6 2 mins 9 yrs

Meanwhile, back in peace process land…

A row has broken out over a request to rename a Belfast street in memory of 15 people who were killed in a UVF bombing.  Unionists on Belfast City Council have been accused of playing political football with a proposal to change Fishers Court, off North Queen Street in the north of the city, to McGurk’s Way — after the 1971 explosion in McGurk’s Bar in which 15 Catholic civilians died.

No problem. But I would like to see Oxford Street renamed Bloody Friday Avenue (in memory of the IRA slaughter of the innocents that took place there in 1972). Then could we also rename Castle Lane in Belfast Centre Abercorn Way to remind us of the innocents the IRA blew to pieces on 1972 as they sat in the Abercorn Restaurant.  I am sure all those fair minded republicans behind the McGurk’s Way wheeze will support my suggestions….

Click to rate this post!
[Total: 0 Average: 0]

6 thoughts on “WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO SHAME…

  1. Give it a plain ole number (6th avenue) and forget the “One-Upmanship” political bullshit!

  2. It’s reassuring to see norn iron hasn’t changed.

    Global recession and financial meltdown surround us but our lads are still more concerned about names and flags.

  3. MourneReg,

    Then why are ‘your lot’ concerned enough to want change at this time? Not trying to ‘sneak one in’ while real folk are busy doing more important things, are they?

  4. On principle I don’t like renaming things (streets buildings etc), except in situations where they discovered that some building had been named after some guy who turned out to be a serial killer. Who/what was/were “Fishers”? How did he/they blot his/their copybook?

    Name new things after people.

  5. Global recession and financial meltdown surround us but our lads are still more concerned about names and flags.

    MourneReg

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think that a number of counties (Laois, Offally), towns (Cobh, Dun Laoghaire) and street names (O’Connell Street) were changed in the Irish Free State after 1921. The economy was shit, but names and flags were important to “our lads”.

Comments are closed.