McGuinness Legacy: The Futility of Violence

The death of Martin McGuinness provoked strong reactions from both those who held him in high esteem and from those who were unable to forgive him for his leading role in the Provisional IRA. The breadth of reactions demonstrates the depth of the fault lines that run through Northern politics, as well as the proximity […]

‘Ninety Miles from Dublin’: The 1981 hunger strike; what it meant and why it happened.

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the 1981 H-Blocks hunger strike in which ten Irish republicans died. The average age of the dead men was 25, with the youngest two, O’Hara and McElwee, aged 23. In Ireland’s most recent history, the 1981 hunger strike is a stand-out moment. It was a crucial event in […]


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