Monday, March 20, 2006

Hunger Strike Exhibition stalled

A plan by Sinn Fein at QUB to commemorate the Hunger Strikes was stalled when they failed to get information on the event, in on time. They were required to supply additional information at the request of the SU Executive, this prevented the event receiving consent in time for the anniversary.

It is believed that the group was hoping to hold an exhibition to mark the event when IRA prisoners went on hunger strike in protest against the British government, who had removed special status from paramilitary prisoners in Northern Ireland. A similar exhibition on 'Collusion' was organised by Sinn Fein last year. It took place in the Students' Union and angered many unionist students.

Bobby Sands was the first of ten republican prisoners to die and two weeks ago Denis O'Hearn, a Professor of Sociology at Queen's University, launched a book about Mr Sands at St Mary's College.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Wee Billie from the Shankill... said...

The only people angered by the 'collusion' exhition last year were political dinosaurs who fail to see that the issue is not only a large part of Republican ideology and mindset, but also HAPPENED. We must therefore address it in order to move the 6 counties on, just as we must also address (and indeed, hopefully are in the process of doing) Bloody Sunday....

3/20/2006 7:13 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.sluggerotoole.com/index.php/weblog/comments/the_two_way_problem_with_collusion/

3/20/2006 9:39 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wee billie...collusion may or may not have happened but maybe you need to move on.

Bloody sunday? Wha about the kingsmill massacre, omagh, bloody friday, the shankill bombin...

two sides to every story.

3/20/2006 10:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we'll always remember you.... jimmy sands

3/21/2006 7:47 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are going to have an exhibition for IRA hungerstrike prisoners, who I note, where in prison for terrorist activities, would that then make it ok for loyalists to hold an exhibition, 'glorifying' Loyalist prisoners who died in jail. Such as, LVF supporters having an exhibition for Kig Rat etc.

I don't think so, at the end of the day, these people are best left in the past were they belong, Loyalist or Republican.

3/31/2006 2:15 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are going to have an exhibition for IRA hungerstrike prisoners, who I note, where in prison for terrorist activities, would that then make it ok for loyalists to hold an exhibition, 'glorifying' Loyalist prisoners who died in jail. Such as, LVF supporters having an exhibition for Kig Rat etc.

I don't think so, at the end of the day, these people are best left in the past were they belong, Loyalist or Republican.

3/31/2006 2:16 pm  

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