This is not an image of Jeremy Corbyn at an IRA funeral

8 November 2019
What was claimed

This is an image of Jeremy Corbyn at an IRA funeral.

Our verdict

The man in the photo is not Jeremy Corbyn.

 An image claiming to show Jeremy Corbyn at an IRA funeral has been shared thousands of times on Facebook.  

We’ve fact checked claims about these images before. As we previously stated, this image is real and from the funeral of IRA member Bobby Sands in May 1981. However, the man highlighted in the image is not Mr Corbyn.

The Bobby Sands Trust told Full Fact that they believe the man is Jim Gibney, then part of the National H-Block/Armagh Committee (a pressure group campaigning for political status for Republican prisoners), and now an aide to Sinn Féin Senator Niall O’Donnghaile.

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