The Blood And Lives Of Those Now Dead

INLA plaque in Friendly Street, Belfast. In proud memory of our fallen comrades: brothers James ‘Jim’ and Thomas ‘Ta’ Power – the former killed by a premature explosion in Friendly Street, site of this plaque, the latter killed alongside John O’Reilly in Dublin by the IPLO, and Emanuel Gargan, who was also killed in the feud. “When the freedom of our country and class has been won let us guard it well remembering it was paid for by the blood and lives of those now dead. Erected by the Irish Republican Socialist Ex-Prisoners Memorial Committee.”


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Easter Rising 1916

“Freedom fighters outside the GPO – Easter Rising 1916”. Connolly, Pearse, and Markievicz lead the attack on the GPO. Markievicz was in fact at St Stephen’s Green.


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Thig Leo An Réabhlóideach A Mharú

Three INLA volunteers are commemorated on this Rossville Street, Derry, plaque. 18 year-old Colm McNutt was shot by an undercover SAS officer during a botched hijacking, tipped off by best friend and informer Raymond Gilmour (Irish News). A drunken Phelan was shot by an off-duty NYPD officer in New York, nine years after leaving the country (LA Times | NY Times). McShane was run over and crushed by a British APC during riots against the treatment of Catholics during the Drumcree standoff (RN). “Thig leo an réabhlóideach a mharú, ach ní thig leo an réabhlóid a mharú choíche.” (They can kill the revolutionary …)


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Who Is The Real Freedomfighters Now!


Here is a collection of six murals from Ballycolman, Strabane, all seen previously in 1989 and showing their age, and with some RIRA graffiti “Who is the real freedomfighters now! Real IRA” and “Strabane RUC station – 2001 RIRA”.

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