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More IRA posters plastered on International Wall in west Belfast

New 'loose talk costs lives' posters have appeared in west Belfast. Picture by Alan Lewis, Photopress
New 'loose talk costs lives' posters have appeared in west Belfast. Picture by Alan Lewis, Photopress

POSTERS associated with the Provisional IRA have been plastered on the International Wall in west Belfast.

Dozens of the "loose talk costs lives" posters, commonly seen in republican areas during the Troubles, have been out on the Falls Road wall, several days after a previous poster was removed.

The posters cover up part of a mural about ETA prisoners and Basque separatist leader Arnaldo Otegi.

Showing an IRA gunman, the posters warn people living in Republican areas that their conversations could be monitored by the security forces.

The message includes the slogan "whatever you say - say nothing" which was immortalised by Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney in his poem of the same name.

The Irish News reported earlier this month that threats had been made against artists working on the International Wall and scaffolding had been torn down.

An image of unionist leader Edward Carson and the Ulster Volunteers was paint-bombed for a second time last week.