Martin Hurson

1981 Irish Hungerstrikers

** I am sorry I did not get this posted on Sunday

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MARTIN HURSON BEGINS HUNGER STRIKE – 29 MAY 1981

“On May 29th…Martin joined the hunger strike, replacing South Derryman Brendan McLoughlin who was forced to drop out because of a burst stomach ulcer.

In the Free State general election in June, Martin was a candidate in Longford/Westmeath, and although missing election, obtained almost four-and-a-half thousand first preference votes, and over a thousand transfers, before being eliminated at the end of the sixth count, outlasting two Labour candidates and a Fine Gael contender.”

>>>Read Martin’s biography

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