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Titanic-themed artwork replaces terrorist mural in Belfast

By Joanne Sweeney

The image of a paper-boy shouting the fateful news that the Titanic had sunk has replaced a 20-year-old paramilitary mural in east Belfast.

The new mural painted by renowned artist John Stewart also pays tribute to the workers and founders of Harland and Wolff which built the historic ocean liner which sank in 1912.

The mural at Cuba Walk off the Lower Newtownards Road used to show the UFF symbol and the Red Hand of Ulster.

It was removed as part of a community project aimed at building good relations and community spirit across Northern Ireland.

The project was managed by Charter NI, who worked with the Forward Group, Pitt Park Women's Group and representatives for the mural, and was facilitated by the EU PEACE III funded Building Relationships in Communities Programme.

Dee Stitt from Charter NI said: "East Belfast is inextricably linked to the Titanic and we are all very proud to be associated with it.

"It reflects this sense of pride and is a very welcome and positive addition to the area."

The new mural took three weeks to complete.

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