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    • 1981
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    • Graffiti; Great Britain. Army
    • Graffiti painted by British soldiers, Divis flats, West Belfast, 1981. 'Brits Rule Divis M INLA PIRA are Bent'. 'Bent' here may mean corrupt but is more likely to be homophobic. Divis flats, the highest point in West Belfast, was used by the...


    • 1988
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    • Mural painting and decoration; Republican; Irish Republican Army
    • Republican mural, Springfield Rd, Ballymurphy, West Belfast, 1988. 'Semtex Kills More Germs Than Vortex That's the Ra's Verdict' (Semtex high explosive, favoured by IRA; Germs - British soldiers; parody of advertisement for claening agent).


    • 1989
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    • Graffiti; Peace line
    • Graffiti, Peace Line, Lower Shankill, West Belfast, 1989. Graffiti here is mixed - 'UVF' - Ulster Volunteer Force; 'NF' (National Front - a British fascist organisation); 'UTH' - Up the Hibernians, pro-Nationalist slogan; 'ANF' - anti-National...


    • 1989
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    • Graffiti; Loyalist; Peace line; Ulster Volunteer Force
    • Loyalist graffiti, Peace Line, Lower Shankill, West Belfast, 1989. 'UVF Kill All Taigs' - Ulster Volunteer Force; 'Taig' is a derogatory reference to Catholics. The Peace Lines are mostly made of concrete and steel walls up to 25 feet high, topped...


    • 1989
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    • Graffiti; Republican; Irish Republican Army; Peace line
    • Republican and kids' graffiti at the Peace Line, Clonard, West Belfast, 1989. 'U T Rogues' - U T R usually designates 'Up The IRA'; 'Fred the Head Waz Framed By Roger Rabbit and Scooby', other kids names etc. The Peace Lines are mostly made of...


    • 1989
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    • Graffiti; Republican; Irish Republican Army; Peace line
    • Republican and kids' graffiti at the Peace Line, Clonard, West Belfast, 1989. 'U T Rogues' - U T R usually designates 'Up The IRA'; 'Fred the Head Waz Framed By Roger Rabbit and Scooby', other kids names etc. The Peace Lines are mostly made of...


    • 1989
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    • Mural painting and decoration; Republican; Irish Republican Army
    • Republican mural, Springfield Road, 1989. 'Semtex kills more Germs than Vortex That's the RA's Verdict'; Semtex high explosive used by (I)RA - reference to TV advertisement.


    • 1997
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    • Mural painting and decoration; Republican; Catalonia (Spain); Political links
    • Republican mural, Beechmount Avenue, Falls, West Belfast, 1997. Republican mural, link with Catalonian nationalist movement, 'Free Catalonia'. Spanish and French flags crossed out, Catalonian flag prominent. 'Not Spain Not France. Since 1714 the...


    • 2001
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    • Mural painting and decoration; Republican; Memorials; Taxis
    • Republican mural, Ardoyne Avenue, Ardoyne, North Belfast, 2001. Mural commemorates black taxi drivers killed 1971-2001; during the troubles the Black Taxi services were both more reliable and more frequent than the Belfast City buses, largely...


    • 2001
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    • Mural painting and decoration; Republican; Bullets
    • Republican mural, Divis Street, Falls, West Belfast, 2001. Plastic bullets were involved in a series of controversial killings by police officers and British soldiers in nationalist areas. 'Ban Plastic Bullets. A new, more lethal plastic bullet...


    • 2001
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    • Mural painting and decoration; Republican; Sands, Bobby, -1981; Hunger strikers
    • Mural on top of New Lodge Flats, Belfast, 2001. Portrait of Bobby Sands, hunger striker. Irish Tricolour. Slogan calling for end of British army observation post on top of flats. "No more human shields. Brits out."


    • 2002
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    • Mural painting and decoration; Loyalist; Memorials; Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658
    • Loyalist mural, Shankill Parade, West Belfast, 2002. Mural commemorates life of Oliver Cromwell. Detail shows side panel (left): 'Catholicism is more than a religion. It is a Political Power therefore I’m led to believe there will be no peace in...


    • 2002
    • 2010
    • Loyalist; Mural painting and decoration; Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658; Memorials
    • Loyalist mural, Shankill Parade, Lower Shankill, West Belfast, 2010 (originally painted 2002). Mural commemorates life of Oliver Cromwell, 'Born 1599, Died 1658, Lieutenant General, Lord Protector Defender of the Protestant Faith'. Cromwell is a...


    • 2002
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    • Mural painting and decoration; Loyalist; Memorials; Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658
    • Loyalist mural, Shankill Parade, West Belfast, 2002. Mural commemorates life of Oliver Cromwell, 'Born 1599, Died 1658, Lieutenant General, Lord Protector of the Protestant Faith'. Cromwell is a Protestant hero for his role as staunch defender of...


    • 2002
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    • Mural painting and decoration; Republican; Taxis
    • Republican mural advertising West Belfast Taxi Tours, Falls Road, West Belfast, 2002. Depiction of various Republican murals in the background; taxi has tourist taking photos. Phone numbers to arrange the tours, including weekends; for organised...


    • 2002
    • 2006
    • Loyalist; Mural painting and decoration
    • Loyalist mural, Shankill Parade, Lower Shankill, West Belfast, 2002. Mural commemorates life of Oliver Cromwell, 'Born 1599, Died 1658, Lieutenant General, Lord Protector Defender of the Protestant Faith'. Cromwell is a Protestant hero for his role...


    • 2002
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    • Flags; Great Britain; Israel
    • Flags on the Shankill Road, West Belfast. From left, the Northern Irish flag (Red Cross on white background, Red hand of Ulster centre, with Union Jack, top left corner; Union Jacks; Israeli flag - some Loyalists identify with Israel's position as...


    • 2006
    • 2008
    • Non-aligned; Republican; Mural painting and decoration
    • Non-aligned (Republican) mural, Divis Street, West Belfast. Mural depicts Frederick Douglass (1818-1895). 'Inspired by two Irishman to escape from slavery, Frederick Douglass came to Ireland during the famine. Henceforth, he championed the...


    • 2008
    • 2010
    • Republican; Graffiti; Mural painting and decoration
    • Republican graffiti, Slemish Way, Andersonstown, West Belfast, 2008. 'Éirígí There Are More British Troops in Ireland Than In Iraq'. Stencilled graffiti; Éirígí is a Socialist Republican political group.


    • 2009
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    • Mural painting and decoration; Gaelic language; Language and cultural contact; Street signs; Irish language
    • Mural, Brighton St., West Belfast, 2009. Mural in support of Irish Language Rights Act and Pobal. 'The Irish Language Act NI/ Needed more now than ever before!/ Acht na Gaeilgeté/ Pobal/ Scátheagras Phobal na Gaeilge (Pobal the umbrella...

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