Prisoners & Ex-Prisoners

Facing each other in the Brompton Park entrance to Ard Eoin: “Support the prisoners – restore political status now!” from post-peace republicanism, and Cumann na n-Iarchimí Poblachtacha/Republican Ex-Prisoners Association (along with SNAP – Safer Neighbourhood Ardoyne Project – and Glór An Tuaiscirt/Voice Of The North) representing the pre-peace volunteers.

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State Sponsored Killings

“This mural is dedicated to the memory of those killed and maimed by rubber & plastic bullets fired by the police & British Army. Not one member of the security forces ever served a day in jail for the deaths, many of them children, despite the courts ruling on the innocence of the victims. Plastic bullets are still being used on the streets of the north of Ireland today.”

There were initially nine panels (of 15 victims each) but as the wide shot above shows, six more have now been added, so that the memorial to seventeen people killed by rubber or plastic bullets since 1970 is at the centre of 15 panels of portraits, in a wall “dedicated to the families who have fought and are still fighting for truth and justice for their loved ones. It is also dedicated to all those who have died as a result of state-sponsored killings. This Project is a work in progress and is not conclusive. If you wish a loved one to be included please contact An Fhírinne … Tá an balla seo tiomnaithe do na teaghlaigh a throid agus atá ag troid go fóill, thar ceann a muintire ionúine, ar son na fírinne agus na córa. Tá sé tiomnaithe fosta dóibh siúd uilig a fuair bás de dheasca maruithe státurraithe. Obair idir lamha atá sa tionscnamh seo agus níl sé críochnaithe go fóill. Dá mba mhian leat duine de do mhuintir ionúin féin a bheith curtha san áireamh, iarrtar ort teagmháil a dhéanamh leis An Fhírinne.”

Beechmount Avenue/Ascaill Ard na bhFeá, Belfast

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Struggling For Liberty, Equality And Fraternity

“Fuair siad bás ar son na hÉireann. To the memory of all members and friends of the Official IRA who gave their lives in pursuit of the establishment of a democratic socialist republic in Ireland, in common cause with men and women of all nations struggling for liberty, equality and fraternity between all the peoples of the world.” Joe McCann beneath the Plough In The Stars is shown in the bottom left.

Springfield Road, Belfast.


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Language Rights Are Human Rights

“Is Gaeil sinne” [we are Irish-speakers]. Pobal mural on Northumberland Street promoting the work in abhcóideachy/advocacy, cearta/rights, forbairt phobail/community development, straitéis/strategy, taighde/research, faireachán/monitoring, ealaíon/arts, carried out in Teach Uí Chorráin in Ionad an Dá Spuaic [Twin Spires], and the “Tá” campaign for “acht na Gaeilge” an Irish-language act.

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Vol. James McPhilemy

“In memory of Vol. James McPhilemy, Irish National Liberation Army, killed on active service 10th August 1988. Throid sé agus fuair sé bás ar son mhuintir na hÉireann. [He fought and he died for the people of Ireland].” (This is the rare case when “active service” does not mean a premature bomb explosion.) There is also a memorial to McPhilemy in Strabane.

Urney Road, Clady


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