Northern Ireland: A New Voice

Republicans keep Sands' seat

"Vote for me and give Thatcher a kick in the teeth. Vote for me and vote for the prisoners." That message, blared across the bucolic landscape of Northern Ireland's Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency, proved to be a winner in an important by-election last week. At stake was the British Parliament seat vacant since the death of Bobby Sands, the first of ten Irish nationalists who have starved themselves to death in the Maze Prison near Belfast. The victor was Owen Carron, 28, Sands' former campaign manager, whose triumph...

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