Gerard Hodgins ✒ Letter in today's Irish News in response to the Bobby Sands comm expressing a desire not to be buried in Milltown or wrapped in a shroud.
The revelation that before his death Bobby Sands specifically requested not to be buried in Milltown Cemetery, only to be buried there by Gerry Adams and his kitchen cabinet is appalling but not shocking.
For 40 years Bobby Sands has been commodified by Sinn Féin, used to bring in funds for the party alone.
Could I request for Sinn Féin to do the decent thing, even at this late stage, and use some of those funds to honour Bobby Sands’s last wish and have the man reinterred where he wanted to be.
⏩ Gerard Hodgins is a former blanketman and H-Blocks hunger striker.