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Leaflets from Kevin Lynch- H-Block -1981 General Election -Waterford January 3, 2014

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From the 1981 General Election Leaflets from Hunger Striker Kevin Lynch who was running in Waterford. He polled 3,337 votes but failed to win a seat. He died on the 1st August 1981.
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“Don’t Let More Prisoners Die In The Blocks” -June 1981 Leaflet from Cabra H-Block Group October 8, 2013


From late June 1981 a leaflet issued by the Dublin7/ Cabra H-Block Group “Don’t Let More Prisoners Die In The Blocks” .At this stage four of the Hunger Strikers had died. Bobby Sands, Kieran Doherty and Paddy Agnew had all been elected to The Dail or Westminster. The leaflet also advertises activities that were coming up.
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1981 H Block/ Armagh Committee leaflet looking to build support among the Trade Union movement for the Hunger Strike. May 2, 2013

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From July 1981 (at which stage six of the Hunger Strikers had died) a leaflet from the H Block /Armagh Committee looking to build support among the Trade Union movement for the Hunger Strikers and their demands.
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“To All GAA Fans… Support The Hunger Strikers” leaflet April 24, 2013

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From the 1981 Hunger Strike a leaflet “To All GAA Fans… Support The Hunger Strikers”. The leaflet give details of how the GAA Central Council had issued a directive that no support by any part of the GAA should be given to the H-Block Campaign as it  was ‘Party Political’ . The GAA had previously supported the Hunger Strikers five demands.

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Hunger Strike Memorial card issued by The Royal Victoria Hospital Workers Against H-Block/Armagh October 17, 2012


A Hunger Strike Memorial card issued by The Royal Victoria Hospital Workers Against H-Block/Armagh.
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“Stand up to Britain -Vote McAllister -Vote the prisoners No. 1″- Tom McAllister -H Block -Clare 1981 General Election August 29, 2012

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From the 1981 General Election a poster for H-Block candidate Tom McAllister who was running in Clare. “Stand up to Britain -Vote T. McAllister -Vote the prisoners No. 1″
McAllister (an INLA prisoner) polled 2,120 votes.
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1981 Leaflet calling for Irish Americans to Boycott British goods until “Britain restores full independence to the whole of Ireland” August 21, 2012

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From 1981, during the Hunger Strike ,a leaflet from the Manhattan Unit Publicity Committee of Northern Aid calling for Irish Americans to Boycott British goods until “Britain restores full independence to the whole of Ireland”.
The Leaflet also mentions the visit of Prince Charles and The Royal Ballet to New York .
Many thanks to the sender.

 

 
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