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Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, Glenanne and McGurk’s

There has been renewed – or belated – interest in the appointment of Garda Commissioner Drew Harris following the RTÉ airing of Unquiet Graves. Unquiet Graves tells the story of the Glenanne Gang and investigates the role of the British state and its Armed Forces in the killing of 120 Irish Catholic civilians during the…

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General Sir Frank Kitson and the McGurk's Bar Massacre

‘Missing” British Ministry of Defence File Surrenders its Dirty Secret

Press Release: A ‘missing’ British Army log sheet has surrendered its dirty secret nearly half a century later. The imprint of a British military log covering the aftermath of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre, which the British of Ministry of Defence says is missing, has surrendered its dirty secret more than 48 years later – the…

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British Ministry of Defence Withholds McGurk’s Bar Massacre Evidence

Nearly half a century after the McGurk’s Bar Massacre, the British Ministry of Defence is still withholding evidence. The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) is still hiding potentially critical evidence relating to the McGurk’s Bar Massacre and its cover-up by the British state. This is despite the fact that the atrocity occurred in 1971 and…

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McGurk's Bar Campaign for Truth

McGurk’s Bar: British Army Buried Witness Testimony of Suspect Car

Secret British Army archives have revealed new witness testimony of the suspect car used in the McGurk’s Bar bombing. This is the first time that the victims’ families have been told that a witness gave critical evidence of the suspect car to a British Army officer at the scene of the attack the following morning….

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McGurk's Bar Massacre and General Sir Frank Kitson

Covert British Army Operation Discovered in Vicinity of McGurk’s Bar

Press Release: A grandson of two of the McGurk’s Bar victims has discovered a previously undisclosed covert British Army operation in the vicinity of McGurk’s Bar on the night of the atrocity. Author, Ciarán MacAirt, discovered a covert British Army “ambush OP” [ambush observation post] in York Street which intersected the target area and escape…

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McGurk's Bar Massacre and General Sir Frank Kitson

How the British Army and Police Lied to British Government About McGurk’s Bar

Newly uncovered British Ministry of Defence files prove how the British Army and the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) lied to British government ministers and Number 10 about the McGurk’s Bar bombing days after the massacre. 15 civilians were killed including 2 children in the McGurk’s Bar attack on 4th December 1971 – at the time,…

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McGurk's Bar Massacre and General Sir Frank Kitson

McGurk’s Bar: Judicial Review Against Chief Constable George Hamilton

McGurk’s Bar families launch a Judicial Review against Chief Constable George Hamilton. The McGurk’s Bar families have begun Judicial Review proceedings against Chief Constable George Hamilton for his failure to order an independent investigation into the atrocity including the questioning of General Sir Frank Kitson, former Commander-in-Chief UK Land Forces. Kitson was Brigadier in charge…

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McGurk's Bar Massacre and General Sir Frank Kitson

General Sir Frank Kitson Implicated in McGurk’s Bar Cover-Up

Archive discovery implicates British General Frank Kitson in McGurk’s Bar Bombing cover-up: families demand immediate arrest and questioning. The McGurk’s Bar families have demanded that an independent police force immediately question British General Sir Frank Kitson under caution following the discovery of a secret British Army Log, which they believe proves that Kitson colluded with…

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The Gem Bar – Targeted by the British Army

The British Army raided and searched the Gem Bar, the original target of the McGurk’s Bar bombers, two nights before the massacre. Secret British Army archives record that its soldiers screened 20 customers of the Gem Bar and sent 6 to Girdwood Barracks for questioning. The Gem Bar was suspected by the British Army of…

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The cover of the new book by Ciarán MacAirt called Trope

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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.

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