My Tribute to My Comrade Patsy O’Hara and His Family

On the 21st of May 1981 Patsy O’Hara. I.N.L.A. volunteer and my comrade in the Irish Republican Struggle for a United Socialist Ireland lost his life  at 11:29 pm, he died after 61 days  days on Hunger Strike at the age of 23.

I had never met Patsy , he was only two years older than me and gave everything for our cause, but he and the other 9 brave men and their comrades inspired me as a member of the Irish Republican diaspora.   Video Tribute below courtesy of RNUA Tribute to Patsy O’Hara

I was 21 yrs old growing up on the other side of the world, a member of the Irish Republican diaspora. My fathers family had been dispersed around the planet due to their involvement in the struggle, my maternal grand father having suffered 28 days on a previous hunger-strike.

As the 10 brave men were dying I  remember well my mother saying ” What must their mothers be going through”…….. I used to have to cross the spot in Gibraltar where Mairead Farell, Sean Savage and Dan McCann were executed in a “Shoot to Kill” operation when they were on active service in Gibraltar. Every time I crossed that airfield I expected the same.

I hold the leadership of the IRA who are now the leadership of Sinn Fein responsible for the unnecessary deaths of these 13 and many more.  Whilst our brave volunteers were out on active service, these enemy within our ranks were negotiating surrender with the British Imperialists and their collaborators  with no promise  that the terms the struggle was fought on were being met.

I had the opportunity to name a road in NZ and I asked my father if he wanted the family name on the road. He answered ” No son, dedicate it to someone who deserves it more.  Hence Patsy O’Hara Pl in Auckland NZ came into being.  Image design courtesy of my brother Clark Gregory.


Rest in peace our brave volunteers and a curse on the traitors to our cause, for me they are worse than the enemy in the imperialist uniform that occupies the 6 counties.

The Human Tragedy of the 1981 Hunger Strike.  This song is called INLA Freedom Fighters.  We Will Remember Them.  Wolf Tones, Joe McDonnel, “And Patsy O’Hara and the next in line is me.”

Activist, sailor, passionate about the earth. Brace for impact, based on the way the world is being operated and treated. Live every day as precious.

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Outrage, Politics, Stories, Travels
4 comments on “My Tribute to My Comrade Patsy O’Hara and His Family
  1. bill says:

    It’s the loyalist protestants of NI that block unification. Otherwise I believe the Brits would have been more than happy to allow unification. England has given immense economic opportunities to Southern Irish people going to the UK to work. The 8th army of Montgomery were mostly Irish.

    But the Catholics of the North were discriminated against so much that it ignited the troubles that followed. Hopefully that has ended.


  2. Kevin Hester says:

    Rise up the Starry Plough in James Connolly’s name;


  3. Kevin Hester says:

    “This year, on the 25th anniversary of Miriam’s death I feel there is at least one thing I can do, and that is to restate an important message she never tired of repeating. It was: to beware of and shun so-called “conflict resolution”, the alleged academic discipline which is in fact an imperialist confidence trick.”
    We were conned out of the armed struggle by quisling infiltrators like McGuinness and Adams.
    R.I.P. Miriam Daly


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Kevin Hester
Kevin Hester is currently living on Rakino Island, a small island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland New Zealand, monitoring the unravelling of the biosphere and planning Professor Guy McPherson’s November 2016 NZ and Australian speaking tour which is a follow up to the 2014 speaking tour. The Island has no grid tied electricity or reticulated water. I catch my own water from the roof and generate my electricity from the ample solar radiation on the island.
My Submission to the Ministry of the Environment
Kevin Hester, Dropping Anchor in an Exponential World
Follow Kevin Hester on
Blog Stats
  • 114,523 hits
2C 4C 5C 6th Great extinction 16 Ocean Passages Abrupt Climate Change Acidification of Oceans Alaska North Slope Alberta AMEG Anecdotes of Neil Finn and My Life "Colliding" Anthropogenic Climate Disruption-ACD Anthropogenic Emissions Anti-Nuclear Appearances Arctic Methane Emergency Group Arctic News Blog Assassination Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation-AMOC Atmospheric CO2 Australian Greens Bill McKibben Bleaching Event Brush Fire Canada Catastrophe Cenozoic Era China Chris Hani Chris Mooney Climate-Exodus Climate Change Research Centre CO2 Warming Coral Reefs Coral Sea Cory Morningstar CounterPunch Cruise Industry Dahr Jamail Deep Green Resistance Donald Trump Dr. Guy McPherson Dr. James E Hansen Dr. Mike Joy Draught Dr Natalia Shakova East Timor Ecocide El Nino Endangered Dolphins Eric Draitser Extinction Radio Feedback loops First Blue-Ocean Event in Arctic Forestry Fort McMurray Fukushima Daiichi Gaia Gene Gibson Geneva Conventions George Perkins Marsh Going Dark Great Barrier Reef Green Movement Guests Gulf Steam Gulf Stream System Habitat Habitat Wars Harold H. Hensel Heatwave Mass Casualties Imperialism India Interviews Invitations IPCC IRA Ireland Irish Freedom Movement Isis Jack Williams Jason Box Jennifer Hynes John McMurtry John Pilger John Schramski Karl Marx Katharine Hayhoe Kevin's New Webpage Kevin Trenberth Larissa Waters Limits to Growth Livestream Malcolm Light Mangroves Mark Eakin Mass Marine Death Max Wilbert Mean Air Tempature Michael C. Ruppert Michael E Mann Mid-East Middle East Mike Sliwa Monarch Butterflies Most Abnormally Warm Month Recorded. Nafeez Ahmed Naomi Klein Nature Bats Last Nelson Mandela New Webpage New Zealand North Africa November Speaking Tour with Guy McPherson Novosibirsk Reservoir Nuclear Nuclear War Overdevelopment-Overpopulation-Overshoot P.M. Kohn Key-Eco Terrorist Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum--PETM Patsy O'Hara Paul Beckwith Paul Craig Roberts Pauline Panagiotou Schneider Paul Street Perfect Storm permafrost Peter Sinclair Phytoplankton PM John Key Podcast Pollution PRN Professor Paul Beckwith Prof Guy McPhersons Abrupt Climate Change Tour NZ 2016 Psychopathic Records of Air Tempatures Relief Analysis Richar Vivers RobertScribbler Robin Westenra Runaway Abrupt Climate Change Runaway Global Warming Russia Sam Carana SeeMoreRocks Blog Siberia-Yamal-Taimyr Sinn Fein South African Communist Party South Florida Corals Storms of Our Grandchildren-James E Hansen Subsea Methane Sustainability Syria Syrian Conflict Temperature Anomalies TEPCO The Collapse of Industrial Civilisation The Pain You Feel Thom Hartmann Tipping Points Tour NZ 2016 Transport Truthout Umkhonto we Sizwe United Nations Updates US Presidential Elections War Crimes Warmest February on Record Warmest Russian Winter Warnings Water Vapor Weather Channel wet-bulb temperature World War
%d bloggers like this: