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    Hunger Strike,Margaret Thatcher's Battle with the IRA, 1980 - 1981

    Hunger Strike,Margaret Thatcher's Battle with the IRA, 1980 - 1981

    When Margaret Thatcher died in April of this year, Gerry Adams, leader of Sinn Féin, offered a withering assessment of her, arguing that she would be ‘especially remembered for her shameful role during the epic hunger strikes of 1980 and 81’ and suggested that ‘her Irish policy failed miserably’. The hunger strikes of 1980, and more significantly of 1981, created ten martyrs for the Irish Republican pantheon. While Thatcher has been demonised for her role in these deaths since 1981, more recently questions have surfaced about the role of the republican leadership. Now, with the release of recently declassified documents, ...

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