Belfast anti-fascist and trade union murals 

There are so many that Belfast is possibly the world mural capital.

Break the Connection with Capitalism was unveiled on Northumberland Street on 20 April 2013.

Many thanks to Richie Browne, Unite regional co-ordinating officer, for this photograph

It was erected by Teach na Failte Republican Ex-Prisoners Support Group and Belfast City Council. The board shows Belfast socialists walking at Bodenstown, 1934, as part of the annual Wolfe Tone commemoration. The board states: 

In Memory of the Belfast Men who fought Against Fascism

with the XV International Brigade, Spanish Civil War 1936-39.

UNITE in Our Communities is UNITE’s mural on Northumberland Street, Belfast. 

Many thanks to Richie Browne, Unite regional co-ordinating officer, for this photograph

Unite for jobs. Unemployment and cuts destroy our communities! The board was erected in 2013. 

The gable wall of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) office in Donegall Street Place, Belfast is adorned with a magnificent mural celebrating the many unions with membership in Ireland, north and south.

It states: An Injury to One is an Injury to All. 

Commissioned from Belfast muralists Danny Devanny and Mark Ervine, it was unveiled by ICTU President John Douglas in September 2013 – the year that marked the 100th anniversary of the Dublin lock-out that ran from August 1913 to January 1914. 

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Directly in front of the mural is a life-size sculpture of celebrated trade unionist Jim Larkin. This was funded by the ICTU and the Langanside Corporation and unveiled on 8 May 2006.

The bronze statue was the work of Belfast artist Anto Brennan. It is close to Waring Street, where Larkin led the Belfast dockers’ strike in 1907.

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