Day of Action: In Their Footsteps
Place: Stormont
Date: Monday 20th October 2014
Time: 12pm-2pm


Families from the Louginisland and McGurk's Bar campaigns

Families from the Louginisland and McGurk’s Bar campaigns at the Dublin event

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 of the conflict deserve to have their concerns taken seriously by the two Governments which were themselves parties to the conflict.

This event is organised to coincide with the talks between the British Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers and the Stormont Executive.

The recent cuts to the victims’ sector, the cuts to the Police Ombudsman’s office and the continued intransigence of the police have left victims families feeling vulnerable and angry.


This Day of Action belongs to all of us, and will provide a springboard for further events, both collectively and by individual campaigns or families.

While recognising that the families of victims have many different needs and demands, we recognise that all seek truth, justice and acknowledgement.

Consequently, our overarching theme will be ‘Set the Truth Free’.

Ciarán MacAirt is an Irish writer and author of The McGurk’s Bar Bombing: Collusion, Cover-Up and a Campaign for Truth.

He also manages Paper Trail, an innovative charity and social enterprise which offers legacy archive research services and helps families unearth the truth hidden in public records.

Ciarán – who has written posts on The McGurk's Bar Bombing: Collusion, Cover-Up and a Campaign for Truth.

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