The Irish News followed up Monday’s coverage of the hunger strike controversy with a further special focus in Tuesday’s edition. It contained viewpoints from the SDLP and unionists, Ruairi O Bradaigh, Brendan Duddy, Willie Gallagher and Ed Moloney, and featured an article by former hunger striker Gerard Hodgins. It also looked at the question of an Irish government mole in the prison and reviewed the FOI documents obtained by the Sunday Times earlier this year. Slugger is still sifting through the volume of material and will be taking a closer look at significant pieces when time permits. Comprehensive archive site on the events of the Hunger Strike: July 1981
Earlier on Slugger:
Updated Timeline and Upcoming Discussion Brian Rowan and Brendan Duddy to speak at Feile
Gulladuff: More Heat Than Light Gerry Adams meets with some of the families of some of the hunger strikers.
Gerry Adams to meet Hunger Strikers Families; Inquiry Sought Families of the hunger strikers call for a public inquiry; Adams arranges meeting
This is a huge opportunity and I feel theres a potential here to end this Bik McFarlane miraculously recovers his memory and completely backtracks on every denial he had made previously, while also making up new, contradictory details never before mentioned
I will not be attending and will not send a representative Gerry Adams refuses to attend public meeting about the hunger strikes; extremely revealing discussion in the comments section
1981 Hunger Strike Truth Commission Includes text of British document of July offer and transcript of Willie Gallaghers speech at the Derry meeting
The Truth is a Heartbreaking Thing Initial summary of Derry meeting
Upcoming Debate: What is the Truth Behind the Hunger Strike? Announcement of public meeting and note of Radio Foyle debate between Raymond McCartney and Richard O’Rawe (also discussed on The Pensive Quill: A Shifting Narrative)
When in a hole… Contrasts between Danny Morrison’s position and previously published accounts of the time
What were the hunger strikers told? Questions emerge that cast doubt on what the hunger strikers knew when about what negotiations were being conducted on their behalf by the Adams subcommittee.