McGurk's Bar Massacre

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. […]

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 […]

Major Disinformation

Senior Ammunition Technical Officer (ATO), Major Bernard Calladene (1), completed a standard British army pro forma (access the redacted version here) when his ATOs returned from the McGurk’s Bar bombing site. Calladene was not present at the scene of the McGurk’s explosion.   It records that the attending ATOs, Sergeant Crisp and Captain Mendham (2), stipulate that the […]

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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 […]

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The British State Fears the Truth

It was a cold house for a long time but Stormont welcomed families of victims murdered by the British state and its loyalists yesterday (Thursday 30th October 2014).   Clara Reilly of Relatives for Justice hosted the event which included a keynote address by the Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness of Sinn Féin. Family representatives included those […]

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The MRF and its Director of Terrorism

Digging for documents in the National Archives in Kew, London, at the start of the year, a “personal and confidential” letter dated 30th December 1971 caught my eye. It was from Howard Smith, Whitehall’s UK Representative in Northern Ireland, to leading civil servant, Philip Woodfield CBE, head of the Northern Ireland department at the Home […]

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