Two days after the McGurk’s Bar atrocity, Brian Faulkner, Northern Ireland Prime Minister at the time, flew to meet with Reginald Maudling, British Home Secretary, for what would have been crunch talks on security.
The startling notes of the meeting, discovered by Pat Finucane Centre at Kew National Archives, show in stark terms how the cover-up went right to the top of the political establishment.
Less than 48 hours after the atrocity, Faulkner advances the IRA own-goal black propaganda and brazenly admits to political interference in a supposed live RUC investigation. We now know, of course, that the RUC carried out no investigation.
The families have begun civil litigation against the British state for its disinformation regarding the death of our family members. They will have to answer for each and every single one of these lies in open court.
Ciarán MacAirt is an Irish writer and author of The McGurk’s Bar Bombing: Collusion, Cover-Up and a Campaign for Truth.
He also manages Paper Trail, an innovative charity and social enterprise which offers legacy archive research services and helps families unearth the truth hidden in public records.
Ciarán – who has written 95 posts on The McGurk's Bar Bombing: Collusion, Cover-Up and a Campaign for Truth.
- Time For Truth March February 8, 2018
- Time For Truth – Walk With Us February 1, 2018
- The McGurk’s Bar Massacre and the Role of British Agents December 15, 2017