“We now realise that wasn’t a brilliant idea…”

Newshound transcribes a Sunday World report on the recent removal of a ‘women in struggle’ wall mural at Rockmount Street, Belfast, and its controversial replacement – an advert for Northern Property, a Falls Road-based estate agency.  From the report

Tony Donnelly, director of Northern Property, said his office had been inundated with calls about the mural’s removal. He said it had been taken down by Sinn Féin and his company had then erected its ad separately.

“We now realise that wasn’t a brilliant idea and the old mural will be reinstated in due course,” he said. Ex-prisoners have complained about Sinn Féin’s support for some property firms.

Donnelly confirmed that Northern Property advertised in the local Sinn Féin news-sheet and the company had attended a Sinn Féin fund-raising dinner in the Europa hotel.