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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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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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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 […]

McGurk's Bar Massacre and the Role of British Agents

The McGurk’s Bar Massacre and the Role of British Agents

McGurk’s Bar Families hear for the first time that a high-level British agent gave intelligence about the atrocity to his police handlers.  Yesterday – and only in open court – victims and survivors of the McGurk’s Bar atrocity learned that British agent and Ulster Volunteer Force commander, Gary Haggarty, gave information to his police handlers […]

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. […]

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 […]

Facing the Questions of the Past

Families of those murdered in the 1971 McGurk’s Bar bombing are to ask the PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton for a meeting following the debate held in St Mary’s College on Thursday 6th August, as part of Féile an Phobail. Robert Mc Clenaghan who spoke at the packed public meeting said: “It is very important […]

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