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 […]

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 […]

Behind the Mask and the McGurk’s Bar Massacre

As a life-long researcher of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre which claimed the life of my grandmother and 14 other civilians including two children, I am on an eternal hunt of archives and texts for information. This search brought me to Dr. Aaron Edwards’ new book, UVF: Behind the Mask, which turned out to be quite […]

Britain lied to the European Commission about the McGurk's Bar Massacre

Britain Lied to the European Commission about the McGurk’s Bar Massacre

As late as 1976, the British state and Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) lied to the Irish Government and European Commission on Human Rights about the McGurk’s Bar Massacre, and claimed that the explosion was the result of “an IRA bomb which had exploded prematurely whilst in transit to its intended target… a hotel nearby”. Margaret […]

McGurk’s Bar Families Give New Evidence to the Police Ombudsman

Relatives of the McGurk’s Bar bombing victims have told the Police Ombudsman that documents they have obtained contain evidence of security force collusion in the attack. Family members of some of the 15 people killed in the 1971 loyalist blast in Belfast met with representatives of the Police Ombudsman’s office to press for a new investigation. […]

Victim’s Grandson Calls Out Top Cop over McGurk’s Bar Cover-Up

A grandson of one of the fifteen civilians murdered in the McGurk’s Bar Massacre has demanded that the Chief Constable of the Police Service Northern Ireland do his job and quash a Historical Enquiries Team report on the atrocity before the 45th anniversary of the attack. The demand follows the grandson’s discovery of a ground-breaking […]

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 […]

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 […]

Campaign badge and film title: Loss of Innocence

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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