Peace Wall Removal
Community Celebrates Peace Wall Removal
Residents at a North Belfast interface hold a celebration event to mark a new era after the removal of a 30 year old Peace Wall.
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Australian Ambassador to Ireland, Richard Andrews, yesterday (9th November 2016) met International Fund for Ireland Board Member, Billy Gamble, and community groups that are working to improve life on some of Belfast’s most contentious interfaces.
The Ambassador viewed peace and reconciliation work, supported by the Fund, which is creating dialogue on the future of physical barriers or so-called Peace Walls that still divide communities in the city.
The Ambassador met with groups involved in the fund’s Peace Walls Programme including Duncairn Community Partnership, Black Mountain Shared Spaces Project and TASCIT which recently secured the removal of a 270 metre-long Peace Wall on the Crumlin Road in Belfast.
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Pictured at the Flax Street Peace Wall in North Belfast are (l-r) Australian Ambassador to Ireland, Richard Andrews; Rab McCallum from the TASCIT project; and Billy Gamble, International Fund for Ireland Board Member.