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The Gem Bar – Targeted by the British Army

The British Army raided and searched the Gem Bar, the original target of the McGurk’s Bar bombers, two nights before the massacre. Secret British Army archives record that its soldiers screened 20 customers of the Gem Bar and sent 6 to Girdwood Barracks for questioning. The Gem Bar was suspected by the British Army of […]

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Where Was the British Army’s Death Squad on the Night of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre?

Secret files prove that Britain’s death squad, the Military Reaction Force (MRF), was operating in the streets around McGurk’s Bar. Newly discovered archives prove that the British Army’s shadowy Military Reaction Force (MRF) was deployed in North Belfast at the time of the McGurk’s Bar bombing. The families have long since questioned where the MRF […]

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Kinnear & Co. Solicitors: New Documents Confirm Police Spread Deliberate Disinformation

Kinnear & Co. Solicitors: New Documents Confirm Police Spread Deliberate Disinformation about McGurk’s Bar Bombing Kinnear & Co. Solicitors act for a number of the families who lost loved ones in the December 1971 bombing of McGurk’s Bar, in which 15 people, including two children, were murdered and many more badly injured. Researcher Ciarán MacAirt, […]

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Police Created and Spread McGurk’s Bar Lies

Critical archive find puts police in the frame for McGurk’s Bar lies. A shocking British military archive discovered by a grandson of victims of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre proves that the Royal Ulster Constabulary police force originated and disseminated the lie that the atrocity was an “IRA own-goal” just over 4 hours after the bombing. […]

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Time For Truth – McGurk’s Bar

McGurk’s Bar families were proud to walk  shoulder-to-shoulder with friends and families – Time For Truth! McGurk’s Bar activist, Ciarán MacAirt, addressed the Time For Truth March on Sunday 25th February 2018. My name is Ciarán MacAirt and I am the grandson of John and Kathleen Irvine. Kathleen was one of 15 innocent civilians murdered […]

Time For Truth and the International Day for the Right to the Truth

Time For Truth March

Family campaign groups are calling on you to join them on the Time for Truth march, on Sunday 25th February to Belfast city hall.  McGurk’s Bar, Loughinisland, Ballymurphy, Springhill, New Lodge 6, and Kelly’s Bar families have joined together to launch news of the march, Time For Truth. John Kelly from the ‘Bloody Sunday’ campaign will […]

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Time For Truth – Walk With Us

My name is Ciarán MacAirt. This is my story. Now is the Time for Truth. On the 4th of December 1971 my grandmother, Kitty Irvine, was murdered in the McGurk’s Bar Massacre.   A bomb exploded in McGurk’s Bar in the New Lodge, killing fifteen civilians. Two of the dead were children as the McGurk family […]

McGurk's Bar Massacre and the Role of British Agents

The McGurk’s Bar Massacre and the Role of British Agents

McGurk’s Bar Families hear for the first time that a high-level British agent gave intelligence about the atrocity to his police handlers.  Yesterday – and only in open court – victims and survivors of the McGurk’s Bar atrocity learned that British agent and Ulster Volunteer Force commander, Gary Haggarty, gave information to his police handlers […]

Behind the Mask and the McGurk’s Bar Massacre

As a life-long researcher of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre which claimed the life of my grandmother and 14 other civilians including two children, I am on an eternal hunt of archives and texts for information. This search brought me to Dr. Aaron Edwards’ new book, UVF: Behind the Mask, which turned out to be quite […]

McGurk's Bar family members meet Jim O'Callaghan TD, Justice and Equality Spokesperson

McGurk’s Bar Families Meet With Fianna Fáil Justice and Equality Spokesperson

Fianna Fáil Justice and Equality Spokesperson, Jim O Callaghan TD, met members of the McGurk’s Bar families in Leinster House.  After the meeting with the Justice and Equality Spokesperson yesterday (Monday 20th March 2017), Robert Mc Clenaghan said: Today’s meeting was important for us to present our case for a fresh Inquest to Fianna Fáil front […]

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