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General Sir Frank Kitson and the McGurk's Bar Massacre

Outrage as Massacre evidence is withheld

Outrage as McGurk’s Bar Massacre evidence is withheld. Families of those killed and injured in Belfast’s most murderous bombing during the conflict have expressed outrage at the latest decision to withhold new evidence relating to the massacre even though the British authorities considered that it would “assist” the families in their continuing campaign for truth. […]
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General Sir Frank Kitson and the McGurk's Bar Massacre

ICO Accepts MOD Excuses for “Missing” Massacre Files

Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Accepts British Ministry of Defence Excuses for “Missing” Massacre Files The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has accepted the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) excuses for the disappearance of British Army logs covering the hours after the McGurk’s Bar Massacre. “Ghost” copies of the logs proved that previously undisclosed British Army units had […]
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McGurk's Bar Massacre - Kitson, Byrne and Shillington

PSNI-HET Report Was Another Cop Cover-Up

Be in no doubt, the PSNI-HET report into the McGurk’s Bar Massacre was another attempted police cover-up. The families of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre re-issue our simple challenge to the Chief Constable of Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI), Simon Byrne, after a High Court judge ruled that the PSNI/Historical Enquiries Team report into the atrocity […]
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Ar Lorg na Fírinne Game of Truth McGurk's Bar Featured

Ar Lorg Na Fírinne – Game of Truth

The Docs Ireland festival is hosting the international documentary, Game of Truth – Ar Lorg Na Fírinne. Written and directed by acclaimed auteur, Fabienne Lips-Dumas, Game of Truth features families searching for truth (Ar Lorg Na Fírinne) about the death of their loved ones during the conflict in Ireland and Britain. The story of the […]
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McGurk's Bar Massacre - Kitson, Byrne and Shillington

PSNI Incompetence or Collusion: Failure To Quash Irrational Report

The Chief Constable’s failure to quash a PSNI-HET report into the atrocity which the High Court ruled was “irrational” is another insult to our families. I post this hours before a Judicial Review case against the Chief Constable and Police Service Northern Ireland that has lasted seven years – the families demanded that PSNI quashed […]
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Gerard Keenan at the McGurk's Bar mural

Massacre Orphan to Chief Constable: Quash “Irrational” Report

Massacre Orphan Calls On Chief Constable To Quash “Irrational” HET Report Before Court A man whose parents were murdered in the McGurk’s Bar Massacre when he was a child has called on Chief Constable Simon Byrne to quash a failed and “irrational” report into the atrocity before a final court appearance on 16th June 2022. […]
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McGurk's Bar Massacre - Kitson, Byrne and Shillington

PSNI U-Turn on Kitson-RUC Collusion

Yet another PSNI U-turn should be a warning to families. Following the discovery of new evidence in British military files – and prior to a hearing of a seven-year-long Judicial Review beginning tomorrow – the Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI) has admitted it is “not aware of holding details of a secret agreement… between the […]
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McGurk's Bar Chief Constables Simon Byrne Graham Shillington

Chief Constable Snubs Massacre Families and Withholds Evidence

Press Release: The Chief Constable of Police Service Northern Ireland has yet again snubbed the families of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre and withholds evidence regarding the atrocity. Despite a protest at the Policing Board to mark the 50th anniversary of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre and an official request to meet with him, a police representative […]
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McGurk's Bar 3 ICO Complaints - Kitson

ICO Complaints – Kitson, British Army and Cops Collusion

The families of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre have lodged three separate complaints with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). All three complaints to the ICO regard police and British Army collusion in the cover-up of the atrocity and one man at the centre – General Sir Frank Kitson. One complaint is against the British Army; One […]
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The cover of the new book by Ciarán MacAirt called Trope


Support the work of the charity, Paper Trail.

The author Ciarán MacAirt is donating all of the profits of his book, Trope: Essays and Articles, to Paper Trail and its work with victims and survivors of the conflict, including the families of the McGurk's Bar Massacre.

Trope features some of his ground-breaking discoveries and represents a personal journey as he trudges across the killing fields of World War 1 to the back-streets of Belfast where death-squads roamed. In it, he asks whether General Sir Frank Kitson who helped cover up the McGurk's Bar Massacre was a British military hero or director of terrorism. Foreword by Father Sean McManus, international human rights activist, author, and President of the Irish National Caucus.