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Gerald Donaghey – Unfinished Business

Below is an excellent article by the Pat Finucane Centre and the continuing tragedy of Gerald Donaghey who was one of fourteen innocent victims killed on Bloody Sunday, 1972. The post also considers the malign testimony of Times journalist, John Chartres, who also had his bit part to play in the McGurk’s Bar disinformation. An […]

Corporate Memory and the McGurk’s Bar Massacre

Drew Harris, the Deputy Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern, has purchased the corporate memory and the corporate allegiance of his old friends in the Royal Ulster Constabulary. Considering the institutional sectarianism and criminality of this failed force, he may be hoping for corporate amnesia but ordinary families will not allow them to forget. Criminal […]

Undermining the Eyewitness to the McGurk’s Bar Attack

The Research Unit of the Government Information Service: Undermining the Eyewitness to the McGurk’s Bar Attack.   In a Judicial Review today (Friday 24th October 2014), our families and legal representatives, KRW Law, will challenge the irrational findings of what is the 4th Historical Enquiries Team report that we have seen. This latest report is completely at […]

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The Guerrilla Film Club Presents…

The Guerrilla Film Club will be hosting our film The McGurk’s Bar Bombing: Loss of Innocence at 7pm, Tuesday 2nd December in Conway Mill. A question and answer session will follow.   Made by local filmmakers, Northern Visions, and funded by the Community Relations Council, The McGurk’s Bar Bombing: Loss of Innocence features the family […]

Lord Gerry Fitt – Snake in the Grass?

Whilst researching the murder of my grandmother, Kathleen Irvine, and 14 other innocent civilians in the McGurk’s Bar bombing in 1971, I came across a gut-wrenching document. Of all of the buried documents which I have discovered and placed in the public domain, the contents of this particular document left me more deflated than the […]

Fusilier Thomas's record in 2RRF's War Diary

Fusilier Thomas: A Forgotten Victim

It was the reasoned crisis of his soul Against more days of inescapable thrall         S.I.W., Wilfred Owen Official records tend to be dry, perfunctory and prosaic. Documents like Director of Operations Brief, Duty Officer Report or Brigade Intelligence Summary may catalogue moments of violence and destruction but the words rarely convey context or the […]

Another Year… And We Are Still Waiting

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 McGurk’s Bar once stood. […]

Time for Truth

The Past and How It Impacts Upon the Present in the North of Ireland

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 […]

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Foreword, by Colin Wallace

Foreword by Colin Wallace 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 […]

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