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Attempts to end Northern Ireland hunger strike

Title
Attempts to end Northern Ireland hunger strike
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
31 Jul 1981
Year of production
1981
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Duration
00:04:27
Description
Report back on the ongoing hunger strike by Irish republican prisoners following 6 deaths and the imminent deaths of Kevin Lynch and Kieran Doherty, and on the attempts to get the strike called off, following the lack of movement from PM Margaret Thatcher. Male field and studio reporters not identified.
Contributors
None Identified
Keywords
Deaths; Political prisoners; Internal politics; Margaret Thatcher; Northern Ireland; UK; Terrorists; Prime ministers; Republicanism; Hunger; Government policy; Prisoners; Kevin Lynch; Kieran Doherty

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