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Key Events - The Hunger Strike of 1981

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Page Compiled: Fionnuala McKenna and Martin Melaugh
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The DRAFT information on the Hunger Strikes of 1981 is divided into a number of subsections below.
(If any user has information about these events and is interested in making a contribution to the following pages, they should read the CAIN guidelines for contributions and then contact the CAIN Project Manager by email.)

  • Selected reading list

  • Summary of main events

  • Chronology of events

  • Names of the dead and others who took part

  • Background events
    • Ross, F. Stuart. (2011). Chapter 5: Hunger Strike (October-December 1980), from, Smashing H-Block: The Popular Campaign against Criminalization and the Irish Hunger Strikes 1976-1982. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. ... [17512]
  • Further details of the main events

  • Details of source material


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