The retirement of Jane Winter from British Irish Rights Watch at the end of 2012 was a great loss to many campaigning families in Ireland, Great Britain and beyond.
Jane and the independent organisation she helped found was a bulwark against State intransigence and lies. I personally shall miss her sober and clinical advice [...]
On Sunday 24th March 2013, Dublin Road Movie House will be hosting a double matinee of films by the McGurk’s Bar and Ballymurphy Massacre campaigns.
“The McGurk’s Bar Bombing: Loss of Innocence” was created to coincide with the launch of the highly anticipated book, The McGurk’s Bar Bombing: Collusion, Cover-Up and a Campaign for [...]
This is today’s question from Michael Connarty MP in the British House of Commons. It should have been answered by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers MP. She ducked and the question was answered – erroneously as I have already written – by her Minister of State, Mike Penning.
Michael Connarty [...]
“When will the most recent report of the investigation into the McGurk’s Bar bombing be made public?”
This was a simple question tabled for the British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland today by Michael Connarty, Labour MP for Linlithgow and East Falkirk.
Michael is the nephew of the oldest victim of the McGurk’s Bar [...]
I imagined that there were more than a few raised eyebrows in the offices of the Historical Enquiries Team, the Police Ombudsman and Chief Constable when the Irish News headlined with news that Colin Wallace was not only a close contact of mine but also had written the foreword to my book.
Colin Wallace [...]
Tonight I learned that the one person convicted of murdering my grandmother has died.
In the coming hours and coming days some will spit words of bitterness whilst others will trumpet the life of Robert James Campbell. The death notices of killers in newspapers make for a sobering read.
None of these words sit [...]
On Sunday 3rd February 2013, Dublin Road Movie House will be hosting the world premiere of our film The McGurk’s Bar Bombing: Loss of Innocence.
Made by local filmmakers, Northern Visions, and funded by the Community Relations Council, The McGurk’s Bar Bombing: Loss of Innocence features the family members themselves telling their touching stories [...]
The next meeting of the McGurk’s Bar commemoration committee will be held on Saturday 26th January at 1pm in North Belfast.
The committee will be discussing plans for the campaign in 2013, including the exciting release of a docu-film which we have been working on over the past year.
The film, Loss of Innocence, is made [...]
The Historical Enquiries Team (HET) has finally completed the McGurk’s Bar Report… and referred it BACK to the Police Ombudsman. (Post on behalf of the McGurk’s Bar Commemoration Committee)
On Thursday 6th December, Labour MP, Michael Connarty, urged the British Prime Minister to apologise to the families of the McGurk’s Bar victims and order a “proper investigation”. A [...]
Book Launch “The McGurk’s Bar Bombing” by Ciarán MacAirt
5pm, Tuesday 4th December 2012 (the 41st anniversary of the atrocity)
Long Gallery, Stormont
With Ciarán MacAirt (author/grandson of Kathleen Irvine, one of the 15 victims), other family members and campaigners. MLAs from each of the main parties also invited [...]
Film: Loss of Innocence
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