#OTD in 2000 – Kieran Nugent, the first IRA ‘blanket man’ in the H-Blocks, was found dead in his home.

When sentenced to three years, Nugent refused to wear a prison uniform and said the prison guards would have to “…nail it to my back”. Nugent’s adolescence came at a time when Northern Ireland was exploding into turmoil. On 20 March 1973, aged 15, he was standing with a friend on the corner of Merrion […]

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#OTD in 2000 – Kieran Nugent, the first IRA ‘blanket man’ in the H-Blocks, was found dead in his home.

When sentenced to three years, Nugent refused to wear a prison uniform and said the prison guards would have to “…nail it to my back”. Nugent’s adolescence came at a time when Northern Ireland was exploding into turmoil. On 20 March 1973, aged 15, he was standing with a friend on the corner of Merrion […]

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