Visual History 09 – Winning The Peace (2001-2003)

Introduction Despite the on-again/off-again nature of the Executive and Assembly and their suspension in 2002 (which would last until 2007), peace was largely maintained and decommissioning gradually took place: the IRA would complete the decommissioning of its weapons by September…

“Hawks” & Doves

Introduction In politics, those who want to go to war are called “hawks” while those who pursue diplomacy are “doves”. (The terminology goes back to the War of 1812 between the USA and Britain – JSTOR Daily – or to the…

Visual History 06 – 1988-1993

Introduction The conflict ground on. A fourteen-day period in March, 1988, saw the Gibraltar killings of three IRA volunteers by the SAS, three more deaths in a loyalist attack on their funeral, and, at the funeral of one of those…

Electoral Murals

Introduction Most political parties don’t use posters and hoardings to advertise themselves; they advertise their candidates. Provisional Sinn Féin (which we will refer to simply as “Sinn Féin”) is different in that the idea of voting for Sinn Féin (in…

Visual History 05 – 1983-1988

Introduction After the drama of the hunger strikes, the “long war” of attrition resumed. Likewise in muraling, there was a lull in the mid-1980s in comparison with the hectic pace achieved in 1981 and 1982. The most notable new type…

International Solidarity

****On-Going Project**** M = Peter Moloney Collection – Murals X = Extramural Activity collectionD = squire93@hotmail.com collection“DS” = Rolston’s “Drawing Support” series of books.A number in parentheses at the end of an entry refer to items in a list by Bill…