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”.
A gram of publicity in England is worth a tonne in Ireland – letter in the Irish News by Gerard Herdman
The dogged campaign for truth by families of the McGurk’s Bar victims has highlighted a sickening aspect of the English state’s war against the IRA.
Disinformation designed to weaken support for the republican […]
Families who lost loved ones in the McGurk’s Bar atrocity have challenged PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton and his so-called Legacy Investigation Branch to attend a lecture by world-renowned human rights lawyer, Michael Mansfield, commemorating the 45th anniversary of the attack.
Billed as a Case-Study in Disinformation, Denial and Delay, […]
The McGurk’s Bar families are in High Court on Friday (29th January 2016) against the Chief Constable of the Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI) seeking a Judicial Review of an irrational report by the police’s Historical Enquiries Team (HET).
It will be 5 years ago next month that the former Chief Constable of the Police […]
In what has been described as a “sinister attack on the freedom of information and personal attack on me by the Police Service of Northern Ireland”, a McGurk’s Bar family member has described how the police have closed down every single one of his requests for information in one refusal.
Ciarán MacAirt is the […]
Headquarter Northern Ireland Intelligence Summaries (HQNI INTSUMs) were prepared in Lisburn Headquarters by a team under the Director of Intelligence, a senior officer of the British Security Service, also known as MI5.
For his role in the north of Ireland in 1971 “David” (as he was code-named during the Bloody Sunday Inquiry) assumed the equivalent military […]
Baron Kilclooney, or John Taylor to you and me, helped promulgate the McGurk’s Bar propaganda before we had even buried our loved ones.
Whether he knowingly deceived the public or he too was duped by the RUC is moot.
One thing is certain: he has not apologised for his deceit.
The forensic report was […]
Less than 36 hours after the McGurk’s Bar Massacre, the Prime Minister of the Orange statelet carried the black propaganda across to Britain.
Brian Faulkner met with British Home Secretary, Reginald Maudling, and parroted the RUC disinformation at the same time as admitting that he had interfered in a live police investigation.
On Monday 6th December, less than 48 hours after the McGurk’s Bar Massacre, the Newsletter published disinformation from the RUC.
What is more sinister about this is that the present day investigations by the likes of the failed Historical Enquiries Team tried to say that there was no proof that the Royal Ulster Constabulary […]
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 […]
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- A Gram of Publicity in England is Worth a Tonne in Ireland December 22, 2016