Belfast’s dreadful murals should be consigned to the past
Amateurish images combine tired grievances with trite sloganeering
An IRA mural in west Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA
I have been receiving treatment for a minor injury over the past two months, which has meant cycling – slowly – through the gates in the peace line between my part of Belfast and the Royal Victoria Hospital.
Just past the gates on the republican side is the so-called international wall, where a sixth-form selection of foreign leftist, nationalist and revolutionary causes are given the Belfast mural treatment.