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St Patrick mural in south Belfast faces planning probe

The Housing Executive's Clark Bailie, First Minister Arlene Foster and artist Ross Wilson launching the artwork
Brendan Hughes
A MURAL of St Patrick in a loyalist area of south Belfast is being investigated by council officials in a row over planning permission. Launched last week by First Minister Arlene Foster, the artwork on Tates Avenue bridge is aimed at recognising the shared history of Ireland's patron saint. But some residents claim they were not consulted about the plans and say it spoils the appearance of the traditional red-brick bridge. The artwork is placed on several large aluminium panels fastened to the bridge in the Village area of the city. It was created by artist Ross Wilson at a co[...]
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