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The Irish Times
‘Here is the next phase in the Bobby Sands story’Brendan J Byrne’s Bobby Sands: 66 Days begins with a smart Brechtian flourish.
‘Here is the next phase in the Bobby Sands story’
The Irish Times / Posted 14 hours ago
Brendan J Byrne’s Bobby Sands: 66 Days begins with a smart Brechtian flourish. While we hear how the late republican’s true character has become confused in endless iconography, we watch walls being erected for some new re-creation of his prison... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Man due in court over murder of Denis Donaldsonof Public Prosecutions. Donaldson was a veteran republican who had served in t
Man due in court over murder of Denis Donaldson
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 16 hours ago
of Public Prosecutions. Donaldson was a veteran republican who had served in the Maze Prison alongside hunger striker Bobby Sands and was a close confidant of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams. Following devolution, Donaldson went on to become... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Usual hypocrisy shows up in attitudes to past- "one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter". At the same time, a f
Usual hypocrisy shows up in attitudes to past
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
- "one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter". At the same time, a film glorifying the life and death of Bobby Sands is funded using public money. How can this be? Surely, if a poster about Billy Wright is offensive and must be... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Too many of our films glorify IRA violence Why are people always making movies about the IRA? Now we have one about Bobb
Too many of our films glorify IRA violence
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
Why are people always making movies about the IRA? Now we have one about Bobby Sands. When are they going to even it up and make a movie about the Orange Order, the Battle of the Somme, or the Siege of... Read more
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express
'See tattooed bus drivers and rough cashiers' Germany mocks UK with 50 reasons to visitIreland conflict you need to look at the murals in Belfast. They tell a moving
'See tattooed bus drivers and rough cashiers' Germany mocks UK with 50 reasons to visit
express / Posted 7 days ago
Ireland conflict you need to look at the murals in Belfast. They tell a moving story, for example of the IRA member Bobby Sands, who went on hunger strike in 1981 because the British rejected his status as political prisoner. The wall... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
855 ex-soldiers quizzed over Troubles deaths in 'politically-driven witch-hunt'man William Russell, shot while investgating a burglary at the Avoca Shopping C
855 ex-soldiers quizzed over Troubles deaths in 'politically-driven witch-hunt'
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
man William Russell, shot while investgating a burglary at the Avoca Shopping Centre, Andersontown, BelfastHunger striker Bobby Sands coffin, flanked by an IRA colour party, leaving his mother's home in Twinbrook.Bobby Sands' son Robert Gerald... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Belfast war memorial close to republican plot nominated for listed statuswith flowers. It is just a short distance from the republican plot where score
Belfast war memorial close to republican plot nominated for listed status
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
with flowers. It is just a short distance from the republican plot where scores of IRA members are buried, including Bobby Sands and the Gibraltar three - Mairead Farrell, Daniel McCann and Sean Savage, who were killed by the SAS. Mr Hartley... Read more
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The Age
Michael Fassbender surfs Sydney on way to return as Magneto in X-Men: Apocalypseyears, the 39-year-old has built a successful career on bringing a ferocious in
Michael Fassbender surfs Sydney on way to return as Magneto in X-Men: Apocalypse
The Age / Posted 7 days ago
years, the 39-year-old has built a successful career on bringing a ferocious intensity to dramatic roles: Irish activist Bobby Sands in Hunger, British lieutenant Archie Hicox in Inglourious Basterds, sex-addicted Brandon in Shame, slave owner... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Michael Fassbender surfs Sydney on way to return as Magneto in X-Men: Apocalypseyears, the 39-year-old has built a successful career on bringing a ferocious in
Michael Fassbender surfs Sydney on way to return as Magneto in X-Men: Apocalypse
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 7 days ago
years, the 39-year-old has built a successful career on bringing a ferocious intensity to dramatic roles: Irish activist Bobby Sands in Hunger, British lieutenant Archie Hicox in Inglourious Basterds, sex-addicted Brandon in Shame, slave owner... Read more
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Canberra Times
Michael Fassbender surfs Sydney on way to return as Magneto in X-Men: Apocalypseyears, the 39-year-old has built a successful career on bringing a ferocious in
Michael Fassbender surfs Sydney on way to return as Magneto in X-Men: Apocalypse
Canberra Times / Posted 8 days ago
years, the 39-year-old has built a successful career on bringing a ferocious intensity to dramatic roles: Irish activist Bobby Sands in Hunger, British lieutenant Archie Hicox in Inglourious Basterds, sex-addicted Brandon in Shame, slave owner... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Belfast Peace Wall 'good riddance' message to Theresa VilliersBest at Inverwood Court in east BelfastGoing back: The absurd psychology of par
Belfast Peace Wall 'good riddance' message to Theresa Villiers
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
Best at Inverwood Court in east BelfastGoing back: The absurd psychology of paramilitarism fixating on UVF gunmen and Bobby Sands instead of icons like George Best, shows their mawkish self-mythologisingA mural at Free Derry Corner depicting... Read more
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The Irish Times
Can we commemorate 1916 and the Somme together?the constitutional claims of the two nations were incompatible resulted in the
Can we commemorate 1916 and the Somme together?
The Irish Times / Posted 13 days ago
the constitutional claims of the two nations were incompatible resulted in the protracted Troubles. The hunger striker Bobby Sands faced off against Margaret Thatcher, who ruled Britannia’s waves from Ulster to the Falklands. Although the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Unionists outraged as public money used to fund film about Bobby Sands' IRA hunger strike DUP blasts BBC and NI Screen for handing at least £76,000 to controversial pr
Unionists outraged as public money used to fund film about Bobby Sands' IRA hunger strike
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
DUP blasts BBC and NI Screen for handing at least £76,000 to controversial project Scenes from documentary Bobby Sands: 66 DaysScenes from documentary Bobby... Read more
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The Irish Times
Mad Mary and Young Offenders take Galway Film Fleadh by stormin differently toned schools of comedy (much of it quite serious). But all genr
Mad Mary and Young Offenders take Galway Film Fleadh by storm
The Irish Times / Posted 17 days ago
in differently toned schools of comedy (much of it quite serious). But all genres were catered for. Brendan J Byrne’s Bobby Sands: 66 Days is what its title suggests: a rigorous, comprehensive study of the republican hunger strikes that... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Theresa Villiers sees progress in resolving the deadlock over Troubles issuesman William Russell, shot while investgating a burglary at the Avoca Shopping C
Theresa Villiers sees progress in resolving the deadlock over Troubles issues
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 17 days ago
man William Russell, shot while investgating a burglary at the Avoca Shopping Centre, Andersontown, BelfastHunger striker Bobby Sands coffin, flanked by an IRA colour party, leaving his mother's home in Twinbrook.Bobby Sands' son Robert Gerald... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Prison diary kept by IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands used to help create film | Irish Examiner Friday, July 08, 2016 - 07:51 am A film on the IRA hunger
Prison diary kept by IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands used to help create film
Irish Examiner / Posted 20 days ago
| Irish Examiner Friday, July 08, 2016 - 07:51 am A film on the IRA hunger striker Bobby... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Toxic bonfire fears: Lorries use the cover of darkness to dump tyres at bonfire sites in Northern Irelandbuilt-up area with hundreds of residents and a lot of businesses as well. 11th
Toxic bonfire fears: Lorries use the cover of darkness to dump tyres at bonfire sites in Northern Ireland
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 20 days ago
built-up area with hundreds of residents and a lot of businesses as well. 11th July Bonfires. Ballycraigy estate, Antrim - Bobby Sands, Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness11th July Bonfires. Lower Shankill 11-07-201511th July Bonfires. Isis flag... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Hunger striker Bobby Sands' diaries movie Sixty Six Days blasted as 'deplorable' by unionist McCausland By Deborah McAleese and Michael McHugh Bobby Sands' son Robert Gerald holds
Hunger striker Bobby Sands' diaries movie Sixty Six Days blasted as 'deplorable' by unionist McCausland
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 20 days ago
By Deborah McAleese and Michael McHugh Bobby Sands' son Robert Gerald holds his mother's hand at the funeral of his father Bobby in west Belfast... Read more
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heraldscotland
Hunger striker’s diary excerpts form heart of documentary filmHe also interviewed many Republicans who shared the “H Blocks” with Sands. Mr
Hunger striker’s diary excerpts form heart of documentary film
heraldscotland / Posted 21 days ago
He also interviewed many Republicans who shared the “H Blocks” with Sands. Mr Byrne said: “I have tried to make it more than just about Bobby Sands, really an exploration of the Republican tradition in Ireland through the lens of Bob... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Prison diary kept by IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands used to help create film Bobby Sands's own words form the heart of the documentary-style work A film
Prison diary kept by IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands used to help create film
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 21 days ago
Bobby Sands's own words form the heart of the documentary-style work A film on the IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands has used his diaries to portray a determined and sincere... Read more
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21d
Belfast Telegraph
Belfast bonfire toxic cloud fears as 100 tyres are piled up to be burnt at Cregagh Estateobviously want the bonfire, but plenty don't and we have to protect them. 11th
Belfast bonfire toxic cloud fears as 100 tyres are piled up to be burnt at Cregagh Estate
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 21 days ago
obviously want the bonfire, but plenty don't and we have to protect them. 11th July Bonfires. Ballycraigy estate, Antrim - Bobby Sands, Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness11th July Bonfires. Lower Shankill 11-07-201511th July Bonfires. Isis flag... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
PSNI accused of inaction over Belfast bonfires that threaten homesbetween councillors and senior PSNI officers to discuss the problem. 11th July
PSNI accused of inaction over Belfast bonfires that threaten homes
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 22 days ago
between councillors and senior PSNI officers to discuss the problem. 11th July Bonfires. Ballycraigy estate, Antrim - Bobby Sands, Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness11th July Bonfires. Lower Shankill 11-07-201511th July Bonfires. Isis flag... Read more
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The Irish Times
Suicide or self-sacrifice: Catholics debate hunger strikesintransigent, I find it very difficult – in my own conscience – to morally just
Suicide or self-sacrifice: Catholics debate hunger strikes
The Irish Times / Posted 23 days ago
intransigent, I find it very difficult – in my own conscience – to morally justify a hunger strike. I would not describe Bobby Sands’ death as a suicide. I could not accept that. I don’t think he intended to bring about his own death. I think... Read more
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The Irish Times
The BBC and the hunger strikesBobby Sands died on May 5th, 1981, 66 days into a gruelling and highly publicis
The BBC and the hunger strikes
The Irish Times / Posted 23 days ago
Bobby Sands died on May 5th, 1981, 66 days into a gruelling and highly publicised hunger strike. In Belfast, close to 100,000 people attended his funeral, an event that was televised by dozens of news crews from around the world. Republicans... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Troubles with my Conscience: Lessons for South Africans from Northern Irelandto perceive what Margaret Thatcher must have felt like in turning her back stea
Troubles with my Conscience: Lessons for South Africans from Northern Ireland
Daily Maverick / Posted 23 days ago
to perceive what Margaret Thatcher must have felt like in turning her back steadfastly to their plight. During this time, Bobby Sands was elected to Parliament, and that would be the British Parliament at Westminster. What they wanted, of course,... Read more
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The Irish Times
Why H-Block hunger strikers were not force-fedfigures including Sean O’Casey and George Bernard Shaw, medical ethicists and p
Why H-Block hunger strikers were not force-fed
The Irish Times / Posted 23 days ago
figures including Sean O’Casey and George Bernard Shaw, medical ethicists and prisoners themselves. Why, then, were Bobby Sands and the other hunger strikers not force-fed? Force feeding had not been used in Ireland since 1917 after... Read more
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The Irish Times
Hunger strikes and politics of republican memory: complex and contested legaciesare those who would have us believe that these men and women cannot be equated
Hunger strikes and politics of republican memory: complex and contested legacies
The Irish Times / Posted 23 days ago
are those who would have us believe that these men and women cannot be equated with those of 1916. They are hypocrites. Bobby Sands was a revolutionary and visionary in the same vein as James Connolly and Pádraig Pearse.” Richard O’Rawe, the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Massive Belfast bonfire sited beside Holiday Inn city centre hotela common-sense approach. I am not calling for bonfires to be banned. 11th July
Massive Belfast bonfire sited beside Holiday Inn city centre hotel
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 23 days ago
a common-sense approach. I am not calling for bonfires to be banned. 11th July Bonfires. Ballycraigy estate, Antrim - Bobby Sands, Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness11th July Bonfires. Lower Shankill 11-07-201511th July Bonfires. Isis flag... Read more
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The Irish Times
‘The hunger strike terrorists’: The British press and the hunger strikes“a crime is a crime, is a crime”. In an editorial written four days before his
‘The hunger strike terrorists’: The British press and the hunger strikes
The Irish Times / Posted 24 days ago
“a crime is a crime, is a crime”. In an editorial written four days before his death on May 5th, 1981, The Sun described Bobby Sands as “a common criminal who is being treated better than he deserves”. Even The Guardian, despite criticising... Read more
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Daily Mail
Inside the abandoned H Blocks in Northern Irelandto death during a hunger strike in protests aimed to re-establish their politic
Inside the abandoned H Blocks in Northern Ireland
Daily Mail / Posted 27 days ago
to death during a hunger strike in protests aimed to re-establish their political status. Pictured is a children's area Bobby Sands was elected as an MP in Fermanagh and South Tyrone during the hunger strike. This was seen as a huge propaganda... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Troubles soldiers to sue PSNI for 'inaction' over terror attacksman William Russell, shot while investgating a burglary at the Avoca Shopping C
Troubles soldiers to sue PSNI for 'inaction' over terror attacks
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 28 days ago
man William Russell, shot while investgating a burglary at the Avoca Shopping Centre, Andersontown, BelfastHunger striker Bobby Sands coffin, flanked by an IRA colour party, leaving his mother's home in Twinbrook.Bobby Sands' son Robert Gerald... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Huge Belfast bonfire putting businesses in danger 'must be dismantled'City Council and Connswater Greenway in an attempt to get it moved. 11th July
Huge Belfast bonfire putting businesses in danger 'must be dismantled'
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 28 days ago
City Council and Connswater Greenway in an attempt to get it moved. 11th July Bonfires. Ballycraigy estate, Antrim - Bobby Sands, Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness11th July Bonfires. Lower Shankill 11-07-201511th July Bonfires. Isis flag... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Belfast residents living in fear as pallets stacked for another huge bonfiresaid: "We cannot have a repeat of the scenes we witnessed last year. 11th July
Belfast residents living in fear as pallets stacked for another huge bonfire
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 29 days ago
said: "We cannot have a repeat of the scenes we witnessed last year. 11th July Bonfires. Ballycraigy estate, Antrim - Bobby Sands, Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness11th July Bonfires. Lower Shankill 11-07-201511th July Bonfires. Isis flag... Read more
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The New Statesman
SRSLY #49: The Great British Sewing Bee, The Essex Serpent, The Lady Vanishesat his secondary school, “classroom support for the IRA ran at 100 per cent”. H
SRSLY #49: The Great British Sewing Bee, The Essex Serpent, The Lady Vanishes
The New Statesman / Posted 30 days ago
at his secondary school, “classroom support for the IRA ran at 100 per cent”. He went on marches for the hunger strikers. Bobby Sands, who died aged 27, after 66 days without food, “occupied a place I would say precisely commensurate with that of... Read more
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The New Statesman
Kevin Barry’s chaotic journey from “stoner entrepreneur” to Ireland’s most unpredictable novelistat his secondary school, “classroom support for the IRA ran at 100 per cent”. H
Kevin Barry’s chaotic journey from “stoner entrepreneur” to Ireland’s most unpredictable novelist
The New Statesman / Posted a month ago
at his secondary school, “classroom support for the IRA ran at 100 per cent”. He went on marches for the hunger strikers. Bobby Sands, who died aged 27, after 66 days without food, “occupied a place I would say precisely commensurate with that of... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Jamie Dornan’s new film to premiere at Galway Film Fleadh5. The actor’s latest project, The Siege of Jadotville, has been named as one
Jamie Dornan’s new film to premiere at Galway Film Fleadh
Irish Examiner / Posted 1 months ago
5. The actor’s latest project, The Siege of Jadotville, has been named as one of the highlights of the event, as well as Bobby Sands: 66 Days and Kit Ryan’s Property of the State. Ruth Negga will also be in Galway for an actor’s masterclass, as... Read more

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