Bobby Sands’ 25th Anniversary

Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of the death of probably the most internationally recognised Irish republican of the modern era, IRA hunger-striker, Bobby Sands. There are numerous commemorations and events planned across Ireland to mark the event. One such event is a Question and Answers session planned for the Balmoral Hotel, Belfast on Saturday at 1pm. The twin themes for the gathering are ‘The legacy of the 1981 Hunger Strike’ and ‘A Vision of Ireland in 2016.’ The panellists include Alan McBride, Chris McGimpsey, John Finucane and Toireasa Ferris. All are welcome to attend what should be an interesting discussion.
Meanwhile, Radio Ulster’s Arts Extra tonight carried a discussion on the writings of Bobby Sands, with contributions from Danny Morrison and Fintan O’Toole