Gerry Adams Address to the Springfield (MA) Hunger Strike Commemoration
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by Friends of Sinn Féin
2y ago
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 and former Hunger Striker Pat Sheehan MLA. Pat remembered lost friends, spoke of his own experiences of surviving 55 days on Hunger Strike and his hopes for the future.  The Irish Proclamation was read by Caroline Murray JD and the event ended with music from Deidre ..read more
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Remembering the 1981 Hunger Strikes with Laurence McKeown Former Hunger Striker.
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by Friends of Sinn Féin
2y ago
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. When unconscious his family authorized medical intervention to save his life and end his hunger strike.  On his return from the hospital, Laurence re-joined the fellow Irish Republican Prisoners in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh prison.  He was centrally involved in compiling and e ..read more
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Meet Mairéad Farrell newly elected Sinn Féin TD for Galway West
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by Friends of Sinn Féin
3y ago
In this episode Jay interviews Mairéad Farrell the Sinn Féin TD for Galway West and spokesperson for Public Spending and Reform. Mairéad details how and why she joined Sinn Féin, her connections with Belfast, what its like to win and lose elections and her hopes for the future.   ..read more
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"Unquiet Graves" Director Sean Murray in Conversation
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by Friends of Sinn Féin
3y ago
Director Sean Murray speaks to FOSF about his film 'Unquiet Graves' the story of murder, collusion and the notorious Glenanne Gang. This powerful conversation will leave you shocked and moved. Thanks to Sean for sitting down with us to talk about the experience of filming it and the risks that went along with it. We truly hope you enjoy! To learn more visit www.unquietgraves.com ..read more
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John Finucane and British Government Cover up of the Murder of His Father.
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by Friends of Sinn Féin
3y ago
Exclusive update for North America with Sinn Fein MP for North Belfast John Finucane. John speaks out about the latest cover-up from the British Government, Irish-America's support and what's next in the search for justice and truth ..read more
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Danny Morrison - Spokesperson for Bobby Sands, writer and life long Irish Republican Activist
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by Friends of Sinn Féin
3y ago
JOIN US TO REMEMBER THE HUNGER STRIKERS. Not to be missed interview with Danny Morrison spokesperson in 1981 for Bobby Sands, Author and life long Irish Republican activist ..read more
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Meet André Murphy Justice Campaigner and United Irelander
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by Friends of Sinn Féin
3y ago
Born into a working class Dublin family, Andrée is part the Ireland Futures Group preparing the groundwork for Irish unity. Andrée is a columnist for Anderstontown News and also works for Relatives for Justice, where she campaigns for justice for victims of the conflict. Enjoy this inspiring conversation with a woman of many talents ..read more
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6000 Days in Long Kesh Prison - The Story of Jim (Jaz) McCann
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by Friends of Sinn Féin
3y ago
Thursday 8th July 2021 marks the 40th Anniversary of the death of Joe McDonnell on Hunger Strike in Long Kesh Prison.  To mark the anniversary we are very proud to present an interview with his friend, fellow prisoner, and author Jim (Jaz) McCann.  Jaz spent 17 years in Long Kesh. Jailed at the age of 20, he was on the Blanket and No-Wash protests. He details the routine brutality of the prison regime that led to the 1981 Hungers Strikes and the deaths of 10 republican prisoners. Within 2 years of the ending of the hunger strike, Jaz was one of 38 Irish Republican Prisoners that es ..read more
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Who and What is Friends of Sinn Féin - Interview with Mark Guilfoyle FoSF President
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by Friends of Sinn Féin
3y ago
How did a Kentucky lawyer become head of Friends of Sinn Féin USA? What does the group do and what does the future hold for Ireland and the US?  Friends of Sinn Féin President, Mark Guilfoyle answers these questions and many more in his own informed and engaging fashion.   As Mark says, Friends of Sinn Féin is about building friends of Irish Unity ..read more
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What's Happening in Ireland- An Update with Ciarán Quinn Sinn Féin Representative to the US
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by Friends of Sinn Féin
3y ago
Over the past number of weeks the largest Unionist party, the DUP, has sacked two leaders. The instability and refusal to honor agreements are threatening the institutions of the Good Friday Agreement.  In this interview, Ciarán Quinn Sinn Féin representative to North America gives an overview of political developments ..read more
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