In the coming days the Chief Constable will be forced by the court to hand over a report by the Historical Enquiries Team (HET) which was “completed” nearly a year ago.
We were forced to take Matt Baggott to court as we considered that his unprecedented suppression of the HET report was irrational, unlawful [...]
In June 2012, we met with renowned researchers from Amnesty International and told them our story. They went away and investigated the service journey we have suffered with the state authorities. In September of this year, Amnesty International released Northern Ireland: Time to Deal With The Past, a withering indictment of the state’s failure [...]
ESTRAGON: (having tried in vain to work it out). I’m tired! (Pause.) Let’s go.
VLADIMIR: We can’t.
ESTRAGON: Why not?
VLADIMIR: We’re waiting for Godot.
This time last year we launched our book at the historic Clifton House on North Queen Street which is just down the road from where [...]
A written submission by Ciarán MacAirt to Dr. Haass and Dr. O’ Sullivan of the Panel of Parties, NI Executive.
“The Past and How It Impacts Upon the Present in the North of Ireland” was written in October 2013 on behalf of our loved ones who were killed or injured in the pro-State Loyalist bombing [...]
Colin Wallace (right), former Senior Information Officer at the heart of the British Army’s psychological operations unit in the early 1970s, has been helping me translate secret military archives which I discovered.
When I wrote my book, he was the first and only person I wished would write its foreword.
This morning (12th September 2013), families of those who were murdered in the McGurk’s Bar bombing of 4th December 1971 will be in Belfast’s High Court to begin legal proceedings against the Chief Constable and his decision to block the release of an Historical Enquiries Team (HET) report into the atrocity.
At the same [...]
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It was standing room only for our film and Q&A event at St. Mary’s University College which we hosted for Féile an Phobail. Belfast’s premier art and culture festival [...]
Our statement in full:
The Historical Enquiries Team (HET) has reviewed the RUC investigation into the McGurk’s Bar massacre of 4th December 1971. Its report was completed in December 2012 but its release has been blocked by the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).
Despite repeated requests and talks with the [...]
Féile an Phobail, one of Belfast’s best known arts and cultural events, is celebrating its 25th year in 2013 and its line-up this year is beyond comparison.
So it is a great honour for our families to have been invited to host an event during the festival.
We will be showing our documentary film, The McGurk’s [...]
Different Police Force… Same Old Story
The conclusions of the Macpherson Inquiry (1999) into the Metropolitan Police Force’s handling of the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence rocked the British criminal justice system to the core.
The Inquiry concluded that the Stephen Lawrence “investigation was marred by a combination of professional incompetence, institutional racism and a failure of [...]