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The Irish Times
Bobby Sands died 35 years ago today: how The Irish Times covered the newsSands dies on his 66th day The Irish Times, May 5th, 1981 MR BOBBY SANDS, the
Bobby Sands died 35 years ago today: how The Irish Times covered the news
The Irish Times / Posted yesterday
Sands dies on his 66th day The Irish Times, May 5th, 1981 MR BOBBY SANDS, the 27-year-old Republican hunger-strike and Westminster MP, died in the hospital wing of the Maze Prison, Long Kesh, early this morning. Mr Sands, who had just entered his... Read more
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The Irish Times
Carved in time: the craftwork legacy of the hunger strikeshandkerchiefs, nostalgic thatched cottages and leather wallets. Hunger strikers
Carved in time: the craftwork legacy of the hunger strikes
The Irish Times / Posted yesterday
handkerchiefs, nostalgic thatched cottages and leather wallets. Hunger strikers who had spent previous terms in the Cages – Bobby Sands, Joe McDonnell, Patsy O’Hara, Ciaran Doherty and Martin Hurson – would all have had ready access to handicrafts.... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
This day in history, May 5, 2016Secretariat won the Kentucky Derby, the first of his Triple Crown victories. I
This day in history, May 5, 2016
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted yesterday
Secretariat won the Kentucky Derby, the first of his Triple Crown victories. In 1981, Irish Republican Army hunger-striker Bobby Sands died at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland in his 66th day without food. In 1994, Singapore caned American... Read more
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The Irish Times
The Chilean Bobby Sands: a protest poem by Carmen BerenguerIt was in 1983 that the Chilean poet Carmen Berenguer self-published her first
The Chilean Bobby Sands: a protest poem by Carmen Berenguer
The Irish Times / Posted yesterday
It was in 1983 that the Chilean poet Carmen Berenguer self-published her first poetry book. It was entitled Bobby Sands desfallece en el muro (Bobby Sands Expires at the Wall) and it caught her readers’ attention from its very title. Who was this... Read more
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The Irish Times
Emaciating machismo: masculinity, murals and memorialising hunger strikesin a steely skin-armour, but flesh and blood. Not that all murals are the same
Emaciating machismo: masculinity, murals and memorialising hunger strikes
The Irish Times / Posted yesterday
in a steely skin-armour, but flesh and blood. Not that all murals are the same – some, like the famous image of Bobby Sands on the Falls Road, show him smiling: the picture of health. What’s more, many of the fragile bodies of the hunger... Read more
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The Irish Times
The Irish in Britain, the British Labour movement and the hunger strikes(CLPs) and faced questions from Labour MPs. In British local elections some vot
The Irish in Britain, the British Labour movement and the hunger strikes
The Irish Times / Posted yesterday
(CLPs) and faced questions from Labour MPs. In British local elections some voters marked their ballot papers with either Bobby Sands or H-Blocks. There were noisy street protests. However, in comparison to the size of the Irish population in... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Hunger striker's family blasts Sinn Fein for turning commemoration into an 'electioneering stunt'35 years ago, was turned into an publicity stunt," the O'Hara family said in a
Hunger striker's family blasts Sinn Fein for turning commemoration into an 'electioneering stunt'
Belfast Telegraph / Posted yesterday
35 years ago, was turned into an publicity stunt," the O'Hara family said in a statement. "Even using the image of Bobby Sands and his election campaign in an attempt to woo voters was a mockery and a distortion of truth and... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Today in HistorySecretariat won the Kentucky Derby, the first of his Triple Crown victories. I
Today in History
Berkshire Eagle / Posted yesterday
Secretariat won the Kentucky Derby, the first of his Triple Crown victories. In 1981, Irish Republican Army hunger-striker Bobby Sands died at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland in his 66th day without food. In 1994, Singapore caned American... Read more
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The Escanaba Daily Press
AlmanacSecretariat won the Kentucky Derby, the first of his Triple Crown victories. I
Almanac
The Escanaba Daily Press / Posted yesterday
Secretariat won the Kentucky Derby, the first of his Triple Crown victories. In 1981, Irish Republican Army hunger-striker Bobby Sands died at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland in his 66th day without food. In 1994, Singapore caned American... Read more
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The Star
Waterloo, N.Y., observed a day honoring the fallen soldiers of the Civil WaSecretariat won the Kentucky Derby, the first of his Triple Crown victories.In
Waterloo, N.Y., observed a day honoring the fallen soldiers of the Civil Wa
The Star / Posted yesterday
Secretariat won the Kentucky Derby, the first of his Triple Crown victories.In 1981, Irish Republican Army hunger-striker Bobby Sands died at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland in his 66th day without food.In 1994, Singapore caned American... Read more
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The Jacksonville Daily News
Waterloo, N.Y., observed a day honoring the fallen soldiers of the Civil WaSecretariat won the Kentucky Derby, the first of his Triple Crown victories.In
Waterloo, N.Y., observed a day honoring the fallen soldiers of the Civil Wa
The Jacksonville Daily News / Posted yesterday
Secretariat won the Kentucky Derby, the first of his Triple Crown victories.In 1981, Irish Republican Army hunger-striker Bobby Sands died at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland in his 66th day without food.In 1994, Singapore caned American... Read more
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New Bern Sun Journal
Waterloo, N.Y., observed a day honoring the fallen soldiers of the Civil WaSecretariat won the Kentucky Derby, the first of his Triple Crown victories.In
Waterloo, N.Y., observed a day honoring the fallen soldiers of the Civil Wa
New Bern Sun Journal / Posted yesterday
Secretariat won the Kentucky Derby, the first of his Triple Crown victories.In 1981, Irish Republican Army hunger-striker Bobby Sands died at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland in his 66th day without food.In 1994, Singapore caned American... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Waterloo, N.Y., observed a day honoring the fallen soldiers of the Civil WaSecretariat won the Kentucky Derby, the first of his Triple Crown victories.In
Waterloo, N.Y., observed a day honoring the fallen soldiers of the Civil Wa
Kinston Free Press / Posted yesterday
Secretariat won the Kentucky Derby, the first of his Triple Crown victories.In 1981, Irish Republican Army hunger-striker Bobby Sands died at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland in his 66th day without food.In 1994, Singapore caned American... Read more
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The Irish Times
‘The Men of Art have lost their heart’: poetry and the hunger strikesIn his poem, The Crime of Castlereagh, Bobby Sands turned his pen against the p
‘The Men of Art have lost their heart’: poetry and the hunger strikes
The Irish Times / Posted 2 days ago
In his poem, The Crime of Castlereagh, Bobby Sands turned his pen against the poetic establishment. Taking a form loosely based on Oscar Wilde’s Ballad of Reading Gaol, Sands detailed the conditions in the Long Kesh/Maze prison, and railed against... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Gerry Adams is used to pulling the 'our shared oppression' line, but tweet will hurt him in USblack workers. Artfully, he linked British oppression to black people and to t
Gerry Adams is used to pulling the 'our shared oppression' line, but tweet will hurt him in US
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
black workers. Artfully, he linked British oppression to black people and to the people of west Belfast, ending with the Bobby Sands quote, aimed at impressing the downtrodden blacks as much as the Irish-Americans: "Our revenge will be the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
McCartney sisters attack plan to honour Provo chief Davisonrepublican struggle. Our very own Gerard Jock Davison". The advertisement show
McCartney sisters attack plan to honour Provo chief Davison
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
republican struggle. Our very own Gerard Jock Davison". The advertisement shows a photograph of Davison beside images of Bobby Sands, Che Guevara, and James Connolly. Ms McCartney said: "There was nothing legendary about Jock Davison. "It does... Read more
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indieWIRE
5 New Must-See Documentaries From the 2016 Hot Docs Festivaland comprehensive films ever made about the Troubles, Brendan Byrne’s new docum
5 New Must-See Documentaries From the 2016 Hot Docs Festival
indieWIRE / Posted 7 days ago
and comprehensive films ever made about the Troubles, Brendan Byrne’s new documentary begins as an intimate chronicle of Bobby Sands’ fatal hunger strike before widening into a study of colonialism as a war of attrition. Sands — who, in 1981,... Read more
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Variety
Toronto’s Hot Docs Launches With ‘League of Exotique Dancers’them Tiffany Hsiung’s “The Apology” (the legacy of sex slavery in Japanese-occu
Toronto’s Hot Docs Launches With ‘League of Exotique Dancers’
Variety / Posted 7 days ago
them Tiffany Hsiung’s “The Apology” (the legacy of sex slavery in Japanese-occupied Asia circa WWII), Brendan Byrne’s “Bobby Sands: 66 Days” (which draws from Sands’ hunger-strike diary), Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s “Angry Inuk” (Inuit youth defend... Read more
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RTE News
Mattress Mick film sets up sleeper hit in spring teasercinemas later this year. Also screening at Hot Docs will be Irish director Bre
Mattress Mick film sets up sleeper hit in spring teaser
RTE News / Posted 9 days ago
cinemas later this year. Also screening at Hot Docs will be Irish director Brendan J Byrne's hunger strike documentary Bobby Sands: 66 Days and Pieter-Jan De Pue's The Land of the Enlightened, a Belgian/Irish/Dutch/German co-production which... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Nothing less than abolition of Irish Water will do, says McDonaldby reigniting and reawakening the spirit of the United Irishmen and women, the
Nothing less than abolition of Irish Water will do, says McDonald
Irish Examiner / Posted 13 days ago
by reigniting and reawakening the spirit of the United Irishmen and women, the spirit of the Easter Rebels, the spirit of Bobby Sands. The laughter of our children, our children cherished equally will be the mark of our success, the measure of a... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
It wasn't the toxic atmosphere many predicted but perhaps one day the songs at an Old Firm game will be about the footballCatholic Church. Rangers died, according to the Celtic support. As a retort, t
It wasn't the toxic atmosphere many predicted but perhaps one day the songs at an Old Firm game will be about the football
EveningTimes Online / Posted 19 days ago
Catholic Church. Rangers died, according to the Celtic support. As a retort, the Rangers end helpfully reminded us that Bobby Sands had also passed away. There were very few songs about their actual teams or the players. Maybe that will come... Read more
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heraldscotland
Old Firm Analysis: Perhaps one day the songs at Old Firm game will be about the footballCatholic Church. Rangers died, according to the Celtic support. As a retort, t
Old Firm Analysis: Perhaps one day the songs at Old Firm game will be about the football
heraldscotland / Posted 19 days ago
Catholic Church. Rangers died, according to the Celtic support. As a retort, the Rangers end helpfully reminded us that Bobby Sands had also passed away. There were very few songs about their actual teams or the players. Maybe that will come... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Misnomers and myths abound in Sinn Fein telling of 1916of failed states like Venezuela. He'll be reminding everyone that the assembly
Misnomers and myths abound in Sinn Fein telling of 1916
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 25 days ago
of failed states like Venezuela. He'll be reminding everyone that the assembly elections are on the anniversary of Bobby Sands' death, and peddling old comforting myths again. I don't expect him to get his history right, but I wish he'd... Read more
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Daily Record
IRA's failed bid to assassinate the Queenthe water, tensions in Northern Ireland that month were at an all-time high. Th
IRA's failed bid to assassinate the Queen
Daily Record / Posted 27 days ago
the water, tensions in Northern Ireland that month were at an all-time high. The death of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands at the Maze prison on the 5th sparked fierce rioting in nationalist areas and an upsurge in IRA attacks. While... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Conspiracy of silence that has clipped the wings of a potential tourism high-flyer for Ulster Aviation Societysaid that Long Kesh, as republicans prefer to call it, is virtually holy ground
Conspiracy of silence that has clipped the wings of a potential tourism high-flyer for Ulster Aviation Society
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 30 days ago
said that Long Kesh, as republicans prefer to call it, is virtually holy ground to them. That is where revered martyrs like Bobby Sands died. So, we can theorise a little further and suppose that the two top ministers in the Executive cannot agree... Read more
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The Irish Times
Laundered diesel and Black and Tan boot polish: the Rising gets an artful injection of mischiefwill venerate Patrick Pearse (shown as the Virgin of Guadeloupe), Cuchulainn –
Laundered diesel and Black and Tan boot polish: the Rising gets an artful injection of mischief
The Irish Times / Posted a month ago
will venerate Patrick Pearse (shown as the Virgin of Guadeloupe), Cuchulainn – the “ultimate Irish macho hero” – and Bobby Sands, among others. There will be “smuggled cigarettes” and “laundered diesel”. Visitors will be able to buy a... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Daughter of Enniskillen victims slams Owen Carron's cold dismissal of 1987 atrocity - 'he saw lives as expendable, now he cowardly hides behind the law down south'the minds of the next generation of our young people." Mr Carron worked as an
Daughter of Enniskillen victims slams Owen Carron's cold dismissal of 1987 atrocity - 'he saw lives as expendable, now he cowardly hides behind the law down south'
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 1 months ago
the minds of the next generation of our young people." Mr Carron worked as an election agent for IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands in April 1981. He went on to succeed Sands as MP following his death in the Maze. He subsequently lost the seat... Read more

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