Lasting legacy of the H-Block hunger strikers

Bobby Sands had a more telling influence on Irish affairs than he could have anticipated.

6th May, 2006

Bobby Sands had a more telling influence on Irish affairs than he could have anticipated. It was also an influence that he may not have welcomed.

His decision to die in the struggle for ‘political status’ for republican prisoners has resulted in the peace process we enjoy today and that has involved the expiration of the organisation he served and died for.

It was Roy Mason, secretary of state for Northern Ireland in...

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