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Tom Hartley was born in Belfast and grew up in the Falls Road area. He became a Republican activist in the late 1960s and was imprisoned during the 1970s for riotous behaviour. Hartley joined Sinn Féin in the 1960s and acted as the party's General Secretary and National Chairperson. Hartley was first elected to Belfast City Council in 1993 for Lower Falls ward, representing Sinn Féin. He served on Council for 20 years and stood down in 2013.
oil on canvas
H 117 x W 97 cm (E)