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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

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# Bobby sands
'It doesn't diminish': The legacy of the 1981 hunger strikes, 40 years on
This Monday will mark 40 years since Bobby Sands went on hunger strike.
'The hunger strikes had begun just as Barry McGuigan started training for his professional debut'
Donald McRae looks at the early days of the acclaimed Irish boxer and the background from which he came.
Grandmother launches hunger strike at Dáil gates in protest over Ireland's climate policies
Patricia Devlin (73) is taking on the four-day strike in hopes of meeting Environment Minister Richard Bruton.
# hunger strikes
Phil Coulter says he declined OBE because he didn't like Margaret Thatcher
The songwriter disagreed with how Thatcher treated hunger strikers and miners in the 1980s.
# hunger strikes
'They set out to cause serious injury': 35 years since 200 were hospitalised in 'the Battle of Merrion Street'
Tomorrow marks the anniversary of a confrontation between gardaí and protesters on the doorstep of the British Embassy.
# hunger strikes
Cloverhill inmates coaxed down from prison roof with snack boxes
Negotiators spoke with the prisoners for over 12 hours.
# Guantánamo
Guantanamo is a legal no man's land that 'needs to be closed'
President Barack Obama says he does not want any inmates to die as about 100 prisoners continue a hunger strike.
# margaret thatcher
6 key moments that defined Margaret Thatcher's relationship with Ireland
Assassination attempts, the Hunger Strikes, and historic agreements were just some of the events involving Britain and Ireland that took place during the Iron Lady’s 11 years as Prime Minister.
# Iron Lady
Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher dies at 87
The former Conservative leader and three-time prime minister suffered a stroke and died peacefully, a spokesman says.
# State Papers
Gerry Adams questions Bobby Sands hunger strike claim
The Sinn Féin leader said claims in State papers that Sands offered to end his hunger strike would be “totally out of character”.
# State Papers
In pictures: State papers reveal new details about hunger strikes and Stardust
Gaddafi’s intervention in the hunger strikes, Thatcher’s concessions and an advisor to Charlie Haughey who wasn’t best pleased with the state broadcaster. All revealed today…
# t-shirt
Sinn Féin pulls 'Thatcher's grave' t-shirt from online store
A t-shirt showing silhouettes dancing at the Iron Lady’s grave is withdrawn, after being slammed by Unionist politicians.
# Bobby sands
Security 'concerns' that dissidents will use Sands anniversary to launch attacks
The 30th anniversary of the death of hunger striker Bobby Sands is being commemorated today.