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Latest Belfast Wall Mural Praised by Sinn Fein.


rockofcashel

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Seriously though, this mural could just as easily be replicated in a unionists ghetto glorifying the rampage of killer, Michael Stone.
 

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Tommythesash

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The brits remember their terrorists and the republicans remember their freedom fighters...its nothing new...
We will always remember our republican dead, but to do so by painting an image on a gable wall does not do them justice.
 

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Gibraltar, Milltown and Turf Lodge mural | An Phoblacht

I think that Sinn Fein should stop promoting this glorified graffitti as republican culture.

This latest effort in particular serves only to remind people how the IRA failed to protect mourners who were attacked by a lone unionist marauder.
If the IRA had brought guns into Miltown and the Brit Forces shot someone, they would have claimed that they were attacked. FFS, they even got away with that in Ballymurphy & Derry when there were no IRA guns. The unarmed young people who bravely chased the well-armed gunman prevented a much bigger murder spree.

The only people who knew that there would be no Brit Forces there that day were the Brit Forces & their Loyalist proxies.

PS: this being the 25th anniversary of the brutal killing of Mairéad, Dan & Séan, it is fitting that they are remembered by their community.

 

Tommythesash

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If the IRA had brought guns into Miltown and the Brit Forces shot someone, they would have claimed that they were attacked. FFS, they even got away with that in Ballymurphy & Derry when there were no IRA guns. The unarmed young people who bravely chased the well-armed gunman prevented a much bigger murder spree.
The IRA at that time was regarded as the most proficient gurreilla army in the world. Was it too much to expect them to carry guns that day, just in case? FFS wise up. It shouldn't have been left to teenagers and young adults to subdue the killer.
 

between the bridges

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Is that Billy Connolly in the crowd (beside were it says dan)
 

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Gibraltar, Milltown and Turf Lodge mural | An Phoblacht

I think that Sinn Fein should stop promoting this glorified graffitti as republican culture.

This latest effort in particular serves only to remind people how the IRA failed to protect mourners who were attacked by a lone unionist marauder.
They promote it as Irish culture just like the Irish language is an important part of Republican culture yet very few of them can speak more than a few words.
 

Tommythesash

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They promote it as Irish culture just like the Irish language is an important part of Republican culture yet very few of them can speak more than a few words.
That's untrue. More people speak Irish fluently in Belfast than most other Irish cities.
 

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These eulogies to war criminals serve a valuable purpose.

They remind people that Sinn Fein are incompatible with government in this State.

A big thanks to those responsible for the painting.
 

fontenoy

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These eulogies to war criminals serve a valuable purpose.

They remind people that Sinn Fein are incompatible with government in this State.

A big thanks to those responsible for the painting.
And you are a constant reminder that Dundalk has numerous right wing fascists....look at your avatar and try something unique for a change (think)
 

Kerrygold

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These eulogies to war criminals serve a valuable purpose.

They remind people that Sinn Fein are incompatible with government in this State.

A big thanks to those responsible for the painting.
So Mairead Farrell was a war criminal was she? Idiot.

Or maybe you're referring to the Free Staters who butchered helpless prisoners in Ballyseedy 90 years ago tonight. The memorial to that particular event is also eulogised in the mural you refer to.
 

Tommythesash

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These eulogies to war criminals serve a valuable purpose.

They remind people that Sinn Fein are incompatible with government in this State.


That's rich, coming from someone who who promotes the Fine Gael logo yet fails to grasp the historical irony that its party founder was once named "the most wanted criminal in Ireland".
 

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I remember attending a lecture by Dr Colin Coulter from Belfast about murals in NI.
As far as I can remember, mural painting on gable walls was started by the Loyalists in Belfast in the 1920's.
 

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Like them or not they are one, if not thee main tourist attractions in Belfast.
 
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