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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. […]

Bomb Expert Informed Army HQ that McGurk’s Bar Was Attacked

Press Release: The discovery of a secret British military file proves that a British Army bomb expert and witness at the scene of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre informed British Army Headquarters that the bar was attacked. Subsequent RUC and British Army reports blamed the innocent civilians in the bar. Author, Ciarán MacAirt, a grandson of […]

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Blawg: McGurk’s Bar… A Constitutional Crisis

Focal an lae: Blawg (n) A law blog; a blog written by a lawyer or a blog with law-oriented content. It was standing room only for our film and Q&A event at St. Mary’s University College which we hosted for Féile an Phobail. Belfast’s premier art and culture festival celebrated its 25th birthday this year. […]

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Police: A Law Unto Themselves?

Different Police Force… Same Old Story The conclusions of the Macpherson Inquiry (1999) into the Metropolitan Police Force’s handling of the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence rocked the British criminal justice system to the core. The Inquiry concluded that the Stephen Lawrence “investigation was marred by a combination of professional incompetence, institutional racism and a failure of […]

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Police Ombudsman Fiasco

The release and abortion of the Police Ombudsman’s report (8.7.10) into the Royal Ulster Constabulary’s (RUC) investigation of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre was an ill-conceived, unmitigated fiasco. The report and their media stage-management was Kafkaesque at its most benign. The Police Ombudsman railroaded our families, many of whom are aged, into this very public miscarriage. […]

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