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Maze hunger strikers weren't all IRA men

Regarding your article, 'IRA name furore: Raymond McCreesh Park may close next year' it stated that McCreesh was "one of 10 IRA prisoners who died in the 1981 Maze Prison hunger strikes".

While it's correct that McCreesh died in 1981, he was actually one of seven IRA prisoners. Patsy O'Hara, Kevin Lynch and Michael Devine were members of the INLA.

Mistakes like that might matter to no one but historical and political obsessives like me and the three men's families, who have struggled for years to stop Sinn Fein from making political and financial capital out of their sons' imagery, but they do matter.



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