The Writing On The Wall

They saw there were votes there. It was the beginning of change. It definitely started it all.

During the 1981 general election Mike Stack campaigned in North Kerry for the H-Block candidate, hunger striker Sean McKenna. He took it upon himself to paint a slogan on a gable wall, facing the main road into Tralee. The slogan is still there, over 30 years later, like a modern political monument. Mike tells of his slogan writing and of campaigning at a turbulent time in Irish politics, which lead to changes on both sides of the border. Were his actions part of the beginning of the changes?

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2017-04-10 13:10:12

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2018-08-16 20:48:30

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