013, 6:45 AM 126,493 Views 0 Comments

Assassination attempts, the Hunger Strikes, and historic agreements were just some of the events involving Britain and Ireland that took place during the Iron Lady’s 11 years as Prime Minister.

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher dies at 87
# Iron Lady
# Iron Lady

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher dies at 87

Apr 8th 2013, 12:51 PM 36,101 Views 90 Comments

The former Conservative leader and three-time prime minister suffered a stroke and died peacefully, a spokesman says.

Gerry Adams questions Bobby Sands hunger strike claim
# State Papers
# State Papers

Gerry Adams questions Bobby Sands hunger strike claim

Dec 30th 2011, 8:27 PM 10,477 Views 37 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said claims in State papers that Sands offered to end his hunger strike would be “totally out of character”.

In pictures: State papers reveal new details about hunger strikes and Stardust
# State Papers
# State Papers

In pictures: State papers reveal new details about hunger strikes and Stardust

Dec 30th 2011, 9:06 AM 4,113 Views 3 Comments

Gaddafi’s intervention in the hunger strikes, Thatcher’s concessions and an advisor to Charlie Haughey who wasn’t best pleased with the state broadcaster. All revealed today…

Sinn Féin pulls 'Thatcher's grave' t-shirt from online store
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# T-shirt

Sinn Féin pulls 'Thatcher's grave' t-shirt from online store

Jul 20th 2011, 9:30 AM 5,097 Views 34 Comments

A t-shirt showing silhouettes dancing at the Iron Lady’s grave is withdrawn, after being slammed by Unionist politicians.

Security 'concerns' that dissidents will use Sands anniversary to launch attacks
# Bobby Sands
# Bobby Sands

Security 'concerns' that dissidents will use Sands anniversary to launch attacks

May 5th 2011, 11:23 AM 1,476 Views 1 Comment

The 30th anniversary of the death of hunger striker Bobby Sands is being commemorated today.