Remembering Bobby Sands election win

IT HAS BEEN 40 years since Bobby Sands was elected MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone, while on hunger strike in the H-blocks of Long Kesh back 1981. Friday past marked the watershed moment that saw Bobby Sands defeat Ulster Unionist leader Harry West after he received 30,492 votes and topped the poll with a 1,447 majority from […]

Civil Rights campaigner Devlin recalls McManus’ ‘good punch’ in Commons

BERNADETTE Devlin McAliskey, the firebrand anti-establishment politician and Civil Rights campaigner, has spoken of how Lisnaskea solicitor and former Westminster MP, Frank McManus, “bounded” down from the back benches to defend her during an altercation in the British Houses of Parliament. Ms Devlin McAliskey was in interview with UTV’s Eamonn Mallie for his popular Face […]