Bobby Sands

Bobby Sands was an Irish Nationalist who led a hunger strike from prison in 1981. During the hunger strike he was elected a Member of Parliament for the Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency winning a very impressive 30,493 first preference votes.

Bobby Sands died after 66 days on hunger strike on May 5th 1981. Testament to the support he earned was the estimated attendance  of 100,000 mourners at his funeral, one of Ireland's largest ever funerals.

The French Photographer Yan Morvan covered Northern Ireland in 1981 when Bobby Sands, a member of the IRA, died on hunger strike. Mr Morvan's images are on display at the Visa pour l'Image festival in Perpignan, France … [Read more]

New Bobby Sands Exhibition

Bobby Sands Movie Makes TV debut

A DOCUMENTARY about Bobby Sands - which faced criticism from unionists after it emerged that public money had been used to make it - will make its television premiere on BBC NI at the weekend..[Read more]

66 Days Movie

Gerry Adams Retires

In a way the election of Bobby Sands in 1981 started what has become known as the Adams era in Sinn Féin, after over 30 years this has come to an end ... [Read more]

Gerry Adams Retires


Bobby Sands' mother dies

Rosaleen Sands, the mother of hunger striker Bobby Sands has died. Tributes have been led by Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams ... [Read more]

Rosaleen Sands has died