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Statement on Annadale garden of reflection

Published: Fri, 1 Aug 2014
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There is no sectarian or paramilitary imagery in the garden
Annadale, Belfast
The garden at Annadale and commemorative plaque was funded by the Housing Executive and designed to commemorate the First World War Centenary.
It was completed two months ago and we have had no complaints about the garden. There is no sectarian or paramilitary imagery in the garden. This was supported by the Housing Executive as it replaced a large paramilitary memorial and was seen to be a key part of re-imaging this neighbourhood.
A parade took place last night and we understand a separate plaque was brought into the garden – it is not a permanent fixture and was taken away again. The Housing Executive was not aware and had no involvement in the parade, and would not have sanctioned the additional imagery that was placed in the garden.