“H-Block and its Background” a pamphlet from Denis Faul and Raymond Murray. Its text had originally appeared in a 1980 edition of ‘Doctrine and Life’. I’ve scanned and uploaded the pamphlet in pdf format here
“Don’t Let More Prisoners Die In The Blocks” -June 1981 Leaflet from Cabra H-Block Group October 8, 2013
From late June 1981 a leaflet issued by the Dublin7/ Cabra H-Block Group “Don’t Let More Prisoners Die In The Blocks” .At this stage four of the Hunger Strikers had died. Bobby Sands, Kieran Doherty and Paddy Agnew had all been elected to The Dail or Westminster. The leaflet also advertises activities that were coming up.
1981 H Block/ Armagh Committee leaflet looking to build support among the Trade Union movement for the Hunger Strike. May 2, 2013
From July 1981 (at which stage six of the Hunger Strikers had died) a leaflet from the H Block /Armagh Committee looking to build support among the Trade Union movement for the Hunger Strikers and their demands.
“To All GAA Fans… Support The Hunger Strikers” leaflet April 24, 2013
From the 1981 Hunger Strike a leaflet “To All GAA Fans… Support The Hunger Strikers”. The leaflet give details of how the GAA Central Council had issued a directive that no support by any part of the GAA should be given to the H-Block Campaign as it was ‘Party Political’ . The GAA had previously supported the Hunger Strikers five demands.
From the 1981 General Election an Ad for H-Block candidate Joe McDonnell who was running in Sligo-Leitrim. McDonnell narrowly missed out on a seat winning 5,639 votes.
He died on the 8th of July 1981 after 61 days on Hunger Strike. More details on McDonnell here.
The Ad has a profile of McDonnell, a message to voters from him and the Manifesto of the H-Block candidates.
“1981 Hunger Strike -19th Anniversary May 2000” -Leaflet with programme of events. November 20, 2011
Flyer for H-Block “Mass National Lobby and March” 22nd November 1980 September 28, 2011
A leaflet from the National H-Block Committee advertising a “Mass National Lobby and March” in Dublin on the 22nd November 1980.
The Hunger strike of 1980 was the precursor to the 1981 Hunger Strike where ten men died. It began in Long Kesh in October 1980 with Brendan Hughes, Tom McFeeley, Sean McKenna, Leo Green, Tommy McKearney , Raymond McCartney and John Nixon all going on hunger strike for the 5 demands listed below.
Having received assurances that the five demands would be met on a phased basis the hunger strike was stopped on the 18th of December 1980. The assurances were not followed up upon and on the first of March 1981 the ‘second’ Hunger Strike began.