Liam Clarke at the weekend wrote an opinion piece which backs Richard O’Rawe’s claim that the H Block hunger strikes were sustained over an artifically long period to ensure the election of Owen Carron, Bobby Sands’ election agent. An Phoblacht this week provides some of its readers with the opportunity to refute O’Rawe’s allegation. Hat tip to Balrog.
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