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Death of INLA Volunteer Kevin Lynch – 1 August 1981

31 July 2021

He spent 71 days on hunger strike from 23 May 1981. He died on 1 August 1981. Free article

Dawn Foster – A tribute

16 July 2021

Joe Dwyer remembers journalist Dawn Foster who died suddenly. Free article

Martin Hurson — Died on 13 July 1981 after 46 days on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh

12 July 2021

THE death of IRA Volunteer Martin Hurson on 13 July 1981, after 46 days on the Hunger Strike, was unexpected. The suddenness of his death, coming only five days after that of Joe McDonnell, came as a shock since two other Hunger Strikers – Kieran Doherty and Kevin Lynch – had been almost a week on hunger strike ahead of Martin. Free article

Centenary of the Truce of July 1921

9 July 2021

In July 1921 Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces in Ireland Nevil Maready led the British Army delegation into Dublin’s Mansion House to meet the representatives of the Irish Republican Army to arrange a Truce between the two forces. Free article

Time for Truth Campaigners demonstrate against British government amnesty plans

7 July 2021

There is growing opposition to the British government’s planned amnesty legislation for British army veterans of the Northern conflict to be brought before Westminster next month Free article

Joe McDonnell – Died on July 8th 1981 on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh

7 July 2021

JOE McDONNELL was the fifth Hunger Striker to die due to the intransigence of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her government. Free article

A Time for Big Thinking - Declan Kearney

6 July 2021

'This is a time for big thinking' the latest blog by Sinn Féin national chairperson, Declan Kearney. Free article

Gerard McGuigan – A Republican Life

29 June 2021

A tribute to Ardoyne Republican, Gerard McGuigan. Free article

OPINION: Cork is very much part of the conversation on Irish Unity

19 June 2021

In the spirit of Terence MacSwiney and Tomás Mac Curtain, the Rebel County is very much a part of the conversation on Irish Unity.

On Thursday night Cork Docklands' R&H Hall was lit up and the message was clear that it is time for unity.

Preparations and discussions about what a United Ireland should look like must include all communities as equals, the length and breadth of the... Free article

The Hunger Strike Election, June 1981

11 June 2021

Remembering 1981 – Two H-Block prisoner TDs elected Free article

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