1981 Irish hunger strike Essays

  • The Short and Long Term Effects of the Hunger-Strikes in Northern Ireland

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    The Short and Long Term Effects of the Hunger-Strikes in Northern Ireland The hunger-strikes of 1980 and 1981 had highly significant consequences for Northern Ireland nationally and internationally. While at first they polarised the community, they eventually led to the beginnings of peace in Northern Ireland. Soon after Direct Rule was introduced in Northern Ireland in March 1972 Westminster created a new department, the Northern Ireland Office, which had responsibility for Irelandwhile

  • Modern Ireland: Past, Present, and Future

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    Past, Present, and Future Hunger is a film written by Edna Walk and Steve McQueen and also directed by Steve McQueen. McQueen, an Englishman, is known in the art industry for having a very creative and detailed eye for identifying, capturing, and magnifying the slightest detail and assigning it a multitudinous of different contextual meanings. Hunger, McQueen’s first feature film, does not disappoint or deviate from his artistic fashion and as a result, Hunger brings to life the political, social

  • Life Behind Bars

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    main impact was the strikes that they helped create together that represented the hurt and struggles they endured during their confinement not only suffering in the camps, but in the war itself as well. In 1980, four hundred men and women prisoners banded together to create an uprising in hopes of making a difference. The protest movement was named the “Blanket Protest” which consisted of two major hunger strikes. The first hunger strike occurred the same year where the Irish Republican Prisoners

  • Analysis of Roddy Doyle´s A Star Called Henry

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    privately wanting to be like somebody else. If everybody was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes” (Mark Twain, 2013). Chronicles of Irish history will enlighten us of the tales and chains of events that have transpired in order for our country to be represented as it is today. Strong, peerless figures who represented the tales and allegories of Irish history will be present in these historical events, stories that were bequeathed down through generations, narratives that were adopted and

  • Conflict in Northern Ireland

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    how the problems should be solved. In Northern Ire... ... middle of paper ... ...mands. After the Hunger strikes of 1981 the Nationalist received much international sympathy. Also much support for the IRA increased which was shown when over 50,000 people attended the funeral of Bobby Sands. The support for Sinn Fein also grew in consequence to the Hunger strikes. The hunger strikes fueled much discontent among the people. Conclusion In my view out of all the four events which I have

  • The Troubles in Ireland

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    the way back to 12th century, but in 1606 some British settlers also named “planters” immigrated to Ireland and took control of the Plantation of Ulster, Because of this a physical and mental fight began between the Planters(Protestant’s) and the Irish(Catholics). Over the next 100 years, thousands of Catholics would be forced to move elsewhere in the country and have to resettle their lives because more and more land would be seized by the English Protestants. In fact by 1703, 90% of the land

  • Donnelly V Dunn Summary

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    FJB16153 Case Comment Offensive behaviour football matches: Donnelly v Dunn INTRODUCTION Donnelly v Dunn raises the point of whether necessary to prove accused appreciated behaviour threatening or offensive. It all so touches upon whether conviction for singing sectarian song at football match in breach of statute incompatible with European Convention on Human Rights 1950 article.7 because accused might not have appreciated it could be regarded as threating or offensive. THE FACTS Appeal by stated

  • History of Ireland

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    coast of Ireland. After a time Viking groups settled down and married the local Irish. An Irish king defeated the Vikings militarily at the Battle of Clontarf. Norman Invaders: Anglo-Norman invaded Ireland. Their influence was strong at the beginning. Irish language, lwas ans customs continues as before. Many of the Anglo.Normans, like the Vikings before them married the local Irish and became even more Irish than the Irish themselves. Religious Problems: Henry VIII replaced the Roman Catholic Church

  • Troubles in Northern Ireland from the IRA and British Government

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    INTRODUCTION Although much of the blame for the Troubles in Northern Ireland has fallen on the IRA as a terrorist group, the British government was responsible for numerous acts of state terrorism in the period. As a result of their frustration towards the situation in the North and their desperation to stop the IRA from wreaking havoc, the British Army and police acted in ways that one would not expect from the representatives of a world power in the late twentieth century. The British government

  • The Politics of Pope John Paul II

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    org/commissions/mass_media.html> Glendon, Mary Ann. Public Acts of Contrition Spin Out of Control <http://www.vatican.va/ jubilee_2000/magazine/documents/ju_mag_01071997_p-26_en.html> Hennigan, Aidan. "Thatcher Unyielding." Irish Press 21 November 1980: p. 1 John Paul II." Encyclopædia Britannica 2003 Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 4 Mar, 2003 < http://search.eb.com/eb/article?eu=44848 >. John Paul II, the Holy See <http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/index