Time For Truth - McGurk's Bar

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 […]

Ciarán MacAirt and other McGurk's Bar family campaigners

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 […]

#McGurks Bar Families Petition Policing Board before Atrocity’s 45th Anniversary

Families of the victims of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre will attend the Policing Board this Thursday 1st December at 2pm to petition political representatives and independent Board members for support in their on-going court battles against the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Chief Constable. The following day, a long-running Judicial Review hearing will […]

Running for Justice and Just Giving

The team at Pádraig Ó Muirigh’s Solicitor firm aren’t content with fighting for justice. They also run for it as well. The team are training hard in preparation for St Patrick’s Day and the Spar Craic 10k run. The long haul starts at City Hall, linking west and east Belfast, while taking in the Cathedral Quarter […]

McGurk's Bar families outside MI6 in London

Britain’s National Security? No. Britain’s National Shame

Families of those murdered in the McGurk’s Bar atrocity travelled to London this week to mark the 44th anniversary of the attack and to lobby for the release of archives which relate to the attack but which have been closed to them because of what the authorities deem to be “national security”. 15 innocent men women and […]

The Ticking Clock Dilemma

McGurk’s Bar activist, Robert McClenaghan, writes a very personal blog on the reality of Britain’s inability to face up to its human rights abuses, and how this now becomes his own ticking clock dilemma. I was with other family members in west Belfast to hear about the current situation with the Stormont House Agreement and how […]

Delay and Obfuscation: Families Demand Quashing of HET Report

Families of those killed in the McGurk’s Bar atrocity on 4th December 1971 are disgusted that the Police Service of Northern Ireland continue to delay their campaign for truth and justice. They demand that the Chief Constable quashes a report by the failed Historical Enquiries Team. 15 innocent men, women and children were killed in […]

Families welcome McGurk’s Bar Investigative Bias Decision

Responding to today’s admission by PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton that there was indeed an “INVESTIGATIVE BIAS” during the McGurk’s Bar investigation, Robert Mc Clenaghan on behalf of the Mc Gurks Bar Memorial Committee said: “Four years ago in February 2011, the Police Ombudsman, Al Hutchinson found an investigative bias on the part of the […]

Great Support from the Other Side of the World

Many thanks to Clan MacCumascaigh in Melbourne who posted this picture and a very simple question to Chief Constable George Hamilton:   What say Ye @Chiefconpsni @policeserviceni Any chance of changing habits being truthful #JustSaying @ciaranmacairt pic.twitter.com/aymTe2VDrT — MícheálMacCumascaigh (@demicker) September 17, 2015 Different @ChiefConPSNI, same old lies. GLOBAL support from #ClanMacCumascaigh #McGurks https://t.co/2LQF4jNF12 pic.twitter.com/wO94vwRIf1 […]

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