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McGurk's Bar Massacre - Kitson, Byrne and Shillington

Incompetence or Collusion: PSNI 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

https://mcgurksbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/McGurks-Bar-PSNI-U-Turn-Edit.mp3 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 has admitted it is “not aware of holding details of a secret agreement… between the …

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Legal Proceedings against the Office of the Police Ombudsman

Pree Release: McGurk’s Bar families begin legal proceedings against the Office of the Police Ombudsman. Families of those killed and injured in the McGurk’s Bar Massacre have been forced to initiate legal proceedings against the Office of the Police Ombudsman for its: (1) Failure to complete a 2015 complaint regarding serious allegations against present policing …

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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 Families Take Judicial Review Against Attorney General

McGurk’s Bar relatives have issued a Judicial Review challenge against the Attorney General regarding his decision not to order a fresh inquest into the massacre. Kinnear & Co. Solicitors can confirm that yesterday, Mr Terence Keenan, has lodged papers in the High Court in Belfast, initiating proceedings against the Attorney General, regarding his recent decision …

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McGurk's Bar Massacre and the Role of British Agents

The McGurk’s Bar Massacre and the Role of British Agents

McGurk’s Bar Families hear for the first time that a high-level British agent gave intelligence about the atrocity to his police handlers.  Yesterday – and only in open court – victims and survivors of the McGurk’s Bar atrocity learned that British agent and Ulster Volunteer Force commander, Gary Haggarty, gave information to his police handlers …

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Families Appeal to NI SoS for Release of Collusion File

The campaigning families of the McGurk’s Bar Massacre victims appeal to Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire, to release a 45-year-old British file containing evidence of collusion in the atrocity between British security forces and Loyalist paramilitaries. Ciarán MacAirt, a grandson of one of the victims of the massacre, which claimed the lives of …

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Judicial Review: Laughing Chief Constable George Hamilton

#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 …

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