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 […]

Behind the Mask and the McGurk’s Bar Massacre

As a life-long researcher of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre which claimed the life of my grandmother and 14 other civilians including two children, I am on an eternal hunt of archives and texts for information. This search brought me to Dr. Aaron Edwards’ new book, UVF: Behind the Mask, which turned out to be quite […]

#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 […]

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 […]

Police Shut Down McGurk’s Bar Families Requests for Information

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 […]

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 […]

The Ticking Clock Dilemma

McGurk’s Bar activist, Robert McClenaghan, writes a very personal blog on the reality of Britain’s inability to face up to its human rights abuses, and how this now becomes his own ticking clock dilemma. I was with other family members in west Belfast to hear about the current situation with the Stormont House Agreement and how […]

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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