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#hunger strikes

# hunger-strikes - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Phil Coulter says he declined OBE because he didn't like Margaret Thatcher Hunger Strikes This post contains videos

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

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

# hunger-strikes - Sunday 17 July, 2016

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

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

# hunger-strikes - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Cloverhill inmates coaxed down from prison roof with snack boxes

Negotiators spoke with the prisoners for over 12 hours.

# hunger-strikes - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

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

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

# hunger-strikes - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

6 key moments that defined Margaret Thatcher's relationship with Ireland Margaret Thatcher This post contains videos

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

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.

# hunger-strikes - Monday 8 April, 2013

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher dies at 87

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

# hunger-strikes - Friday 30 December, 2011

Gerry Adams questions Bobby Sands hunger strike claim

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 This post contains images

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

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…

# hunger-strikes - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

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

A t-shirt showing silhouettes dancing at the Iron Lady’s grave is withdrawn, after being slammed by Unionist politicians.

# hunger-strikes - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Security 'concerns' that dissidents will use Sands anniversary to launch attacks Bobby Sands This post contains images

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

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