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Hunger-striker Mickey Devine's daughter: 'I'm very proud of him, but I feel that he died for nothing'

Political Editor Suzanne Breen talks to the daughter of hunger-striker Mickey Devine about the secret British deal that could have saved his life 40 years ago

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Mickey Devine's young family by his coffin

Mickey Devine's young family by his coffin

Tragic: hunger-striker Mickey Devine

Tragic: hunger-striker Mickey Devine

Patsy O’Hara in his coffin

Patsy O’Hara in his coffin

The annual hunger-strike march on the Falls Road in 1985

The annual hunger-strike march on the Falls Road in 1985

Bobby Sands’ funeral

Bobby Sands’ funeral

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Mickey Devine's young family by his coffin

She was only five years old, but Louise Devine remembers every detail of her last visit to her father Mickey before he died on hunger-strike. She sat by his bed in the H-Blocks prison hospital with her big brother who was eight.

"There was a horrible smell of rotting flesh as daddy's body broke down," she says. "His organs were collapsing. He was blind so he couldn't see me or my brother. He was told, 'Louise is on your right and Michael is on your left'.


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