IRA

Here is another reproduction of a vintage Troubles image on a small board in London/-Derry/Doire, the well-known image of OIRA volunteer Joe McCann at Inglis bakery in the Markets in 1971.
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Beir Bua

“Seize victory”. This is the third in a small series of nail-ups in London-/Derry/Doire using “classic” imagery, in this case, the phoenix. (Here is a representative mural from 1989: Out of the ashes arose the Provisionals). Previously: Sniper At Work  | Join The People’s Army.
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Those Who Gave Their Lives

“We salute those who gave their lives for Irish freedom”, including James Connolly and Padraig Pearse in the 1916 Easter Rising, planned by Pearse (and others in the military committee of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB). The IRA would be formed in 1919. The mural in the wide shot was featured in Mothers & Sisters.
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text: X04266 X04267

Join The People’s Army

Another vintage IRA image is reproduced, not a road sign like Sniper At Work but a badge, which originally had “provisionals” rather than “IRA”.
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text: X04343 westway

Met With Resistance

A bleeding poppy, representing the conquests of the British Empire, is added to the PSNI officers in riot gear, part of a Saoradh protest of political policing at Creggan shops. “End PSNI/MI5 abuse.”
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text: X04296 X04297 central dr

Freedom Fighter For The Republic

IRA volunteer George McBrearty was shot, together with Charles “Pop” Maguire, by the SAS on May 28th, 1981. This new mural was painted by Bogside Artist Kevin Hassan and unveiled on the 36th anniversary of his death. McBrearty is wearing an Easter lily on his lapel and the proclamation of independence backgrounds his portrait. (Video of the launch.)
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text: X04298 X04299 in proud memory and tribute to IRA óglach patriots fighting for freedom pat mcbrearty unveiled by mother bridie 2017

Battle Of The Falls

Four people were killed in the course of The Falls Curfew, the 36 hours from July 3rd to 5th in 1970 during which 3,000 houses on the lower Falls were cordoned off after a weapons search of the area devolved into a riot. The curfew ended when a march of women and children from Andersonstown bearing relief (represented in Falls Curfew 1970).
The information in the centre of the board includes an augmented version of the Wikipedia infobox on the event. Erected in the spot previously reserved by “the Official Republican Movement”.
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text: X04256 X04257 northumberland st

Your A Scumbag, Martin McGuinness

Graffiti against both the IRA (“Your [You’re] a scumbag Martin McGuinness” and “Provo bastards”) and the police (“PSNI scum”) in the Village.
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Upa IRA

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Graffiti from the Republican school of shorthand in Creggan, London-/Derry.
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text: X03957 Central Drive

Watch Your Back

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Two republican boards at the Eastway roundabout on the eastern side of Creggan estate. The upper board shows an IRA volunteer with RPG-luancher – “Welcome to Creggan. Watch your back on the way out.” – the other is an IRPWA board urging people to speak out against internment of republicans in Maghaberry, Portlaoise, and Hydebank.
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text: X02860 irish republican prisoners welfare association