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Northern Ireland #71415

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 30, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Apparent failure of last major effort to end hunger strike of imprisoned IRA (Irish Republican Army) leader Bobby Sands said indicated by return to Rome, Italy, of Pope John Paul II's personal envoy, Monsignor John Magee; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Belfast, North Ireland) [Mother, Roseleen SANDS - notes son's wishes should he lapse into coma.] Preparations here in anticipation of violence when Sands dies outlined; films shown. [Protestant paramil. org. MBR - says some have been targeted for assassination.] Recent deaths of policeman, Gary Martin and soldier, Richard McKee in bomb explosions recalled; details given.

(Studio) Sands' benefit to IRA (Irish Republican Army) as dead martyr noted exceeding his contributions as living mbr.; background to current situation examined. Films shown. [April 9, 1981, MAN - announces Sands' victory in parliamentary election] [Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - doesn't consider possibility of political status for convicted criminal.] No. killed in last 12 years of North Ireland violence mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
Reynolds, Frank

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