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RNU Ardoyne mural an attack on Irish culture and games

7 August, 2015 - by JJ Magee

Sinn Féin Councillor JJ Magee has described the action by the Republican Network for Unity in painting over a community mural in Ardoyne as an attack on Irish culture and games.

 Councillor Magee said,

 “Without any consultation with the local community RNU have taken it upon themselves to paint over an Irish cultural community mural dedicated to the local GAA.

 “This murals was an acknowledgement of the constructive role the GAA has played in the cultural, sporting and social life of Ardoyne for over a century.

 “What makes this even more reprehensible is that it has happened as the area gears up for its largest community festival Fleadh Ard Eoin.

 “This is an attack by a tiny group of people unrepresentative of the community of Ardoyne on Irish culture and games.”

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