Dolours Price

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Dolours Price (born 1951) political activist and critic, is a former volunteer of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA). She is also a critic of Gerry Adams and the current leadership of Sinn Féin.

Early life

Dolours Price and her sister, Marian Price, are the children of Albert Price, a prominent Irish Republican and former IRA member, from Belfast.


She and her sister became involved in Irish republicanism in the late 1960s and early 1970s. They participated in the car bombing of the Old Bailey on 8 March 1973 which injured over 200 people while one person in the vicinity died a sudden death due to a heart problem.

The two sisters were apprehended along with Gerry Kelly, Hugh Feeney and six others as they were boarding a flight to Ireland. They were tried and convicted at the Great Hall on Winchester Castle on 14 November after a six-hour discussion by a jury. Although originally sentenced to life imprisonment, which was to run concurrently for each criminal charge, their sentence was eventually reduced to 20 years.

Dolours Price served seven years of her sentence for her part in the IRA car bombing during which time she immediately went on a hunger strike in a campaign to be repatriated to a prison in Northern Ireland. The hunger strike lasted over 200 days, because the hunger strikers were force-fed by prison authorities. The force-feeding ended with the death of another hunger striker, Michael Gaughan, in June 1974. As part of the campaign, her father,...
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