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 […]

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In Their Footsteps… at Stormont

Day of Action: In Their Footsteps Place: Stormont Date: Monday 20th October 2014 Time: 12pm-2pm   Our families intend to bring pressure on the Executive and the Irish and British governments to implement proposals for dealing with the past in line with the Haass proposals. We believe that all those who lost loved ones as a result […]

In Their Footsteps… Belfast Event

Journey with us as we walk… ‘In Their Footsteps’ Saturday 19th July at 2pm Kennedy Centre (map). The mission: We intend to mobilise families and individuals throughout Ireland who wish to pursue truth and justice for their loved ones killed and/or injured as a result of the conflict, to unite for a peaceful Day of […]

Gerard's parents, Sarah and Edward Keenan

Gerard Keenan… In Their Footsteps

By Gerard Keenan, son of Edward and Sarah Keenan who were murdered in the McGurk’s Bar massacre on 4th December 1971. A pair of shoes on a pavement and a note… It is a striking image. I will leave two pairs of old shoes and two notes for my parents as I lost both. 4th […]

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In Their Footsteps

In Their Footsteps – the mission: We intend to mobilise families and individuals throughout Ireland who wish to pursue truth and justice for their loved ones killed and/or injured as a result of the conflict, to unite for a peaceful Day of Action in Dublin on Saturday, 14 June 2014.   This date for has […]

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks to the crowd at Dublin and Monaghan Commemoration

Baby Doherty – 40 Years On and Still No Truth

A poem written in memory of Baby Doherty and recited at the 40th anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings   Baby Doherty And it was never known if I was boy or girl Never placed on the public record. I wasn’t even a statistic. I wasn’t counted in the cold numbers of the dead. […]

Amnesty International - Northern Ireland: Time To Deal with the Past

Amnesty International and McGurk’s Bar

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 to […]

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Blawg: McGurk’s Bar… A Constitutional Crisis

Focal an lae: Blawg (n) A law blog; a blog written by a lawyer or a blog with law-oriented content. 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 celebrated its 25th birthday this year. […]

Níall Ó Murchú (left) and Ciarán MacAirt

McGurk’s Bar Families Take Legal Action To Access Blocked HET Report

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 […]

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