Towards A New Republic

“I dtreo poblacht nua – towards a new republic – conference. Millennium Forum Derry. Speakers include Pearse Doherty TD, George Quigley, Michael McLoone, Martin McGuinness, MLA amongst others. Ag aontú Éireann – uniting Ireland.” The conference was organised by Sinn Féin. Basil McCrea of the UUP also spoke (Jude Collins).

Foyle Road, Derry

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Heroes With Their Hand In The Air

Heroes With Their Hands In The Air is a play by Fintan Brady based on Eamonn McCann’s “The Bloody Sunday Inquiry: The Families Speak Out” (BelTel). After playing Derry’s Playhouse it will move to An Chultúrlann in Belfast (promo video).

The black ribbon (on the left) is used to symbolise the victims of Bloody Sunday – see the 1997 and 1998 images of the front of Free Derry Corner.

“The 40th anniversary for Bloody Sunday” on the rear of Free Derry Corner.

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1st Battalion Doire Brigade

This is a new version of the Derry brigade board in Westland Street – everything remains as before (see 2010) except for a new picture of the dolmen memorial in Lecky Road.

The scroll in the bottom right reads “I gcuimhne dhíl orthu siud a fuair bás ar son saoirse na hÉireann – In fond & loving memory of those who died in the cause for Ireland’s freedom”.

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RNU Supports The POWs

“RNU supports the POWs in Maghaberry and Portlaoise gaol.” Taylor, E. McLoone, M. McLoone, Nash, Doyle, Cassidy, Kerr, McFadden, Derry, O’Donnell. “T. Taylor” is presumably Tony Taylor, released under the conditions of the Good Friday agreement but jailed for three years in 2011 for possession of a rifle (BBC).

Rossville Street, Derry

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Frizzell’s

This tablet marks the site of Frizzel’s Fish shop, where at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday 23rd October 1993 a terrorist bomb exploded. 9 innocent souls lost their lives and many more were injured.”

The Shankill UDA and LPA had their headquarters October 23rd above Frizzell’s (here “Frizzel’s”) fishmongers on the Shankill Road. The meeting whose attendees were the intended target had ended early and the bomb exploded prematurely, killing nine people, including the owner and three members of his family, and one of the IRA bombers (elsewhere memorialized, by a plaque in Ardoyne), and injuring 57 others.

See also: Shankill Atrocities which (in one of its panels) reproduces the scene after the bombing.

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