#McGurks Bar Families Petition Policing Board before Atrocity’s 45th Anniversary

Families of the victims of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre will attend the Policing Board this Thursday 1st December at 2pm to petition political representatives and independent Board members for support in their on-going court battles against the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Chief Constable. The following day, a long-running Judicial Review hearing will […]

Challenge to Chief Constable George Hamilton

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 memorial lecture is free […]

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 […]

I Am Belfast

This Sunday, QFT hosts the film, I Am Belfast, Mark Cousins’ love letter to his hometown. Mark abandoned the city because of its bigotry and violence, but this is his return home. His deep love of Belfast sweeps us from cityscape to dreamscape and back again as if carried effortlessly on the tide. From salt […]

Chief Constable Matt Baggott oversaw the irrational HET report

5 Years Later: McGurk’s Bar Families Still in Court Fighting Irrational Police Probe

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 […]

The Chief Constable’s #Fail

The Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland ran a #AskChiefCon feed on Twitter which was a #Fail for #McGurks families. The Chief Constable, George Hamilton, last night invited tweeters to ask him a question using the hashtag #AskChiefCon (see feed). There was some serious questions and much mirth which fulfills the folksy, accessible PR […]

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 […]

Delay and Obfuscation: Families Demand Quashing of HET Report

Families of those killed in the McGurk’s Bar atrocity on 4th December 1971 are disgusted that the Police Service of Northern Ireland continue to delay their campaign for truth and justice. They demand that the Chief Constable quashes a report by the failed Historical Enquiries Team. 15 innocent men, women and children were killed in […]

NvTv Focal Point: McGurk’s Bar

Northern Visions Television (NVTV) interviewed McGurk’s Bar families outside the High Court after our historic win against dirty cops, past and present. Well done to the families and legal representatives. Thank you as always to NvTv. Focal Point Friday 25 September 2015 from Northern Visions NvTv on Vimeo.

A Question of BBC Bias, Lazy Reporting or Simple Oversight?

British reporting at the time of the McGurk’s Bar bombing was at best lazy or at worst downright biased. We still have to take the media to task. Here is an open comment/complaint to the BBC regarding its report into police bias and our families today. We await its response. Dear Sir/Madam, In the linked […]

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