Maghaberry

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Maghaberry Prison’s Roe House, home to about 50 republican prisoners, was this past week the scene of a stand-off with prison guards, as 30 (BelTel) or 40 (BBC) inmates refused to enter their cells. There was also a protest outside the jail and a bomb-threat on Tuesday (U.tv). The mural above is on the Mountpottinger Road wall in east Belfast’s Short Strand. The wide-shot below shows the entire area: Charlie Monaghan | IRPWA | Maghaberry (i.e. the image above)| Short Strand Supports POWs | JFTC2 | Vote Ó’Donnghaile | Dublin, Belfast, Cork, And Donegal | Short Strand Supports Gaza (Do Not Disturb) | Understand The Past | Palestinian Flag
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Peelers

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Here are two details from the ‘Understand The Past’ mural in Mountpottinger Road which is gradually peeling away. For the mural in better days, see Understand The Past.
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IRPWA

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Above is a recent mural from the Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association in the Short Strand.
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Understand The Past

“Understand the past – and build a better future, le cheile, “Catholic, Protestant, and Dissenter” – Wolfe Tone”. The past that is to be understood is the 40th anniversary of the Battle Of St Matthew’s (“Cath Naomh Máitiú” in the “4” on the left) which took place in June 1970. Two Protestants and a Catholic died; the battle was a founding moment in the history of the Provisional IRA (“Óglaigh na hÉireann” in the “0”) (WP). St Matthew’s church is depicted on the right.
In the centre is a Tricolour with a modified version of the ‘raised arms’ illustration of ‘everyone has their part to play’ (e.g. Emancipation Of Women has a paintbrush, hammer, and book in addition to a rifle; one in Derry has paintbrush, spanner, coloured pencils (at the end of a shorter arm), rifle, book, and placard – see The Destructive Talents Of The RUC). Here we have a dove – perhaps in place of the rifle – pencil, and spanner.
For information about the 2010 launch, see Glór Mhic Airt. Mountpottinger Road, Belfast.
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…. And Short Strand Too!

“Dublin, Belfast, Cork And Donegal” was a Sinn Féin media slogan in 2011, borrowing a line from (the song) On The One Road (here’s a Wolfe Tones rendition) and touting the fact that its candidates stand for election in both the Republic and Northern Ireland.
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Vote Ó Donnghaile No 1

Sinn Féin candidate and Short Strand local Niall Ó Donnghaile was elected to Belfast City Council in the 2011 elections and served as Belfast’s youngest Lord Mayor (aged 25) from 2011 to 2012.
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