The Troubles Archive is a collection of artworks from artists who produced work during and relating to the Troubles in Northern Ireland

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An agreement to set up an Independent International Commission on Decommissioning is signed by the B


Giving the replicas back

What do guns when they are not in use?
In dead of night they double and divide,
naming new owners, finding a new ruse.

Carry a gun on stage, it must be fired.
Deterrent only lasts until undone.
Better they are counted out of mind.

List the ways to frame a decommission,
a car-park graveyard covered with cement.
Which stay on stasis is s

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