Other Resources about the Hunger Strikes
Bobby Sands Trust
Camloch 1981 Hunger Strike Committee
Celebration of Resistance Committee 1981-2001
Conflict Archive on the Internet: The Northern Ireland Conflict (1968
to the Present)
Also included on this site are examples of Hunger Strike and Prisoners
Hunger Strike 20th Anniversary 1981-2001
Hunger Strike Commemoration Committee 1981-2001
The Irish Hunger Strikes: A Commemorative Project
Irish Republican H-Block Martyrs
"The Legacy of Bobby Sands"
"A State Apart"
Beresford, David. Ten Men Dead: The Story of the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike. (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press) 1987.
Campbell, McKeown and O’Hagan, ed. Nor Meekly Serve My Time: The H Block Struggle 1976-1981. (Boston: Beacon Press) 1994.
Collins, Tom. The Irish Hunger Strike. (Dublin: White Island Book Co.) 1986.
Coogan, Tim Pat. On the Blanket. The H-Block Story. (Dublin :
Ward River Press) 1980.
Faul, Denis and Raymond Murray. Hunger Strikes: The Search for Solutions. (Armagh: The Authors) 1981.
McKeown, Laurence. Out of Time: Irish Republican Prisoners Long Kesh 1972-2000. (Beyond the Pale Publications, 2001). McKeown spent 70 days on hunger strike in 1981.
Rutherford, Graham. The New York Times and the Northern Ireland Hunger Strikes of 1980-1981. (Belfast: The author) 1985.
O’Hanlon, Ray. The New Irish Americans. (Boulder, CO: Roberts Rinehart) 1998.
O'Malley, Padraig. Biting at the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes and the Politics of Despair. (Belfast: Blackstaff Press) 1990.
Wilson, Andrew J. Irish America and the Ulster Conflict, 1968-1995. (Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press) 1995.
“Children of War: Out of the Horror, Amazing Strength,” Time Magazine Special Report (January 11, 1982), 33-37.
Hickey, Neil. “The Battle for Northern Ireland: How TV Tips the Balance,” TV Guide (Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 1981), 8-27.
Katz, Aviva. "The 1981 Irish Hunger Strike Struggle For Legitimacy or
Pathology Of Terrorism?" (M.A. thesis, Department of Political Science,
University Of Haifa) includes a section called "Reporting the Hunger Strike."
Mulcahy, A. “Claims-making and the Construction of Legitimacy: Press Coverage of the 1981 Northern Irish Hunger Strike,” Social Problems 42.4 (November 1995), 449-467.
Murray, Frank, “H-Block Hunger Strikes: A Paradox of Nonviolence,” Workshop in Nonviolence 17.14 (August 1, 1981), 4-10.
"Northern Ireland, A Turning Point? Hunger Strike Deaths, The Underlying Issues, Four Different Views," St. Anthony Messenger (November 1981), 20-31.
Paletz, David L., Peter Fozzard & John Z. Ayanian, "The I.R.A., the Red Brigades, and the F.A.L.N. in The New York Times," Journal of Communication 1982 32:2, pp. 162-171.
"The Last Hunger Striker" (60 min., Ireland, 1982) about Mickey Devine of the Irish National Liberation Army, the last man to die in the 1981 Hunger Strikes.
"The Will To Resist: The H-Block Hunger Strike" (70 min., Ireland, 1991), a look back at the events of 1981 after ten years.
"Some Mother's Son" (112 min., Ireland, 1996).