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#Bobby sands

From The42 'It was a love-hate relationship': the story of the GAA and the 1981 hunger strike Complex

'It was a love-hate relationship': the story of the GAA and the 1981 hunger strike

GAA Museum archivist Mark Reynolds has spent a decade researching the topic.

From TheJournal.ie Could Ireland ever look at Bobby Sands in the same way as the heroes of the 1916 Rising? 66 Days

Could Ireland ever look at Bobby Sands in the same way as the heroes of the 1916 Rising?

TheJournal.ie has been speaking to Brendan J Byrne about his new film Bobby Sands: 66 Days

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie This Mary Lou leaflet contains a very unfortunate typo about Bobby Sands Booby Sands
From TheJournal.ie Britain's new Shadow Chancellor has apologised for saying IRA members should be "honoured" Peace Process

Britain's new Shadow Chancellor has apologised for saying IRA members should be "honoured"

John McDonnell has been appointed to his position in recent days by new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

From TheJournal.ie Belfast court rejects call for public inquiry into murder of Pat Finucane Collusion

Belfast court rejects call for public inquiry into murder of Pat Finucane

The call was made by the Finucane family.

From TheJournal.ie Iran’s ‘championing’ of Bobby Sands in the 1980s was concerning to the Irish Government State Papers 1983

Iran’s ‘championing’ of Bobby Sands in the 1980s was concerning to the Irish Government

Iranian sympathies towards the IRA would not develop beyond a symbolic level, the Irish Government believed, adding that the renaming of the road along side the British Embassy after the hunger striker was not to be taken seriously.

From The42 Celtic hit with UEFA fine for Bobby Sands banner Political Football

Celtic hit with UEFA fine for Bobby Sands banner

The news is a further blow for the Scottish champions, who imposed bans on 128 supporters on Monday following crowd trouble in a league fixture at Motherwell.

Wolfe Tone, Michael Collins and Bobby Sands... RAPPING Capulet This post contains videos

Wolfe Tone, Michael Collins and Bobby Sands... RAPPING

The finest of Donegal hip-hop.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie 1982: Haughey, America and "The Troubles" 1982

1982: Haughey, America and "The Troubles"

Newly released documents show Ireland’s attempts to engage American President Ronald Reagan on Northern Ireland and to counter British propaganda.

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams questions Bobby Sands hunger strike claim State Papers

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”.

From TheJournal.ie 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…

From TheJournal.ie Archives show Bobby Sands "offered to end hunger strike" State Papers

Archives show Bobby Sands "offered to end hunger strike"

New documents released under the 30-year rule give an insight into some previously unknown occurrences in 1981, such as Bobby Sands allegedly offering to suspend his hunger strike.

From TheJournal.ie 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.