The man who wrote the famous anti-internment song The Men Behind the Wire has passed away in Dublin.
Musician Paddy McGuigan, from the west of the city, penned the No 1 smash hit in 1971 when he was a member of the folk group Barleycorn. He was also the one who made the decision to donate all proceeds and royalties from the best-selling record to the families of Long Kesh internees and the anti-internment campaign.
The record was banned by RTE and the BBC but it shot to number one nevertheless. Some of the money made from the record was used by the Civil Resistance Committee to establish our sister paper the Andersonstown News and a plaque with an original pressing of the historic record hangs proudly in the paper's head offices.