Less than 36 hours after the McGurk’s Bar Massacre, the Prime Minister of the Orange statelet carried the black propaganda across to Britain.
Brian Faulkner met with British Home Secretary, Reginald Maudling, and parroted the RUC disinformation at the same time as admitting that he had interfered in a live police investigation.
You can read more about this startling archive find by the Pat Finucane Centre here.
Ciarán MacAirt is an Irish writer and author of The McGurk’s Bar Bombing: Collusion, Cover-Up and a Campaign for Truth.
He also manages Paper Trail, an innovative charity and social enterprise which offers legacy archive research services and helps families unearth the truth hidden in public records.