Bobby Sands MP
Officer Commanding IRA political prisoners, H-Blocks, Long Kesh. Born 9th March 1954, died 5th May 1981 after sixty-six days on hunger strike.
Twenty-seven-year old Bobby Sands, after enduring years of solitary confinement and beatings, led the 1981 hunger strike, during which he was elected as MP for the constituency of Fermanagh and South Tyrone in the north of Ireland.
Bobby became an international figure who to this day continues to inspire not just Irish republicans in their pursuit of freedom from British rule but people around the world struggling for their rights.
Sixty years ago next Sunday, 9th March, Bobby Sands was born in Rathcoole on the outskirts of North Belfast. Bobby died on hunger strike on 5th May, 1981, at the age of 27, followed... [Read more]
Former republican POW and blanket man Rab Kerr has just issued a pocket-sized new guide to Belfast murals as a follow up to his 2008 book, ‘Republican Belfast: A Political Tourist’s... [Read more]
“Today marks the 60th birthday of Bobby Sands. His name we’ll always remember, his sacrifice we’ll never forget. Today, I think of his parents and his siblings,... [Read more]
RT (Russia Today), the international multilingual Russian-based television network carries a feature by writer and commentator John Wight comparing Bobby Sands and Nelson Mandela.... [Read more]