October 2021

Gerry Adams Address to the Springfield (MA) Hunger Strike Commemoration

Friends of Sinn Féin | 10/26/2021 Springfield Massachusetts Remembers the 1981 Hunger Strikers.  In a well-attended commemoration in the Rose Garden in Forest Park, wreaths were laid and songs were sung to remember the 1981 Hunger Strikers.  Speeches were made by Chairman of the Friends of Ireland Caucus Rep. Richard Neal, Mayor Domenic. J. Sarno […]

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Remembering the 1981 Hunger Strikes with Laurence McKeown Former Hunger Striker.

Friends of Sinn Féin | 10/19/2021 Laurence McKeown joined the fast after the deaths of Bobby Sands, Francis Hughes, Raymond McCreesh, and Patsy O’Hara. During his time on Hunger Strike, six more prisoners would die.  Confined to the Prisoner hospital with the other Hunger Strikers, after 70 days without food Laurence lapsed into a coma.

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