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#OTD in 1981 – Bobby Sands begins his hunger strike at Long Kesh prison. 

The choice of the start date was significant because it marked the fifth anniversary of the ending of special category status (1 March 1976). The main aim of the new strike was to achieve the reintroduction of political status for Republican prisoners. 346 more words

Irish History

Sara Ryan - Euphoric Recall - Official Video (2018)

“I’ve known Sara since childhood.Its been a joy to witness her young career, to hear her songwriting develop and her singing mature.
This young lady has a huge career ahead of her.” – Christy Moore.

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#OTD in 1981 – The Stardust Ballroom in Artane, Dublin goes up in flames; forty-eight young people are killed and more than 200 are injured.

Forty-eight young people die in a fire at the Stardust club in Artane, Dublin. After sitting for 122 days and hearing evidence from three hundred and sixty-three witnesses, a government report found that the fire was ‘probably started deliberately,’ a finding long deemed contentious. 833 more words

Irish History

Sinn Féin Leaders: It Rarely Ends Well

Amid all the hoopla surrounding Mary Lou McDonald becoming President of Sinn Féin (is she the second woman to hold the office?), few are pointing out that this kinda thing rarely ends well. 377 more words