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Irish Central
Sinn Féin was never offered deal after four hunger strikers died, says MI5 officialA top British official has finally put to rest a conspiracy theory that a settl
Sinn Féin was never offered deal after four hunger strikers died, says MI5 official
Irish Central / Posted 5 hours ago
A top British official has finally put to rest a conspiracy theory that a settlement in the Bobby Sands hunger strike stand-off was refused by Sinn Féin's leaders and that refusal caused other hunger strikers to die needlessly. Former H Block... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Film about IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands becomes box office hitA film about IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands has become one of the most lucrativ
Film about IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands becomes box office hit
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
A film about IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands has become one of the most lucrative Northern Irish films ever. 66 Days has earned £110,000 at the box office only weeks after its release. The documentary-style production was created to give younger... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Bobby Sands 66 Days 'one of Northern Ireland's biggest ever films'The Bobby Sands Film 66 Days has become one of the most successful Northern Ire
Bobby Sands 66 Days 'one of Northern Ireland's biggest ever films'
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
The Bobby Sands Film 66 Days has become one of the most successful Northern Ireland film of all time. Brendan J. Byrne’s critically acclaimed documentary sparked controversy on its release with an outcry that public funds had been used to produce... Read more
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Scotsman
Timeline of Celtic’s disciplinary run-ins with Uefafine of around £42,000 is issued to the club after the Green Brigade unveils “i
Timeline of Celtic’s disciplinary run-ins with Uefa
Scotsman / Posted 6 days ago
fine of around £42,000 is issued to the club after the Green Brigade unveils “illicit” banners depicting IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands and Scottish historical figure William Wallace before Champions League group match with AC Milan. September... Read more
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Daily Record
Reality of hunger striker Bobby Sands lost in the myth says director of new filmHIS death in 1981 after 66 days on a prison hunger strike made headlines around
Reality of hunger striker Bobby Sands lost in the myth says director of new film
Daily Record / Posted 8 days ago
HIS death in 1981 after 66 days on a prison hunger strike made headlines around the world. Bobby Sands was the first of 10 Northern Irish Republican hunger strikers who lost their lives in a bid to secure political status behind bars. The... Read more
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The Irish Times
50 Irish graves to visit before you dierefuelling stop at Munich airport, killing Whelan and seven other United player
50 Irish graves to visit before you die
The Irish Times / Posted 11 days ago
refuelling stop at Munich airport, killing Whelan and seven other United players, as well as three of the coaching staff. Bobby Sands (1954-81)Milltown, Belfast Bobby Sands joined the republican movement at the age of 18, after years of... Read more
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International Business Times
Celtic in trouble again after waving Palestinian flag at match against Israeli sidechanting, censured banners and for the conduct of their fans. The largest fine
Celtic in trouble again after waving Palestinian flag at match against Israeli side
International Business Times / Posted 11 days ago
chanting, censured banners and for the conduct of their fans. The largest fine was £42,000 for banners of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands and William Wallace, leader of the wars for Scottish independence at the home defeat by AC Mi... Read more
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Aljazeera
Celtic v Hapoel Be'er Sheva: Sport and politics collidepreviously courted controversy for displays that protested against British wars
Celtic v Hapoel Be'er Sheva: Sport and politics collide
Aljazeera / Posted 13 days ago
previously courted controversy for displays that protested against British wars abroad as well as a banner remembering Bobby Sands, a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army who died while on hunger strike in 1981. And when hundreds of... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Media trend-setters ignore unionist songs Henry McDonald, on the low-intensity "cultural war" (the Bobby Sands' film be
Media trend-setters ignore unionist songs
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
Henry McDonald, on the low-intensity "cultural war" (the Bobby Sands' film being but one instance) between the traditions in Northern Ireland (Comment, August 10), writes of the absence of anything in the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Hunger strikers died for gay rights, claims Sinn Fein senator Fintan Warfieldpart included Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams and Deputy First Minister Martin
Hunger strikers died for gay rights, claims Sinn Fein senator Fintan Warfield
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
part included Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. On May 5, 1981 IRA prisoner Bobby Sands (27) became the first of 10 republicans to die on hunger strike at the Maze Prison - part of a campaign for... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Vince Vaughn's Belfast murals documentary set for Galway Film Fleadhthe Shankhill area of Belfast on March 14, 2009A republican mural off the Falls
Vince Vaughn's Belfast murals documentary set for Galway Film Fleadh
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
the Shankhill area of Belfast on March 14, 2009A republican mural off the Falls road area of Belfast on March 14, 2009The Bobby Sands mural, in the Falls Road area of BelfastBelfast murals. A football mural on the Albert Bridge Road in east... Read more
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The Irish Times
A former IRA gunman and hunger striker tells his storythe blanket and no-wash protests in the Maze prison in the late 1970s. He also
A former IRA gunman and hunger striker tells his story
The Irish Times / Posted 16 days ago
the blanket and no-wash protests in the Maze prison in the late 1970s. He also took part in the hunger strike in which Bobby Sands and nine other republican prisoners died in 1981. If it had been up to him McKeown would have been the 11th... Read more
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The Economic Times
Hunger strikes great for dramatic effect, but rarely bring desired resultto them. During the 1981hunger strikes in Northern Ireland, after six Irish rep
Hunger strikes great for dramatic effect, but rarely bring desired result
The Economic Times / Posted 16 days ago
to them. During the 1981hunger strikes in Northern Ireland, after six Irish republican prisoners had died, starting with Bobby Sands, the mother of a seventh hunger striker, Paddy Quinn, intervened and insisted on medical intervention to save his... Read more
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The Economic Times
Hunger strikes are great for dramatic effect, but they rarely bring desired result to participantsto them. During the 1981hunger strikes in Northern Ireland, after six Irish rep
Hunger strikes are great for dramatic effect, but they rarely bring desired result to participants
The Economic Times / Posted 16 days ago
to them. During the 1981hunger strikes in Northern Ireland, after six Irish republican prisoners had died, starting with Bobby Sands, the mother of a seventh hunger striker, Paddy Quinn, intervened and insisted on medical intervention to save his... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Film counters Bobby Sands docu-drama with the stories of 57 killed during the hunger strike Relatives of IRA murder victims have gathered to watch a film...
Film counters Bobby Sands docu-drama with the stories of 57 killed during the hunger strike
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 18 days ago
Relatives of IRA murder victims have gathered to watch a film... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Victims' group makes own film to counter hunger strike movie, 66 Daysstriker Bobby Sands Relatives of IRA murder victims have gathered to watch a f
Victims' group makes own film to counter hunger strike movie, 66 Days
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 18 days ago
striker Bobby Sands Relatives of IRA murder victims have gathered to watch a film produced to counter the portrayal of the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Victims' group makes own film to counterbalance hunger strike movie, 66 Daysstriker Bobby Sands Relatives of IRA murder victims have gathered to watch a f
Victims' group makes own film to counterbalance hunger strike movie, 66 Days
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 18 days ago
striker Bobby Sands Relatives of IRA murder victims have gathered to watch a film produced to counter the portrayal of the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Bobby Sands documentary has a vital piece missing...voice of the loyalist community A new movie about Bobby Sands is drawing in audiences while the totems of uni
Bobby Sands documentary has a vital piece missing...voice of the loyalist community
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 19 days ago
A new movie about Bobby Sands is drawing in audiences while the totems of unionism come under nightly attack... Henry McDonald reports back from the front line of a... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Trailer for IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands film 66 DaysVideo: Video: Trailer for IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands film 66...
Trailer for IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands film 66 Days
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 20 days ago
Video: Video: Trailer for IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands film 66... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Bishop Edward Daly death: He was a beacon of hope during Troublesand opposed Americans sending money to republican paramilitaries. He condemned
Bishop Edward Daly death: He was a beacon of hope during Troubles
Irish Examiner / Posted 20 days ago
and opposed Americans sending money to republican paramilitaries. He condemned the 1981 hunger strikes by the IRA in which Bobby Sands and nine others died and claimed young people were being used. However, he pressed for improvements in the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands film 66 Days breaks box office record A film about IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands broke an Irish box office recor
IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands film 66 Days breaks box office record
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 20 days ago
A film about IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands broke an Irish box office record after it opened last... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Pat Buckley: If the Moon had churches, Bishop Cahal Daly would have sent me there... it didn't, so Larne it waswere traumatic times. One Sunday a prison officer asked me to bring communion t
Pat Buckley: If the Moon had churches, Bishop Cahal Daly would have sent me there... it didn't, so Larne it was
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 21 days ago
were traumatic times. One Sunday a prison officer asked me to bring communion to a prisoner in the hospital wing - it was Bobby Sands. I asked him for a chat afterwards and he said: "Only if you're not going to preach at me." I told him I wasn't... Read more
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The Irish Times
Podcast: Bobby Sands film subverts ‘easily served up narratives’Thirty-five years after the hunger strikes that led to the death of Bobby Sands
Podcast: Bobby Sands film subverts ‘easily served up narratives’
The Irish Times / Posted 23 days ago
Thirty-five years after the hunger strikes that led to the death of Bobby Sands and nine other republican inmates of the Maze prison, Brendan J Byrne’s new documentary 66 Days is a part of the “first draft of history” – and could not have been made... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Widow 'sick to the stomach' over Bobby Sands 'It's disgusting to make a film about Bobby Sands... when I heard I was sick
Widow 'sick to the stomach' over Bobby Sands
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 24 days ago
'It's disgusting to make a film about Bobby Sands... when I heard I was sick to my stomach' By Jonathan McCambridge The widow of a policeman murdered by the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
PSNI chief's regret over Billy Wright poster rowplay parks named after people who have been controversial; this week we have se
PSNI chief's regret over Billy Wright poster row
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 24 days ago
play parks named after people who have been controversial; this week we have seen the 66 Days film (about hunger striker Bobby Sands) raise issues with one part of our community and talk about re-traumatising; we have books written; we have... Read more
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The Irish Times
Bobby Sands: 66 Days review: A gripping tale of terrible timesStructured around Sands’s decline, 66 Days powers us through a socio-political
Bobby Sands: 66 Days review: A gripping tale of terrible times
The Irish Times / Posted 24 days ago
Structured around Sands’s decline, 66 Days powers us through a socio-political maelstrom With the deadening inevitability of rain at a barbecue, Unionist politicians have complained about... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Sinn Fein is determined to keep control of Bobby Sands narrative and rewrite the past Republicans use the hunger striker's story to radicalise the next wave of par
Sinn Fein is determined to keep control of Bobby Sands narrative and rewrite the past
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 25 days ago
Republicans use the hunger striker's story to radicalise the next wave of party activists, says Nelson McCausland Sinn Fein is determined to keep control of Bobby... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Funding for Northern Ireland Troubles victims 'on brink of collapse'man William Russell, shot while investgating a burglary at the Avoca Shopping C
Funding for Northern Ireland Troubles victims 'on brink of collapse'
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 25 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
Bobby Sands 66 Days: Where are the films of terrorist atrocities? Asks William Frazer Hunger striker Bobby Sands' coffin, flanked by an IRA colour party, leaving h
Bobby Sands 66 Days: Where are the films of terrorist atrocities? Asks William Frazer
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 27 days ago
Hunger striker Bobby Sands' coffin, flanked by an IRA colour party, leaving his mother's home in Twinbrook.Bobby Sands' son Robert Gerald holds his mother's hand... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Dad snubs invite to Feile film as group linked to his son's UVF murderers is a sponsor of festivalas group linked to his son's UVF murderers is a sponsor of festival Raymond Mc
Dad snubs invite to Feile film as group linked to his son's UVF murderers is a sponsor of festival
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 27 days ago
as group linked to his son's UVF murderers is a sponsor of festival Raymond McCordStill from film about hunger striker Bobby Sands The father of a UVF murder victim has hit out at organisers of Feile an Phobail (West Belfast Festival) for... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Belfast premiere of Bobby Sands: 66 Days [Photos]Dougie Adams, Jane Adams, Cathy Gormley-Heenan and Ronan Heenan are pictured at
Belfast premiere of Bobby Sands: 66 Days [Photos]
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 28 days ago
Dougie Adams, Jane Adams, Cathy Gormley-Heenan and Ronan Heenan are pictured at the film premiere of Bobby Sands: 66 Days at the Omniplex Cinema at the Kennedy Centre in west Belfast. The premiere was hosted with Féile An Phobail and West Belfast... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
MP: Sands film screening will reopen wounds in town The screening of a documentary film about republican hunger striker Bobby San
MP: Sands film screening will reopen wounds in town
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 30 days ago
The screening of a documentary film about republican hunger striker Bobby Sands in Enniskillen will reopen old wounds from the Troubles, a unionist MP has warned. Ulster Unionist MP for Fermanagh... Read more
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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 a month 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 1 months 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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