1923 – A mass Hunger Strike is launched by Republican prisoners in Mountjoy Gaol in protest at their continued detention after the war’s end. The strike is joined by up to 8,000 Republican prisoners in prisons and camps around the country.

On 13 October 1923, Michael Kilroy, O/C of the IRA prisoners in Mountjoy, announced a mass strike by 300 prisoners, and it soon spread to other jails. Within days 7000 republicans were on hunger st…

Source: 1923 – A mass Hunger Strike is launched by Republican prisoners in Mountjoy Gaol in protest at their continued detention after the war’s end. The strike is joined by up to 8,000 Republican prisoners in prisons and camps around the country.

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