Unionist fury as Housing Executive spends £5,000 on Easter Rising mural

The mural on the Lower Ormeau Road in south Belfast. Picture Mal McCann
Brendan Hughes
UNIONISTS have accused the Housing Executive of wasting public funds for spending almost £5,000 on an Easter Rising mural. The mural is being painted on a blank gable wall of terraced houses along the Lower Ormeau Road in south Belfast. It was commissioned as part of a community project during the centenary commemorations focusing on a local family's involvement in both the 1916 rebellion and the Battle of the Somme. Featuring Cumann na mBan and the Irish Citizen Army, the mural is being created at a cost of £4,900 to the Housing Executive. The housing body said the[...]

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