Out Of The Ashes Arose The Bank Building

A covered walkway has been added around the Bank Buildings to join Royal Avenue and Donegall Place while construction goes on after the fire which gutted the building on August 28th, 2018 (BBC-NI). The artwork above is by Danni Simpson (ig | web) at the Harp Bar; an Instagram story describes the process. Previously: Belfast Phoenix by Andy Council in North St.
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RNU Stands With Palestine

The Republican Network For Unity (RNU) affirm their solidarity with Palestine over the recent deaths during the March Of Return (see also His Land, His Legs, His Life) with a new mural showing an Israeli hand smothering a Palestinian face. Here is the RNU’s statement on the recent deaths in Gaza. “RNU in west Belfast” and “End internment” are from the ‘Free Tony Taylor’ mural that this board covers over.
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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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Freedom Hath Arisen

“Oft from prison bars, oft from battle flashes/Oft from heroes’ lip, oftenest from their ashes.” The phoenix is used as a symbol of resistance in one of the oldest memorial plaques in Belfast (1993) with the names of deceased IRA volunteers and locals.
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There Must Never Be A Time When We Fail To Protest

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Four republican boards from London-/Derry/Doire and Dungiven/Dún Geihmin, from Cogús (republican prisoners’ welfare), 1916 Societies, IRSP, and the campaign for Justice For The Craigavon Two (Brendan McConville and John-Paul Wootton). The title comes from the last image: “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”
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The Phoenix Dies And Then Is Born again

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A stencilled phoenix in London-/Derry’s Meenan Square. The phoenix dies in flames and from its ashes rises another; a symbol of Irish republicanism.
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Breaking The Chains

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This new full-size mural to INLA hunger striker Mickey Devine replaces a smaller black-and-white board (for which see Waked & Buried).
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text: X03624 X03625 X03621 Rathkeele Way In proud and loving memory of Óglach Mickey Devine. Died 20th August 1981 in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh after 60 days on hunger-strike. Mickey was waked and buried from this house, the family home of his sister Margaret. Also died 30th March 2005.

Mothers, Sisters, Daughters

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Ériu/Éire of the Tuatha Dé Danann, queen of Ireland, is at the centre of various representations of republican women. Along the top are Ann Devlin, Betsy Gray, Mary Ann McCracken, Countess Markievicz, Nora Connolly?, and Winifred Carney. Suffragettes, the modern IRA, and Cumman na mBan are depicted, as are Máire Drumm at the Falls Curfew, Tom McElwee’s sisters carrying his coffin, and Molly Childers and Mary Spring Rice running guns on the Asgard. There is also an unusual ‘four provinces’ in the corners.
The wide shot (below) shows the James Connolly mural below and the (recently added) 1916 centenary board – for which see Ag fíorú na poblachta.
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For Unity

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A phoenix rises from a red star of socialism with a white lily in its beak – Republican Network For Unity (RNU) stencil/mural in Ardoyne on the centenary of the Easter Rising 1916-2016.
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The Undauntable Thought

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A succession of Irish rebels is shown in this new mural in Andersonstown, west Belfast. It begins (top left) with the rebellion of 1798 and then to the Easter Rising of 1916 at the GPO in Dublin. In the lower left, a pious Padraig Pearse awaits his execution with rosary beads in hand. There are then shown female figures from Cumann na mBán and the IRA (see previously: United Irishwomen, Do You Care? and Mothering Sunday In Beechmount), and then Mairéad Farrell in Armagh Women’s Prison (for the original, see Prison Walls). In the bottom right corner there is a blanketman. The busts of Bobby Sands and Joe McDonnell float above the GPO and the last verse of Sands’s The Rhythm Of Time form the epigraph: “It lights the dark of this prison cell, it thunders forth its might, it is the undauntable thought, my friend, the thought that says, “I’m right”.
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