No Water Charges!!!

This BBC page gives a brief history of water charges in Northern Ireland up to 2009, eight years after they were originally to be introduced. The protesting board above – “No water charges”, below an Ógra Shinn Féin board, is in Bridge Street, Strabane.

“Join Ógra Shinn Féin. Shaping the Ireland of tomorrow – a voice for the youth of today. ‘Everyone has their part to play’ – Bobby Sands.”

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ETA – RIRA

These hand-drawn BRY/RIRA murals are a montage of many traditional republican symbols, such as Celtic FC, the Easter lily, Bobby Sands, an assault rifle, the Tricolour and a crude island of Ireland. Plus support for Basque separatists ETA. “CRF” = “Catholic Reaction Force”? Dove Gardens, Derry.

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BRY – RIRA – CIRA

This series of images comes from the Lecky Road, Derry underpass. Patsy O’Hara, Joe McDonnell, and Tom McElwee get individual boards. Unusually, both the Real IRA and Continuity IRA are included in the final panel. As can be seen in the wide shot, to the left are Roll Of Honour and BRY 1969.

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BRY 1969

The Roll Of Honour (to the hunger strikers) we have seen before, in 2003 and 2004. New is the BRY (Bogside Republican Youth) mural to the right, claiming to date back to 1969, with the shield of Ulster on a Tricolour and fadas randomly distributed over “tiocfaidh ár lá”. Lecky Road, Derry.

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Copyright © 2006 Peter Moloney