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The Gem Bar – Targeted by the British Army

The British Army raided and searched the Gem Bar, the original target of the McGurk’s Bar bombers, two nights before the massacre. Secret British Army archives record that its soldiers screened 20 customers of the Gem Bar and sent 6 to Girdwood Barracks for questioning. The Gem Bar was suspected by the British Army of […]

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Where Was the British Army’s Death Squad on the Night of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre?

Secret files prove that Britain’s death squad, the Military Reaction Force (MRF), was operating in the streets around McGurk’s Bar. Newly discovered archives prove that the British Army’s shadowy Military Reaction Force (MRF) was deployed in North Belfast at the time of the McGurk’s Bar bombing. The families have long since questioned where the MRF […]

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Ned Keenan by John Campbell

Ned Keenan Whenever I lift an orange, Ned Keenan comes to mind. He could judge their sweetness, Just by stripping off the rind. ‘A sour one won’t peel easy,’ He told me with a smile, In the days he bossed the orange boats, And we helped him stack the pile. An explosion in McGurk’s Bar […]

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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. […]

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McGurk’s Bar Families Take Judicial Review Against Attorney General

McGurk’s Bar relatives have issued a Judicial Review challenge against the Attorney General regarding his decision not to order a fresh inquest into the massacre. Kinnear & Co. Solicitors can confirm that yesterday, Mr Terence Keenan, has lodged papers in the High Court in Belfast, initiating proceedings against the Attorney General, regarding his recent decision […]

Time for Truth March

International Day for the Right to the Truth

Protests and commemorations on the International Day for the Right to the Truth. The Time for Truth Committee, made up of a group of victims’ families from some of the key legacy campaigns, is organising a series of protests across the country between 2pm – 3pm on Saturday 24th March to remember victims of the conflict […]

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Time For Truth Committee: Thank You

Thank you from the Time for Truth Committee. The families who organised the Time for Truth March in Belfast on February 25 would like to thank the thousands of people who marched with us demanding truth and those who sent messages of support, such as highly respected human rights barrister, Mike Mansfield. We would particularly like […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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