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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Chief Constable Promises “Substantive Developments” in McGurk’s Bar Case

The Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland has promised “substantive developments”in the McGurk’s Bar case sitting in the High Court tomorrow (25th September 2015). It is a High Court case which the so-called police service forced our families to take in order to quash the ludicrous FOURTH report by the police’s Historical […]

Great Support from the Other Side of the World

Many thanks to Clan MacCumascaigh in Melbourne who posted this picture and a very simple question to Chief Constable George Hamilton:   What say Ye @Chiefconpsni @policeserviceni Any chance of changing habits being truthful #JustSaying @ciaranmacairt pic.twitter.com/aymTe2VDrT — MícheálMacCumascaigh (@demicker) September 17, 2015 Different @ChiefConPSNI, same old lies. GLOBAL support from #ClanMacCumascaigh #McGurks https://t.co/2LQF4jNF12 pic.twitter.com/wO94vwRIf1 […]

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