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 […]

Baron Kilclooney: Patsy or Liar?

Baron Kilclooney, or John Taylor to you and me, helped promulgate the McGurk’s Bar propaganda before we had even buried our loved ones. Whether he knowingly deceived the public or he too was duped by the RUC is moot. One thing is certain: he has not apologised for his deceit. The forensic report was only completed […]

Major Disinformation

Senior Ammunition Technical Officer (ATO), Major Bernard Calladene (1), completed a standard British army pro forma (access the redacted version here) when his ATOs returned from the McGurk’s Bar bombing site. Calladene was not present at the scene of the McGurk’s explosion.   It records that the attending ATOs, Sergeant Crisp and Captain Mendham (2), stipulate that the […]

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Gerald Donaghey – Unfinished Business

Below is an excellent article by the Pat Finucane Centre and the continuing tragedy of Gerald Donaghey who was one of fourteen innocent victims killed on Bloody Sunday, 1972. The post also considers the malign testimony of Times journalist, John Chartres, who also had his bit part to play in the McGurk’s Bar disinformation. An […]

Corporate Memory and the McGurk’s Bar Massacre

Drew Harris, the Deputy Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern, has purchased the corporate memory and the corporate allegiance of his old friends in the Royal Ulster Constabulary. Considering the institutional sectarianism and criminality of this failed force, he may be hoping for corporate amnesia but ordinary families will not allow them to forget. Criminal […]

Undermining the Eyewitness to the McGurk’s Bar Attack

The Research Unit of the Government Information Service: Undermining the Eyewitness to the McGurk’s Bar Attack.   In a Judicial Review today (Friday 24th October 2014), our families and legal representatives, KRW Law, will challenge the irrational findings of what is the 4th Historical Enquiries Team report that we have seen. This latest report is completely at […]

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The Guerrilla Film Club Presents…

The Guerrilla Film Club will be hosting our film The McGurk’s Bar Bombing: Loss of Innocence at 7pm, Tuesday 2nd December in Conway Mill. A question and answer session will follow.   Made by local filmmakers, Northern Visions, and funded by the Community Relations Council, The McGurk’s Bar Bombing: Loss of Innocence features the family […]

Lord Gerry Fitt – Snake in the Grass?

Whilst researching the murder of my grandmother, Kathleen Irvine, and 14 other innocent civilians in the McGurk’s Bar bombing in 1971, I came across a gut-wrenching document. Of all of the buried documents which I have discovered and placed in the public domain, the contents of this particular document left me more deflated than the […]

Fusilier Thomas's record in 2RRF's War Diary

Fusilier Thomas: A Forgotten Victim

It was the reasoned crisis of his soul Against more days of inescapable thrall         S.I.W., Wilfred Owen Official records tend to be dry, perfunctory and prosaic. Documents like Director of Operations Brief, Duty Officer Report or Brigade Intelligence Summary may catalogue moments of violence and destruction but the words rarely convey context or the […]

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