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  • An Avoidable Tragedy: Long Kesh 1981

    January 9, 2012 @ 12:15 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Every year I am assigned with colleagues to peruse the newly-released State Papers. It’s a pity to have to absent oneself from the current political scene for a while, especially when there is so much happening in the contemporary world. But it is also quite informative to read through the internal government documents of yesteryear and you frequently gain a fresh insight into events that, in the present writer’s case, you actually lived through. (more…)

  • New perspective on Long Kesh hunger-strike

    December 30, 2011 @ 10:42 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

     Once more into the blog, dear friends, and a Happy New Year to all our customers. Your comments on the following would be welcome. It’s an analysis piece for today’s Irish Times attempting to put the events of 1981 in perspective. Today, the State Papers from that year are released to public view under the 30-year rule. Now read on:


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