After 55 days without food, hunger striker Liam McCloskey gave up his fast Saturday. He was the second Irish Republican inmate to quit the fast in two days -- another blow to the IRA's campaign to win political prisoner status. British officials said McCloskey was transferred from Belfast's Maze prison to a hospital after he requested medical attention.
IRA inmate Bernard Fox quit his fast on Friday for medical treatment. In all , seven hunger strikers have been removed from the fasts, in which 10 have died since March.