Unlock The Door To Peace

Four boards and a plaque above the first floor of the Sinn Féin office on the Falls Road: “Unlock the door to peace – free the POWs”, “Sinn Fein demand equality of treatment”, You have your part to play – help free the POWs” and “All party talks now – march and rally Dunville Pk Sun 2.15 Aug 13”. The plaque reads “i ndíl chuimhne – in proud and loving memory of Paddy Loughran, Pat McBride, Michael O’Dwyer – murdered by the RUC on 4th February 1992”.

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Copyright © 1995 Peter Moloney

Killed In Action

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This is an early version of the Brian Robinson mural in Disraeli Street, Belfast. It features Robinson’s portrait in a wreath (“For God and Ulster – 1st Batt. B. Coy”) and the emblems of the UVF and PAF. It would later be modified to include flags and a scroll. Robinson was shot by the British Army in 1989 immediately after he had shot and killed a Catholic (Paddy McKenna) walking along Crumlin Road.

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Copyright © 1993 Peter Moloney

The Republican People Of Greater Ballymurphy

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A phoenix rises out of a Celtic cross wrapped in the Tricolour. “This monument was erected by the republican people of greater Ballymurphy in proud and loving memory of all those volunteers from the area who gave their lives in the fight for Irish freedom. Unveiled by Gerry Adams 12th May 1985. I ndíl cuimhne i gcónai ag na poblachtánaigh ón cheantar Barr Cluanai. Also in memory of the civilians who died at the hands of the British Army, RUC, UDR and loyalist extremists.” Glenalina Road, Belfast.

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Copyright © 1990 Peter Moloney

Free Ireland

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Manacles “Made in Britain” constrain the republican desire for a united Ireland, contrary to the burning GPO and rising phoenix. The close-up image shows the plaque to local (A Company 2nd Battalion) IRA volunteers: Stan Carberry, Frankie Dodds, Paul Fox, Sean Bailey, Paul Marlowe, Tony Campbell. Painted by Mo Chara in Beechmount Avenue. “Fuair siad bás ar son na hÉireann”, “Ireland unfree will never be at peace”.

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Copyright © 1990 Peter Moloney