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Tomorrow night.

On the Finné documentary strand on TG4.

George Stagg looks back at the government’s bizarre role in the funeral of his brother hunger striker Frank Stagg.

Frank died in 1976 after a 62-day hunger strike in Wakefield prison in Yorkshire, England  where he had been serving a ten year sentence for a Republican-related arson.

His coffin was taken from the family at Shannon Airport to avoid a ‘military-style’ funeral prompting an Irish Army presence (top) and Garda baton charges at a subsequent ceremony in Leigue Cemetery in Ballina, County Mayo.

Finné on TG4 tomorrow at 9.30pm.

TG4 documentary to tell story of Frank Stagg who died after 62-day hunger strike (Lynne kelleher, Irish Examiner)

Thanks Paddy Hayes