#NorthernIreland

Sands died in the year May 1981, after doing hunger strike. (Photo Credit-Twitter/@Ogra_SF)

  • Bobby Sands was the first of 10 Irish republican hunger striker to die after refusing food for 66 days
  • Sands, the commander of 450 Provisional IRA prisoners started hunger strike when he was 26
  • The Provisional Irish Republican Army was formed in 1970

London, May 1 (PTI) India is among the five countries that will be added to Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list from Tuesday, the Irish government has announced.

.Dublin, Ireland
Nationalist rioters hurled petrol bombs, fireworks, bricks and bottles at ranks of armoured police officers. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin warned against a "spiral back" into sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland on Saturday
  • Violence has spread into the nationalist community in the divided British province
  • The most bitter unrest in recent years has mainly emanated from the pro-UK unionist community

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
President Joe Biden held a virtual summit with Ireland PM. (Photo Credit: AFP Photo)

  • Biden also placed plenty of focus on Saint Patrick's Day
  • Biden began by attending early Mass at a church in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware
  • Biden told Martin he wanted to "celebrate the deep, deep affection Americans have for Ireland."

.London, UK
Northern Ireland will have the UK's only land border with the bloc from next year. (Photo: Unsplash)

  • The trade deal has been delaying Brexit
  • Johnson had a  conversation with EU Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen on Monday
  •  27 EU leaders are due to meet in person at a summit on Thursday