On this day (15 March, 1981), forty years ago, Bellaghy IRA Volunteer Francis Hughes joins Bobby Sands on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh.

His biography, published in An Phoblacht/Republican News in 1981, can be read here.

Many tributes have been paid to the Irish freedom fighter; among the best is this in song, sung live by Christy Moore.