Disband RUC Now

Three-in-one RUC-Orange Order-loyalist paramilitary alleges collusion between the groups. Hence, “Disband RUC now”. The graffiti underneath reads “Join the fight and take back what was taken.”

Rosnareen Avenue, Belfast.


Copyright © 2001 Peter Moloney

Vol. Kieran Doherty TD

Kieran Doherty was elected TD (Teachta Dála) for Cavan-Monaghan three weeks into his 1981 hunger strike. He held the position for two months, until he died on August 2nd. The portraits, plaques, and mural of marchers are in his home area of Andersonstown. The words “It is not those who inflict the most, but those that can endure who shall conquer in the end” is an echo of Terrance McSwiney, whose hunger strike in 1920 lasted 74 days, one more than Doherty’s.

Slemish Way, Belfast.


Copyright © 2001 Peter Moloney

On The Brink Of Sectarian Disaster

Dissatisfaction with Billy McMillen’s leadership of the Belfast OIRA led to the Provisionals splitting off in 1969, after the outbreak of the Troubles in August. The PIRA made two attempts on his life. He was killed, however, by a member of the INLA – the result of the second (1974) split from the Officials – in 1975. Here is a pamphlet of his writings, including the 1973 Bodenstown speech from which the quotation comes. The board features a famous image of Markets OIRA leader Joe McCann.

Clondara St, Belfast


Copyright © 2001 Peter Moloney