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On December 7 1922, Pádraic Ó Máille TD and his friend Sean Hales TD of Cork, walked out of a hotel on Ormonde Quay, by Dublin’s river Liffy. They just had lunch, and were on their way back to the Dáil in Leinster House, a short drive away. Ó Máille, Galway city and Connemara’s first TD, had been appointed Leas Ceann Comhairle (deputy speaker ).
Pat Sheehan, who went 55 days without food during the 1981 hunger strikes, and who is now Sinn Féin MLA for Belfast West, will speak in Galway this weekend, at an event commemorating the use of hunger strikes by Republicans throughout the 20th century.